Film & New Media
Featuring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of ‘Tim & Eric,’ LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and comedian Gregg Turkington
SAT JAN 26 / 8PM
Screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, The Comedy is a 2012 black comedy film directed and co-written by Rick Alverson, and starring Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric). Supporting actors include Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric), James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), and Gregg Turkington (better known as Neil Hamburger). On the cusp of inheriting his father's estate, Swanson (Heidecker) is a man with unlimited options. An aging hipster in Brooklyn, he spends his days in aimless recreation with like-minded friends in games of comic irreverence and mock sincerity. As Swanson grows restless of the safety a sheltered life offers him, he tests the limits of acceptable behavior, pushing the envelope in every way he can. The Comedy is a powerful and provocative character study that touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.