The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 93 minutes
An amazing cast of actors adorns this charming comedy about prize-winning playwright Nate (Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement) who has lost his mojo, his agent, and then his wife and home. Forced to move in with his father Bob (Elliott Gould), Nate has some real soul searching to do. But first he has to fold some towels for the residents of his father’s retirement community. Ever the comedian, Bob keeps his friends in stitches with his jokes centering on the travails of hapless “Zimmerman,” but Nate fails to see artistic merit in such humor. Director Sam Hoffman, who started the web series, “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” keeps the laughs coming in HUMOR ME, even when the film begins to center on Nate and Bob’s relationship. As Nate takes on the role of director for the community’s theater troupe, there’s a bit of a spark between him and the daughter of one of the players (played by musician Ingrid Michaelson), and he finally gets to feel worthy again. Entertaining and funny from start to finish, HUMOR ME is like an old joke you keep in your back pocket for when the kids go to bed. —T.W.
Tower City Cinemas
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 3:15 PM
Cedar Lee Theatre
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Jewish and Israeli Visions
American Independents Competition
Sam Hoffman is a producer, director, and writer who has created content in film, television, and on digital media. In 2009 he launched the website OldJewsTellingJokes.com.
HUMOUR ME (2017)
Sam Hoffman, Jamie Gordon, Courtney Potts
Jermaine Clement, Elliott Gould, Ingrid Michaelson, Maria Dizzia, Priscilla Lopez, Bebe Neuwirth, Annie Potts