The King of Comedy, a 1983 film, is the next Talk Back program at The New Plaza Cinema.
Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) is a failure in life but a celebrity in his own mind, hosting an imaginary talk show in his mother's basement. When he meets actual talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis), he's convinced it will provide his big break, but Langford isn't interested in the would-be comedian. Undaunted, Pupkin effectively stalks Langford -- and when that doesn't work, he kidnaps him, offering his release in exchange for a guest spot on Langford's show.
Watch the film prior to the TALK BACK as this will not be a screening of the film. If you have not seen the film it is available on Apple TV for rent and YouTube (quality at your own risk). Join the donation based Zoom on November 6th at 4p.m. ET. The program is as follows: watch a short film trailer, Max Alvarez and Dan Cahill will enlighten on the history, virtues and issues with this film, followed by a short Q and A.