Happy Birthday Martin Scorsese with THE KING OF COMEDY (1982)
- 100 Lafayette Street Shaw Center for the Arts Baton Rouge, LA 70801-
- Manship Theatre
- November 30, 2017
- Time: 8:00 PM
- Price: $.8.50, plus tax and fees (please call for student, senior, military discounts)
- (225) 344-0334
THE KING OF COMEDY (1982)
Film Length: 109 min
This Film is Rated: PG
Watch the film trailer here
This November Manship Theatre presents a Martin Scorsese retrospective in honor of the acclaimed filmmaker’s 75th birthday month. An innovator who is as devoted to film history as he is to filmmaking, Scorsese’s work spans 50 years of master storytelling that is a culmination of influences that range from The French New Wave and Italian Neorealism film movements to his native New York City Little Italy neighborhood. Aside from the signature Scorsese trademarks—violence, profanity, morality, religion and redemption—his films inhabit deep character studies that allow audiences to relate to his often anti-hero protagonists, (frequently played by longtime collaborator Robert De Niro).
Directed: Martin Scorsese
Written: Paul D. Zimmerman
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, and Sandra Bernhard
Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
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