Funny Business: Documentary Film Series

Not since Garbo laughed in the film, Ninotchka, has so much been done by one American to make a Russian laugh -- according to the documentary film, Exporting Raymond. Denver Public Library Film Series kicks off its 8th annual documentary showcase this Tuesday.

Denver Public Library’s Film Series has put together a mini-collection of docs that explores the world of comedy entertainment. Documentary films are often funny accidentally. These are no exception – but they also chronicle the world of professional comedy and comedy writing. It’s serious fun to watch other people try to be funny, with varying levels of success! Opening with the hilarious chronicle of Hollywood trying to bring the TV show, Everybody Loves Raymond, to Russian viewers and ending with Get Bruce!, the documentary that captures one of the funniest voices in Hollywood history - Bruce Vilanch. Have a laugh on us.

Exporting Raymond (2010)
Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-9 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
85 minutes. Rated PG.

The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)
Tuesday, April 23, 6:30-9 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
83 minutes. Rated R.

Get Bruce! (1999)
Tuesday, April 30, 6:30-9 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
73 minutes. Rated R.

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Written by Chris on April 15, 2013

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