Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Year: 2015
Country: United States
Run Time: 93 minutes

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD : THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON tells the story of the National Lampoon during the 1970s and 1980s. For many, the Lampoon was the first place where humor was recognized as a way to tell a greater truth about the world and influence people’s views on politics and culture. Launching the careers of John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Christopher Guest, Harold Ramis, and others who went on to make some of Hollywood’s most beloved films, the Lampoon shaped a moment in time when comedy took on a rock'n' roll esthetic and changed humor on a global level. However, once the rock'n' roll lifestyle took its toll, the Lampoon found itself struggling to get back to its original roots: being funny.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:20 PM -
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9:55 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:10 PM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 8:45 PM

Competition
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

Director
Douglas Tirola

Douglas Tirola attended Ohio's Miami University and Columbia University. His first job was a P.A. on "When Harry Met Sally". In addition to his directing credits, Tirola also produced the NY Times Critic's Pick "Making the Boys" (2011) and the critically acclaimed "Actress" (2014).

Filmography
"A Reason to Believe" (1995), "An Omar Broadway Film" (2008), "All In: The Poker Movie" (2009), "Hey Bartender" (2013), DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON (2015)

Producer
Susan Bedusa

Screenwriting
Mark Monroe, Douglas Tirola

Cinematography
Sean Price-Williams

Editing
Joseph Krings, G. Jesse Martinez

Featuring
Chevy Chase, Judd Apatow, Henry Beard, Tony Hendra, PJ O'Rourke, John Landis

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