CBS Film Series presents Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind The Clown
By Signal Contributor
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
When:
September 24, 2017, 11:30 am @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
2017-09-24T11:30:00-07:00
2017-09-24T13:00:00-07:00
Where:
Congregation Beth Shalom
21430 Centre Pointe Pkwy
Saugus, CA 91350
USA
Cost:
$5
Contact:
CBS
(661) 254-2411
“Guaranteed to Laugh”
Jerry Lewis had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker who wrote, produced, staged, and directed many of the films he appeared in. By becoming a “total filmmaker,” Lewis surpassed expectations as a comic performer and emerged as a driving force in Hollywood. However, American critics and the cultural elite tended to reject his abrasive art while others like the French recognized him as a true auteur, giving birth to questions that have perplexed American pop culture for over 50 years: Why do Europeans love Jerry Lewis? What is this aversion Americans have towards him? Is he just a brash, anything-for-yuk buffoon? Or is he a creative genius? Who is the man behind the clown?

Courtesy photo

Tickets purchased at door

$5 per ticket includes Lunch & Popcorn
$1 Raffle tickets for your chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice.

About the author

Signal Contributor

Signal Contributor

CBS Film Series presents Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind The Clown

When:
September 24, 2017, 11:30 am @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
2017-09-24T11:30:00-07:00
2017-09-24T13:00:00-07:00
Where:
Congregation Beth Shalom
21430 Centre Pointe Pkwy
Saugus, CA 91350
USA
Cost:
$5
Contact:
CBS
(661) 254-2411
“Guaranteed to Laugh”
Jerry Lewis had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker who wrote, produced, staged, and directed many of the films he appeared in. By becoming a “total filmmaker,” Lewis surpassed expectations as a comic performer and emerged as a driving force in Hollywood. However, American critics and the cultural elite tended to reject his abrasive art while others like the French recognized him as a true auteur, giving birth to questions that have perplexed American pop culture for over 50 years: Why do Europeans love Jerry Lewis? What is this aversion Americans have towards him? Is he just a brash, anything-for-yuk buffoon? Or is he a creative genius? Who is the man behind the clown?

Courtesy photo

Tickets purchased at door

$5 per ticket includes Lunch & Popcorn
$1 Raffle tickets for your chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice.

About the author

Signal Contributor

Signal Contributor