Comedians and Classics Unite at the 4th Annual Wayne Federman Film Festival

Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:58 Written by  iamrogue
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Comedians and Classics Unite at the 4th Annual Wayne Federman Film Festival

Cannes.  Sundance.  Venice.  Federman.

These are the cream of the film festival crop.  While you might be more familiar with the first three, none of those world-famous fests allow some of the world's finest stand-up comedians to personally select and present their favorite classic movies.

So obviously the Wayne Federman Film Festival is superior to any and all other film festivals.

Having established his fest the past three years running, Federman is back for the 4th Annual Wayne Federman Film Festival, which is set to feature comedians like Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat), Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Lauren Lapkus (Jurassic World), and Paul Scheer (The League) pairing stand-up and Q&A's with films such as Klown, MacGruber, Big, and Ghostbusters, just to name a few.

By no you're asking yourself, "Who is Wayne Federman?"  The name might not be ringing any bells, but it's a safe bet you've seen Federman in many a movie, as the actor has memorably appeared in comedies like The 40 Year Old Virgin, Step Brothers, Knocked Up, 50 First Dates, and Funny People.  He has also shown up on television series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Larry Sanders Show, and The X-Files.

Most importantly for our purposes, Federman conceived of this unique programming at the Silent Movie Theater, home to Cinefamily, on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.  This year, the Wayne Federman Film Festival, takes place from Thursday, March 5th through Sunday, March 8th.  Once again the fest finds a cadre of stand-up comedians curating a fest of eclectic films, presented with live stand-up comedy, post-film Q&A's, and even some special appearances (in addition to the comedians themselves).

As if all that wasn't enough, this is Cinefamily, so most of the movies are actually presented on film.  35mm, to be exact.  There are exceptions (denoted with asterisks* below) playing digitally, but for the most part, this is actually a film festival.  Repertory film, live stand-up comedy, and communal celebration of moviegoing.  What could be better?

For tickets and more information, check out the official Cinefamily site.  If you inexplicably remain unconvinced, then take a peek at our quick breakdown of the fest:

Thursday, March 5th

7:30pm - Sacha Baron Cohen presents Klown (2010), directed by Mikkel Nørgaard*

Friday, March 6th

7:30pm - Doug Benson Movie Interruption presents Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), directed by Blake Edwards

10:30pm - Paul Scheer presents Ghostbusters (1984), directed by Ivan Reitman

Saturday, March 7th

7:00pm - Chris Hardwick presents Fletch (1985), directed by Michael Ritchie

10:15pm - Will Forte presents MacGruber (2010), directed by Jorma Taccone*

Sunday, March 8th

7:30pm - Lauren Lapkus presents Big (1988), directed by Penny Marshall*

10:30pm - Kumail Nanjiani presents The Descent (2005), directed by Neil Marshall

Tickets for each film run at $14 a pop, but as always, Cinefamily members get in for free.  So if you're not already a member, now's the time to support Cinefamily.

Again, find tickets and more detailed information by clicking right here.  If you're an LA resident or just in town from March 5th to 8th, then don't miss the 4th Annual Wayne Federman Film Festival. Where else, after all, could you possible hope to find Breakfast at Tiffany's playing on 35mm alongside The Descent?

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