Musical theater and mockumentary take center stage in Waiting for Guffman, the 1996 ensemble comedy from director Christopher Guest. This "madcap gem" (in the words of Owen Gleiberman) was described by Kenneth Turan as "a sly and gleeful comedy showcase that pokes clever fun at the American musical, amateur theatricals, and anything else that's not nailed down." The brilliant cast includes Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard, Parker Posey, and Bob Balaban. Introduction by Joe Fay. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.
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7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
What is Treasures from the Yale Film Archive?
Treasures from the Yale Film Archive is an ongoing series of classic and contemporary films in 35mm curated by the Yale Film Study Center and screened at the Whitney Humanities Center.