Film: Standing Up, Falling Down

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Official Selection — Tribeca Film Festival

Things are not going according to plan for Scott (Ben Schwartz), a stand-up comedian begrudgingly returning to Long Island after striking out on the Los Angeles comedy scene. He’s humiliated to move back in with his family and haunted by what could have been with Becky (Eloise Mumford), the hometown girlfriend he abruptly left for the West Coast. Wracked with doubt and facing the prospect of a soul-crushing “real” job, Ben finds an unexpected connection with Marty (Billy Crystal), a local dermatologist and charming barfly with a penchant for karaoke. Scott learns that Marty’s larger-than-life personality and alcoholism mask past disappointments of his own. As their unlikely friendship evolves, Marty and Scott find the strength to start confronting their long-simmering regrets.

Matt Ratner’s feature debut is a poignant, warmhearted comedy anchored by its leads’ easy rapport and Crystal’s boundless charisma. Nate Corddry and Grace Gummer round out a strong supporting cast in this ode to companionship and facing failure together.

Wednesday, February 19: 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 20: 7:00 PM

Friday, February 21: 1:00 PM Matinee

Saturday, February 22: 6:00 PM; 8:05 PM

Sunday, February 23: 12:30 PM Matinee; 2:35 PM; 4:35 PM

Tuesday, February 25: 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 26: 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 27: 7:00 PM

Cost: $13

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Cafritz Hall
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Film: Standing Up, Falling Down
Cafritz Hall
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036