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Standing Up, Falling Down$11.50
Standing Up, Falling Down – (dir. Matt Ratner)
West Mall 7 – Doors Open 6:00pm – Film Begins 6:30pm
TRT: 91 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
This film included in Fast Pass admission.
Awards and Festivals: 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival
Starring: Billy Crystal, Ben Schwartz, Eloise Mumford, Nate Corddry, Grace Gummer
Film Summary: STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, going on to win the Humor and Humanity and Best Directorial Debut awards in October 2019 at the Heartland International Film Festival. Beyond the prestige, this is Billy Crystal acting in a role you’ve rarely seen and will never forget.
Film Summary: 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 directorial 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. (by Pamela Nemoto)
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