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Bernard and Huey

Bernard and Huey

Synopsis

Director

Based on characters that originally appeared in Jules Feiffer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Village Voice comic strip dating back to 1957, Jules wrote the screenplay to „Bernard and Huey“ in 1986. The film starts with post-collegiate Huey (a roguish ladies man) and Bernard (his nebbishy best friend). We flash forward 25 years and now Bernard is a successful New York bachelor, and Huey arrives on his doorstep looking old and washed up. As the two reconnect, Bernard starts a relationship with Huey’s estranged daughter Zelda, an aspiring cartoonist.

Huey slowly gets his mojo back and tries to seduce various women in Bernard’s life, including on-again-off-again girlfriend Roz and workmate Mona. Zelda treats Bernard like Huey treats women, and Huey and Bernard fall back to their old ways as the ladies’ man and the nebbish. But along the way, Huey reunites with his ex-wife, Aggie, his brother Marty and reconnects with Zelda. Bernard finally realizes that he may indeed wind up with a woman old enough to be his wife.

Dan Mirvish

(b. 1967) is an American filmmaker and author, best known as the co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival. Dan was mentored by Robert Altman on his first film, „Omaha (The Movie),“ which led him to co-founding the upstart Slamdance Film Festival that runs concurrent with Sundance. Mirvish has also wrote the critically-acclaimed book „The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking“ and co-wrote the best-selling novel „I Am Martin Eisenstadt“. „Bernard and Huey“ is his fifth full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Omaha (The Movie) (1995)
  • Stamp and Deliver (1998)
  • Open House (2004)
  • Between Us (2012)
  • Bernard and Huey (2017)

Schedule

17.11.2017
17:15 - 18:45
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 4
Screening code: 010301
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23.11.2017
21:00 - 22:30
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Screening code: 070604
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Forum

Film info

Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: English
Director: Dan Mirvish
Producers: Dan Mirvish, Bernie Stern
Writer: Jules Feiffer
DOP: Todd Antonio Somodevilla
Montage: Daniel Capuzzi
Composer: Luis Guerra
Cast: Jim Rach, David Koechner, Mae Whitman, Sasha Alexander, Nancy Travis
Production: Bugeater Films
Festival: Tacoma

Synopsis

Director

Based on characters that originally appeared in Jules Feiffer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Village Voice comic strip dating back to 1957, Jules wrote the screenplay to „Bernard and Huey“ in 1986. The film starts with post-collegiate Huey (a roguish ladies man) and Bernard (his nebbishy best friend). We flash forward 25 years and now Bernard is a successful New York bachelor, and Huey arrives on his doorstep looking old and washed up. As the two reconnect, Bernard starts a relationship with Huey’s estranged daughter Zelda, an aspiring cartoonist.

Huey slowly gets his mojo back and tries to seduce various women in Bernard’s life, including on-again-off-again girlfriend Roz and workmate Mona. Zelda treats Bernard like Huey treats women, and Huey and Bernard fall back to their old ways as the ladies’ man and the nebbish. But along the way, Huey reunites with his ex-wife, Aggie, his brother Marty and reconnects with Zelda. Bernard finally realizes that he may indeed wind up with a woman old enough to be his wife.

Dan Mirvish

(b. 1967) is an American filmmaker and author, best known as the co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival. Dan was mentored by Robert Altman on his first film, „Omaha (The Movie),“ which led him to co-founding the upstart Slamdance Film Festival that runs concurrent with Sundance. Mirvish has also wrote the critically-acclaimed book „The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking“ and co-wrote the best-selling novel „I Am Martin Eisenstadt“. „Bernard and Huey“ is his fifth full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Omaha (The Movie) (1995)
  • Stamp and Deliver (1998)
  • Open House (2004)
  • Between Us (2012)
  • Bernard and Huey (2017)