I Used to Be Funny


Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Jun 21 7:00 PM
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Film Info
Release Year:2024
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ally Pankiw
Cast:Rachel Sennott
Olga Petsa
Jason Jones
Sabrina Jalees
Caleb Hearon
Screenwriter:Ally Pankiw


I USED TO BE FUNNY is a dark dramedy that follows Sam Cowell (Rachel Sennott), an aspiring stand-up comedian and au pair struggling with PTSD, as she decides whether or not to join the search for Brooke (Olga Petsa), a missing teenage girl she used to nanny. The story exists between the present, where Sam tries to recover from her trauma and get back on stage, and the past, where memories of Brooke make it harder and harder to ignore the petulant teen’s sudden disappearance. Writer/director Ally Pankiw’s debut feature is both funny and heartbreaking in its honest and refreshing look at trauma and recovery, and how they affect the relationships and communities that shape us.