The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

American Independent

The Last Laugh

(USA, 2016, 85 min.)

Director: Ferne Pearlstein

Producers: Ferne Pearlstein, Robert Edwards, Anne Hobby, Jan Warner, Anne Hubbell

With: Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Sarah Silverman, David Cross, Gilbert Gottfried, Larry Charles, Harry Shearer

Can the Holocaust be funny? In this witty and moving documentary, spanning decades of humor on the most taboo of subject, button pushing comics like Mel Brooks and Sarah Silverman discuss why and how they joke about the genocide of their own people, from “Springtime for Hitler” to stand-up zingers. Meanwhile, Holocaust survivors and Jewish community leaders try to decide when they can laugh and when they draw the line.

Village Cinema #2 – Northstar California – Saturday, December 3 – 5:30pm