Sarah Silverman Opens Film Festival on Fairfax


One of our quirky local movie theaters, Cinefamily (on Fairfax Avenue just south of Melrose), will host an equally quirky film festival from February 28 to March 2.

The 2nd Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival features stand-up comedians who introduce the films that have inspired them. It was created by veteran comedian Federman (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Legally Blonde, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People).

The festival launches on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 7:30 pm, with Sarah Silverman hosting a showing of Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Here is the rest of the line-up:


  • The Sklar Brothers introduce Breaking Away on Thursday, February 28 at 10:30 pm.
  • Dana Gould introduces Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb on Friday, March 1 at 7:30PM.
  • Nick Kroll presents Raising Arizona on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm.
  • Bill Burr presents The Dirty Dozen on Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 pm.

According to the festival organizers:

The evenings will include performances by Federman and the comedians, each of whom will introduce their chosen film and take questions about the movies at the conclusion of the screenings. Wayne says of the festival, “I leave the selection of the films completely to the comics. The fest combines two of my favorite art forms: stand-up and movies. It’s always thrilling to watch how these films inspired them. Plus, it’s a blast to watch a celebrity nerd out on a film that they love.”

Tickets for each show are only $12 and are available on the Cinefamily web site.

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