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IFC Comedies

Over the last 20 years, IFC Films has focused on distributing quality international and independent cinema, attracting filmmakers as varied as Steven Soderbergh, Spike Lee, Lars von Trier, Jacques Rivette, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Hirokazu Kore-eda, and Abbas Kiarostami. This spring, the Dryden focuses on some of IFC’s best comedic films from directors Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha, 2013), Michael Winterbottom (The Trip, 2010; The Trip to Italy, 2014; The Trip to Spain, 2017), and Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, 2009; The Death of Stalin, 2017). There’s nothing quite like a comedic cinematic experience, so come laugh with us!

 

Events in this Series

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Frances Ha

Dryden Theatre

IFC Comedies More distraught by her roommate and best friend, Sophie, moving to Tribeca than her recent breakup with her boyfriend, Frances (Greta Gerwig) is adrift in New York City. Co-written by Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach, this film captures the wayward nature of that time between extended adolescence and true adulthood.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Trip

Dryden Theatre

IFC Comedies During production of Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005), director Michael Winterbottom became enamored with the improvised divergences between actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. A few years later, Winterbottom approached Coogan and Brydon with an idea for a television series. Surprisingly touching despite its rapid-fire humor, the television series was edited into a feature film that spawned three more iterations.

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Friday, April 30, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Trip to Italy

Dryden Theatre

IFC Comedies Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are back, visiting sites associated with Byron and Shelley in Italy. This time, Brydon has been engaged to write a follow-up article and invites Coogan along for the excursion.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Trip to Spain

Dryden Theatre

IFC Comedies Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan, and Rob Brydon had seemingly concluded their Trip trilogy with this installment (though they’d return once again with The Trip to Greece in 2020). Here, we see the entertainers working their way through restaurants and destinations in Spain, mirroring a trip Coogan made when he was eighteen.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

In the Loop

Dryden Theatre

IFC Comedies Based on director Armando Iannucci’s British television series The Thick of It and haunting the corridors of power and political spin in London, Washington, DC, and New York City, In the Loop follows nefarious Director of Communications Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) as he tries to clean up after ineffectual politicians and ambitious power brokers. In the Loop features wonderful comedic performances and the type of satire we would come to expect from Iannucci in The Death of Stalin and Veep.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Death of Stalin - Member Movie Night

Dryden Theatre

Member Movie Night | IFC Comedies Writer-director Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, Veep) casts bumbling Brits (Michael Palin, Jason Isaacs) and awkward Americans (Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor) as Krushchev and company in this darkly comic film about the banality of evil and its violent consequences. GEM members admitted for free. Only members may attend this screening.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Death of Stalin

Dryden Theatre

IFC Comedies Writer-director Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, Veep) casts bumbling Brits (Michael Palin, Jason Isaacs) and awkward Americans (Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor) as Krushchev and company in this darkly comic film about the banality of evil and its violent consequences.

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