It was a big success , with all of the audience laughing almost every moment at The World Premiere of “HUMOR ME” Starring Elliott Gould, Jemaine Clement, Ingrid Michaelson, Annie Potts, Bebe Neuwirth, Priscilla Lopez, and Erich Bergen; at LA Film Festival in Culver City , California. HUMOR ME is a heartfelt father-son comedy about a struggling playwright who is forced to move in with his joke-telling dad in a New Jersey retirement community and learns, as his father often says, “life’s going to happen, whether you smile or not.”
Humor Me is inspired by Writer/Director: Sam Hoffman –the popular web series Old Jews Telling Jokes, this movie is about an aging father refuses to engage emotionally with his son, who is desperate for approval.
Writer/Director: Sam Hoffman – a producer and director on CBS’ Madam Secretary, has seen his Old Jews Telling Jokes get more than 50 million views online. It has spawned a DVD and a BBC broadcast, a book and an off-Broadway play. He is also is a producer with credits including Moonrise Kingdom and Begin Again, and he’s currently developing with producing partner Frances McDormand an adaptation of Michael Pollan’s bestseller The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Humor Me is produced by : Courtney Potts, Jamie Gordon, Sam Hoffman ; with a
Running Time of 93 minutes.
The LA Film Festival is a key part of the exhibition arm of the nonprofit arts organization Film Independent. Showcasing new American and international cinema that embraces diversity, innovation and unique perspectives, the Festival produces one-of-a-kind events featuring critically acclaimed filmmakers, industry professionals and award-winning talent from Los Angeles and around the world. The Festival’s signature programs include the Filmmaker Retreat, Women Who Lead Luncheon, Spirit of Independence Award, Coffee Talks and more. The Festival’s Future Filmmakers Showcase supports high school filmmakers with screenings of their work and community based film education opportunities. Presenting Media Sponsor is the Los Angeles Times. Platinum Sponsors are Alfa Romeo, American Airlines, EFILM | Company 3, HBO and Maker’s Mark® Bourbon. WireImage is the Official Photography Agency. Below is a photo taken just after The World Premiere of “HUMOR ME” , with Elliott Gould at The LA Film Festival in The Culver City Town Square :