The 3rd Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival is right around the corner! If you’re not familiar with the festival’s unique spin, it’s as simple as this: repertory films with stand-up comedians. The comics not only select the films which influenced them and their careers in one way or another, they also introduce the film as part of a performance and participate in a post-screening Q&A. This year’s featured guests will include Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Pardo, Doug Benson, Jeff Garlin, Taylor Negron and T.J. Miller, with surprise guests to be announced throughout the festival.
Hit the jump for more information on the festival and how to purchase tickets.
Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for The 3rd Annual Wayne Federman Int’l Film Festival, followed by ticketing information:
BUY TICKETS ($12/free for members. Showtimes subject to change. More shows TBA):
Thursday, May 1st, 7:30pm: Boogie Nights (hosted by Doug Benson!)
Friday, May 2nd, 7:30pm: The Dead Zone (hosted by Kathy Griffin!)
Friday, May 2nd, 10:30pm: Manhattan (hosted by Taylor Negron!)
Saturday, May 3rd, 7:30pm: The Bank Dick (hosted by T.J. Miller!)
Saturday, May 3rd, 10:15pm: Airplane! (hosted by Jimmy Pardo!)
Sunday, May 4th, 7:30pm: Sweet Smell of Success (hosted by Jeff Garlin)
Wayne Federman is a “That Guy”; we are subconsciously familiar with his face, burned into the vacuum tubes of our minds like an errant screensaver. Although his name may not be as familiar, trolling the communal id will reveal his patented one-scene “Federman-and-outs” in a slew of high-profile films: Legally Blonde, 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People, Step Brothers, 50 First Dates — plus substantial arcs in shows like X-Files. The Larry Sanders Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm. So when Wayne came to us with the novel idea for a film festival of repertory films curated by stand-up comedians — we were interested. When Wayne explained that the comedians would not only select films that were personally inspiring and influential to them, but would also intro the film, perform, and participate in a post-screening Q&A, we did what any right-thinking movie theater should do — we said YES.
NOTE: Films and performers are subject to change…and, stay tuned for surprise special guests throughout the fest!