About The Film
An ode to the Golden Age of film and television, this fly-on-the-wall comedy feast follows an affable group of famous showbiz scribes who meet for lunch, swapping jokes, ruminating on their health, and kibitzing about their careers.
Twice-monthly for the past 40 years, the likes of Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Monty Hall, Arthur Hiller and other Hollywood old-timers have gathered for an invitation-only, ceremonial nosh at a Sherman Oaks deli, bantering for hours over heaping portions of matzo balls and brisket, as their longtime waitress Valerie inevitably appears just in time to step on their punch lines. Filmmaker Donna Kanter (daughter of the late comedy writer Hal Kanter) circles the lunch table to capture the priceless camaraderie of these fabled funnymen, as well as one-on-one interviews that fill in their remarkable biographies.
Spanning several eras of American comedy heritage, LUNCH is a charming testament to earned wisdom, longevity and fraternal fellowship.
Film DetailsDirector: Donna Kanter
Running Time: 78 min.
Subjects: American Jewish Life, Biography