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Irwin Corey 1914-2017

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Sunday 26th July 2015
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"Irwin & Fran" 
Directed by Jordan Stone 
Italy/USA  83 minutes 
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"I feel more like I do now, than when I first got here", quotes Professor Irwin Corey who, after starting in show business in 1938, claims to be The World’s Foremost Authority. Married for over seventy years to his chain smoking wife, Fran, he is a famous one hundred year-old stand-up comedian, performer and political satirist. Legendary comedian, political activist and civil rights advocate Dick Gregory shares his thoughts about Irwin and Susan Sarandon, an old family friend narrates in a very personal tone. The film explores an intimacy rarely caught on camera with such a fascinating untypical New York couple. 

Winner of the Best Film Award at The People's Film Festival in New York City.

What people are saying:

"Well done, Jordan! Beautiful!                          

Jonas Mekas, Filmmaker

 

"This is the World's Foremost Must See Movie. And I say that with some Authority. Courage, compassion and Commitment are packed into its skin, like a kreplach!" 

Maureen Lipman, Actress

 

"It was a thrilling, funny, touching night at the movies"                                                         GF Newman, Writer

 

          "If you care about the left, popular culture, and America’s true values, don’t miss this wonderful documentary"                                      Louis Proyect


Cinematography by Gerry Wenner
Edited by Stuart Greenwald
Original Music Soundtrack by Sacha Puttnam
Shot on location in Murray Hill, NY 
and Washington, DC

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With Dick Gregory in Washington, DC  February 2012




"...John Lennon was a close friend, and it was a prayer book given to Yoko Ono by Gregory, Lennon claimed, that inspired him to write "Imagine".





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NEW: WLIW 21/PBS Broadcast:
Friday 5th August 2016 at 2am
Sunday 31st July 2016 at 10pm


WNET 13/PBS Broadcast:
Monday 9th May 2016 at 04.30am



23rd Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada
3rd May 2015




18th UK Jewish Film Festival, London
20th/23rd November 2014 LINK


Soho House NYC
1st November 2014


Spazio Oberdan, Milan Italy
7th October 2014



Woodstock Comedy Festival, NY
21st September 2014


Riverside Studios, London, UK
10th July 2014


Cinema Mexico Milan, Italy
14th April 2014














New York City, NY
24/25/26/27 April 2014


London, UK
 9th January 2014
The Riverside Studios


31st May 2013





NEWS:

Irwin turns 100

Susan Sarandon narrates "Irwin & Fran"


Dick Gregory in "Irwin & Fran"



Irwin being Irwin



Vogue Italia April 2012



2nd Woodstock Comedy Festival, NY

 
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