JIMMY TINGLE'S AMERICAN DREAM:
Live on Stage & Screen
Monday, October 15 | 7:30 PM
US, no rating, 70 minutes
Directed by Vinnie Straggis
A special evening with social and political humorist Jimmy Tingle, founder of the "Humor for Humanity" party, featuring the screening of his documentary Jimmy Tingle's American Dream followed by a Q&A and a live performance of Jimmy Tingle for President: The Funniest Campaign in History.
Jimmy Tingle's American Dream features comedy, commentary and conversation with some of America’s most iconic personalities and social critics, as well as family, friends and total strangers as they speak up and speak out about the American Dream. As Tingle weaves his stand-up comedy career into the fabric of the American Dream, the film introduces the audience to Oscar winners and comedians, historians and the homeless—including Robert Altman, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Howard Zinn, Mort Sahl, Janeane Garafalo, Sean Hannity, Lewis Black, Al Franken, Robert Reich, Ed Schultz, Colin Quinn, Barry Crimmins, and Jimmy's mother, Frances—as he aspires to make us laugh and think, and encourages us to dream. It also features music by Willie Nelson, The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, The Neighborhoods, and Jimmy Tingle on harmonica.
In Jimmy Tingle for President: The Funniest Campaign in History Tingle constructs another hilarious and thought provoking one-man show based on his 2012 run for the presidency. As the founder of the "Humor for Humanity" party, Tingle runs on his comedic record and his campaign underlines his passion and creative thinking on every issue the next president must grapple with—from alternative energy to immigration to jobs and the national debt.
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All films are shown at the Studio Cinema at 376 Trapelo Road in Belmont, Massachusetts, unless specified.