Comedy fans everywhere can rejoice, for The Film Society at Lincoln Center is launching a special five-day showcase of Judd Apatow’s work.
From July 10-14, Apatow classics of the big and small screen will be screened as part of a special series Film Society is calling “I Found This Funny: The Comedy World of Judd Apatow.” Films that inspired the writer-director will also be screened. Additionally, Apatow will be present for several appearances and Q&As, while Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham and more special guests are set to be a part of the program as well.
According to the Film Society’s official release: “Apatow asserts his belief in romantic fidelity despite the protestations of many of his characters, and his frequent collaboration with friends—nine projects with Paul Rudd, eight with Seth Rogen, seven with Jonah Hill—give the impression of a joyful, laidback cottage industry. Apatow cites John Cassavetes and Hal Ashby as favorite filmmakers, influences that surface in his masterful use of improvisation and his obvious fondness for his characters, flawed and immature though they may be.”
Below is the official calendar of events:
Friday, July 10
“The Last Detail,” directed by Hal Ashby. 4:30pm.
“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” directed by Judd Apatow. 7:00pm.
“Superbad,” directed by Judd Apatow. 9:30 pm.
Saturday, July 11
“Being There,” directed by Hal Ashby. 1:30pm.
“Freaks and Geeks,” episodes 1-9. 3:00pm (Free to public).
“Knocked Up,” directed by Judd Apatow. 4:00pm
“Bridesmaids,” directed by Paul Feig. 6:45pm
“Pineapple Express,” directed by David Gordon Green. 9:15pm.
Sunday, July 12
“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” directed by Nicholas Stoller. 1:15pm.
“Get Him to the Greek,” directed by Nicholas Stoller. 3:25pm.
“Funny People,” directed by Judd Apatow. 5:45pm.
“This Is 40,” directed by Judd Apatow. 8:30pm.
“Freaks and Geeks,” episodes 10-18. 3:00pm (Free to public).
Monday, July 13
“An Evening with Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham.” 8:30pm.
Tuesday, July 14
“Trainwreck,” directed by Judd Apatow. 8:30pm (Amy Schumer in attendance).
All ticketing information can be accessed at www.filmlinc.com
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