Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown

Dir. Gregory Monro
(61 min, FranceUnited States, 2016)
English French with English subtitles
Documentary
DC Premiere

Since his early days, Jerry Lewis (in the grand tradition of Chaplin, Keaton, and Laurel) had the masses laughing with visual gags, pantomime sketches, and his signature slapstick humor, yet American critics typically derided his output as simple and abrasive.

His groundbreaking and controversial career—with film credits such as The Bellboy and The Nutty Professor in addition to edgy standup material—is considered here in interviews with film luminaries such as Martin Scorsese and Jonathan Rosenbaum, alongside appearances by Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle.

Screenings

Thursday, May 25, 6:15 pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am
Pre-Sale Only*
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.

E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can't use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

Preview
Tickets

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E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can’t use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

This event finished on May 28, 2017.