Funny Stories

The Boy Downstairs

About the Film 

Zosia Mamet (Girls) is a conflicted millennial who revisits a failed romance when she unknowingly moves into her ex-boyfriend's Brooklyn brownstone, in this easygoing love story that contemplates modern relationships and the price of independence and freedom.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
91 minutes

Bye Bye Germany

About the Film 

A defiant Holocaust survivor and alleged Nazi collaborator looks to make a buck in postwar Frankfurt, in this bittersweet and engaging salute to European Jews who chose to tough out painful memories to reclaim their lives.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
102 minutes

The Cousin

About the Film 

An open-minded Israeli questions his liberal convictions when a Palestinian laborer he hired is suspected of a crime, in this hard-hitting, dark comedy that explores the latent prejudice central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
92 minutes

Gilbert

About the Film 

Behind the profane comic stylings, and fame as the voice of the Aflac Duck and parrot Iago in Aladdin, filmmaker Neil Berkeley finds an unexpectedly tender side of one of comedy’s most iconic figures, the brash, boundary-pushing Gilbert Gottfried, as revealed in this laugh-packed, sometimes vulgar, and poignant profile of a man belied by his course exterior.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
98 minutes

If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast

About the Film 

Irrepressible comic legend Carl Reiner and other celebrity nonagenarians regard the secret of vitality and longevity, in this Hollywood reunion-like collection of delightful, freewheeling conversations that challenge notions about aging.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
86 minutes

Keep the Change

About the Film 

Two adults with autism strike up an unlikely and transformative relationship, in this heartfelt, surprising reinvention of the New York romantic comedy starring vibrant characters under-represented in cinema. Winner of Best U.S. Narrative Feature and Best New Narrative Director prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
94 minutes

Let Yourself Go

About the Film 

A self-involved psychoanalyst has his tightly ordered world thrown for a loop by a high-spirited fitness instructor, in this Italian comedy, an uproarious crowd-pleaser that won the Italian Golden Globe for Best Comedy.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
98 minutes

Mamele

About the Film 

Director Joseph Green embraces prewar Jewish life in Łódź in all its diversity, as Molly Picon, queen of Yiddish musicals, returns to the screen in this marvelous comic melodrama, a classic of 1930s Yiddish cinema, now digitally restored by The National Center for Jewish Film, and the final Yiddish film to be shot on location in Poland before Nazi occupation.

Classic Film Series

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
97 minutes

Mr. & Mrs. Adelman

About the Film 

The decades-long tumultuous romance of a quintessentially French couple is chronicled in this thought-provoking, scathingly funny saga of passion, betrayal, tragedy and unexpected twists of fate, co-written by the two stars.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
120 minutes

Take My Nose... Please!

About the Film 

Raising provocative questions about female empowerment and absurd standards of beauty, this funny, irreverent look at the pressures on women to be attractive, ponders the impact of plastic surgery on relationships, careers and self-esteem.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
99 minutes