The 18-minute short film premieres at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on Feb 7 and Feb 12. In a world-class festival of international scope, only one film features someone from Atlanta. Jerry-actrics: One Comic’s 77-year Climb from the Top to the Bottom is a portrait of an artist still searching, still curious and still feeling the thrill of performing and making people laugh. (To view the trailer, click here.)
Beneath the veneer of silly jokes, Adams also reveals the serious side of a man who struggled with a lifelong gambling addiction. “I’m hoping others can learn from my mistakes,” Farber tells her.
After its premiere at the prestigious Atlanta festival, Jerry-atrics will be entered in film festivals around the country. Leanna Adams believes the short documentary just scratches the surface of a larger universal story; she is eager to expand it to a full-length feature.
Farber performs almost every week of the year at comedy clubs, corporate events and college campuses around the east coast, now seeing himself as “representing the old-timers.” He’s committed to showing young people, “We love. We have passions. We still have dreams. We’re not dead yet so don’t treat us that way.”
The film screens twice at “the world’s largest Jewish film festival”
- Sunday, February 7 at 4:10 pm at Lefont Sandy Springs and
- Friday, February 12 at 2:25 pm at UA Tara Cinemas
For tickets, visit ajff.org
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