The Last Laugh

Location:Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk
Address:5095 Yonge Street Toronto Map
Start date:October 30, 2016
Time:04:00 PM – 05:30 PM

What's funny about the Holocaust? Join Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Etgar Keret, and many other comedians and writers, as they share their thoughts on whether humour can be used when discussing the Holocaust.
“The Last Laugh is about taboos in humor, starting from the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy,” says director Pearlstein “but is that actually true? History shows that even the victims of the concentration camps used humor for survival and resistance. But where’s the line? If we make the Holocaust off-limits, what are the implications for other controversial subjects — AIDS, racism, 9/11 — in a society that prizes freedom of speech?”

This entertaining and emotional documentary examines clips ranging from The Producers and Curb Your Enthusiasm, to rare footage of cabarets that took place inside the concentration camps themselves.

The Last Laugh had its World Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and its International Premiere at Hot Docs 2016.

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