THE COMEDY

Dir: Rick Alverson, 96 min, 2011, USA (Source: Odin’s Eye Entertainment)

A savage swipe at a group of Williamsburg hipsters who engage in acts of recreational cruelty amidst revelry & extreme boredom, The Comedy is dark & deeply divisive. Swanson (Tim Heidecker, “Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job!”) comes from a wealthy family but shows no gratitude for his inheritance. Instead he & his friends – all white privileged males – say casually racist things & pull silly pranks, becoming more & more reckless, occasionally venturing into physically dangerous territory. Director Rick Alverson (of the band Spokane) brings together a great cast including James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), Eric Wareheim (“Tim & Eric”), Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Richard Swift (The Shins) & Gregg Turkington (“Neil Hamburger”).

Screens 9pm Thursday 1 November with Hansel & Gretel (Dir: Emma Varker, 6:49)

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