Standing Up

Dir. Jonathan Miller | 74 min
Documentary United States 2017 English Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Sunday, May 68:45 PM Edlavitch DCJCC

Monday, May 78:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

An Egyptian lawyer, a couch-surfing custodian and an Orthodox Jew walk into a comedy club…and end up in a documentary” –DOC NYC.

David is an ultra-Orthodox Jew who lives for the stage, but risks expulsion from his community with every show; Sara Parks quits work and ends up nearly homeless chasing her comedy dream; and Raafat Toss is a lawyer who would give up everything to be a comedian.

From David’s first show at a gay bar, to Raafat getting heckled off the stage, to Sara unexpectedly finding love, Standing Up captures the devastating lows and exhilarating highs of their journey.

Screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Jonathan Miller and producer Katie Accardo.

Guests

Screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Jonathan Miller and producer Katie Accardo.

Jonathan Miller is a New York-based director and editor of non-fiction TV and films. He has cut shows for Discovery, OWN, A&E, Animal Planet, DIY, History, The Weather Channel & Smithsonian, including the hit shows “Released,” “Yukon Men,” “60 Days In,” and the to-be-released feature documentary, “The Money Stone.” “Standing Up” is his feature directing debut.

Katie Accardo is a full-time student pursuing a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Pace University. She has worked as a literacy instructor and freelance writer/copy editor, and has held various roles in social justice-focused non-profit organizations. Standing Up is her first feature.

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Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller
jleomiller@gmail.com

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This event finished on May 8, 2018.