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Screening of LUNCH -- plus Q&A with the filmmaker. Preceded by the NEJ winner of short documentaries Date Farmers: Desert Detritus Becomes Chicano Pop Art
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA
For the past 40 years, a group of comedy writers and directors has gathered
every other Wednesday for lunch – and other nourishment.
The members and their meeting places have changed occasionally,
but their friendship and humor persist.
Lunch describes more than a single meal. At each, their perceptive comments are sharp and brilliant. But their meetings mean more to them than affable,
professional companionship; rather, a need to keep wit and wisdom alive and well.
These are the fabled guys that made America funny.
Sid Caesar, Monty Hall, Arthur Hiller, Rocky Kalish, Hal Kanter, Arthur Marx,
NEJ Judge’s comments: “Brings to life politically charged Pop Art that expresses both individuality and the pride of cultural heritage. This piece is itself an artistic revelation with great interviews and beautiful videography and editing.”
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Los Angeles Press Club
The Los Angeles Press Club stands as an organization devoted to improving the spirit of journalism and journalists, raising the industry’s standards, strengthening its integrity and improving its reputation all for the benefit of the community at large. Serving the Southland since 1913, it is the only Southern California journalism group that speaks for all journalists working for daily and weekly newspapers, radio & TV, magazines, documentary films and online. For more information, go to http://lapressclub.org.