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Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind The Clown

, , , 2016

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 whose unquenchable curiosity led him to write, produce, stage and direct many of the films he appeared in, resulting in such adored classics as The Bellboy, The Ladies Man, The Errand Boy, and The Nutty Professor.

Celebrating his 90th year, Jerry Lewis candidly reflects on his remarkable life and decades-long career, from his legendary partnership with crooner Dean Martin, his incredible rise to Beatles-like fame, to his great love affair with filmmaking. Featuring friends, filmmakers and critics such as Pierre Etaix, Tony Lewis, Jonathan Rosenbaum and Martin Scorsese, director Gregory Monro invites audiences to rediscover the world of a brilliant, yet deeply-conflicted persona.

IN HONOUR OF Eva & Les Erdi OAM

60 mins / English, French (English Subtitles)
Director — Gregory Monro