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*One Week Only!*
"A creative tour de force, an intellectual high-wire act as astonishing as it is entertaining... The director, Alex Karpovsky, gives life and form to the invisible act of one brain sparking another, showcasing a connection as ineffable as creativity itself."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Directed by Alex Karpovsky (WOODPECKER, star of BEESWAX and TINY FURNITURE), the SXSW favorite TRUST US, THIS IS ALL MADE UP showcases the talents of performance artists TJ Jagodowski and David Pasquesi, described by the New York Times as "Second City-seasoned masters of long form improv." Living legends in their field, their entirely spontaneous, character-driven, often hilarious and wholly original one-hour plays have mesmerized audiences worldwide. The film makes its New York theatrical run with a week-long engagement, August 12 – 19.
Exploring the folds of faith that underlie TJ & Dave's relationship and the transcendental forces that govern their improvisation, TRUST US, THIS IS ALL MADE UP features an unforgettable live performance recorded at New York's Barrow Street Theater. A gut-busting look into the underpinnings of human imagination and the depths of mutual understanding, the film will leave you laughing, guessing, and in awe of this altogether remarkable feat.
83 minutes. In English. Presented in Blu-ray. Unrated.
*** COME EARLY FOR LIQUOR & SNACKS! DOORS OPEN 30 MINS. BEFORE SHOWTIME
** FILMMAKER IN PERSON at August 12 premiere @ 9pm
"Does for comedic improvisation what THE ARISTOCRATS did for the dirty joke: [Karpovsky] offers a loosely sociological study of the form while milking the material for sizable laughs."
- Rob Nelson, VARIETY
"Loving and carefully imagined... It's the closest anyone has come
to effectively translating the ephemerality that marks all great improv; see it
in a theater setting to get the full effect."
- Jane Bordein, TIME OUT NEW YORK
"A unique dissection of
two unique minds, the science of their collaboration, and the rewards that come
from trusting your partner implicitly and getting out of the art's way. It's
also really effing funny."
- Erik Adams, THE ONION