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Aspen FilmFest

September 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-6

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“Entertaining, thought-provoking…Pearlstein’s very deft assembly manages to raise all these ideas and others for viewer consideration while underlining that there are few, if any, definitive responses to them.”
– Variety

“Director Ferne Pearlstein [explores]not only the limits of humor and free speech today, but how Shoah victims and survivors used humor as a salve, defense mechanism and weapon despite their powerlessness”
– Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Entertaining and wrenching….The Last Laugh received a standing ovation at its star-studded Tribeca premiere on Monday.”
– New York Observer

“Funny and sobering at the same time.”
– Hollywood Reporter

“Pearlstein’s film doesn’t only examine the issue from those with a microphone, but through Holocaust survivors who add a deeper dimension to the film: humor as a necessary survival tool. … By seeking humor in the darkest dark, The Last Laugh gets at the intrinsic nature of comedy.”
– The Associated Press (picked up by the New York Times, Times of Israel, and dozens of other publications)

“The best part about the documentary is getting to listen to these funny people talk about all of these issues….That alone is worth the price of admission.”
– RogerEbert. com

“Stunning documentary, very original.”
– Eye for Film

“Entertaining and deeply philosophical.”
– POV Magazine

“A truly provocative film that both entertains and educates….The film swings from true pathos to outright hilarity…(Pearlstein) manages to keep all the balls in the air at once, bouncing between shtick and somber with seaming ease…The film ends up being nothing less than a deep rumination about how one deals with such an event, how a people can come to terms (in a seemingly unique way) with such an atrocity…”
– Jason Gorber, Dork Shelf

“Reveals….the intensely personal nature of what people find funny….It doesn’t downplay the tragedy behind the comedy.”
– The Guardian

“I loved the film….It’s a tough topic to tackle, but it’s dealt with beautifully in The Last Laugh.”
– Ariel Fisher, The Fishbowl


September 21, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


The Last Laugh


Aspen, Colorado, Estados Unidos
Aspen, CO United States