Folk Hero & Funny Guy

Narrative | USA | 92 min


Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Narrative
Release Year:2016
Running Time:92 minutes
Premiere Status:Long Island Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Festival Awards:NOMINATED - Tribeca Film Festival Best US Narrative Feature
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Alex Karpovsky
Wyatt Russell
Meredith Hagner
Michael Ian Black
Hannah Simone
Heather Morris
Melanie Lynskey
David Cross
Director:Jeff Grace
Producer:Ryland Aldrich
Jeff Grace
Screenwriter:Jeff Grace
Cinematography:Nancy Schreiber
Editing By:Jonathan Melin
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Date Search:November 12, 2016
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Recently dumped by his fiancée and with a stagnating standup routine, aspiring comedian-slash-copywriter Paul (Alex Karpovsky) is stuck. The manager of the club where he performs suggests he take some time off to update his comedy material, and in waltzes his childhood friend Jason Black (Wyatt Russell), an acclaimed folk-rock musician about to embark on a solo acoustic tour of the east coast. Jason suggests Paul needs to get his mojo back—and he should start by opening for Jason on tour. They set off on the road together, picking up a new act (folk singer Bryn, played by Meredith Hagner) on the way. But when Jason reveals an ulterior motive behind the tour, rifts are exposed in their otherwise affable camaraderie. Folk Hero & Funny Guy is a music-infused spin on the road-trip buddy comedy.

NOMINATED - Tribeca Film Festival Best US Narrative Feature

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