Comedy Genius

30 Nov
  -  
18 Jan 2018

Comedy Genius

Comedy Genius is a nationwide season celebrating the best in film and TV comedy, supported by funds from the National Lottery, led by Film Hub Midlands on behalf of the BFI UK Film Audience Network. Full details of Comedy Genius screenings and events happening all over the country can be found at bficomedy.co.uk   #bficomedy

Some Like It Hot

Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) are two down on their luck musicians who find themselves out of a job and on the run after the police raid the…

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Mabel Normand

Everyone knows Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, but where are the women in silent film comedy? The trailblazing Mabel Normand - who starred in 167 shorts and…

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9 to 5

The second highest grossing American film of 1980 (behind The Empire Strikes Back), 9 to 5 features the all star cast of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly…

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Sidewalk Stories

Sidewalk Stories has all the elements of the great silent comedies: physical grace, perfect timing and sly social commentary. Most of all, it's very, very…

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Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

Melding melodrama with screwball farce, Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown was Pedro Almodovar's international breakthrough and secured his place at the…

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Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

Jacques Tati's glorious comic masterpiece, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday follows its lovable, gauche protagonist as he attempts to relax "en vacances". Shy and…

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Coming To America

A career-changing role for comedic motormouth and action star Eddie Murphy (48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop), Coming to America was the first romantic comedy for…

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His Girl Friday

One of most quotable films ever made, Howard Hawks’ His Girl Friday stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildegard “Hildy” Johnson, a standout among cinema’s…

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