Friars Club Comedy Film Festival Announces 2012 Lineup
New York City Premieres of "It's A Disaster", "Price Check" and "Lay the Favorite" Headline Fourth Annual Event
NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival (FCCFF) has announced the lineup for its fourth annual event, which will take place October 24 to 27 in New York City. More than 40 films will be screened during four-day celebration of comedy film, presented by the legendary Friars Club.
It's a Disaster, from director Todd Berger, will open the festival at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on October 24. This will be the NYC premiere of the film – starring Julia Stiles, America Ferrara, David Cross, Jeff Grace, Kevin Brennan and Todd Berger – which tells the story of longtime friends stuck at a couples brunch on the brink of the end of the world.
This year's Centerpiece Film will be the NYC premiere of director Michael Walker's film Price Check (Sundance 2012), which stars Parker Posey as the new boss of a struggling supermarket chain and Eric Mabius as her employee.
The NYC premiere of Lay the Favorite, which boasts a heavy-hitting cast of Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Laura Prepon and Joshua Jackson, expertly helmed by Oscar-nominated director Stephen Frears, will close the festival at The School of Visual Arts Theatre on October 27.
Spotlight highlights include the NYC premieres of Irish comedic fright-fest Grabbers (Sundance 2012), Quentin Dupieux's inventive story of man searching for his lost dog in Wrong (Sundance 2012) and veteran comedian Eddie Pepitone's search for a breakthrough in The Bitter Buddha (Edinburgh 2012). Competition titles include the NYC premieres of Alex Karpovsky's (Girls) road comedy Red Flag, the NYC premiere of The History of Future Folk, the tale of two aliens forming a bluegrass band from directors John Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp-Walker, and the US premiere of Jordan Galland's less-than-superhero story Alter Egos, starring Danny Masterson.
The 2012 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival lineup is:
It's A Disaster
Lay The Favorite
A Little Bit Zombie
The Bitter Buddha
The Final Member
Tebana Sankichi: Snot Rockets
Lloyd The Conquerer
The History Of Future Folk
Be Forever Now
The Dark Companion
The Devil's Bitch
The Female Orgasm Law
Harold's Bad Day
Harry Grows Up
How To Kill Your Clone
The Last Straw
Michel-Jean Michel: Overexposed
One Toke Under The Line
Return To Sender
Roger, The Chicken
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For more information on the 2012 festival, including the schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit www.friarsclub.com/filmfestival, or join us on social media (@FriarsFilmFest, #FCCFF).
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