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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

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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:

HEADLINE FILMS

It's A Disaster
Price Check
Lay The Favorite

SPOTLIGHT FILMS

A Little Bit Zombie
Either Way
Grabbers
The Bitter Buddha
The Final Member
Wrong

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Holiday Road
Dead Sushi
Tebana Sankichi: Snot Rockets

COMPETITION FILMS

Alter Egos
Cinema Six
Close Quarters
Lloyd The Conquerer
Mon Ami
Red Flag
The History Of Future Folk

SHORTS

Be Forever Now
Beyond Belief
Blackout
Charity
Chubby Bunny
The Dark Companion
The Devil's Bitch
Dream Job
The Female Orgasm Law
Foodie
Harold's Bad Day
Harry Grows Up
Heads Up
Hot Rob
How To Kill Your Clone
The Last Straw
Local Tourists
Martin
Maxed Out
Michel-Jean Michel: Overexposed
Nana
Newsworthy
One Toke Under The Line
Poop
Return To Sender
Roger, The Chicken
Sexy Chat
The Slope
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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).

SOURCE The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival



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