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Irwin & Fran

Irwin Corey 1914-2017
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"Irwin & Fran" 
Directed by Jordan Stone 
Italy/USA  83 minutes 
"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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Upcoming and Past Broadcasts/Screenings:

Screening in Bolzano, Italy
9th June 2018
FilmClub, Bolzano

Date/Time Link 

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

US Broadcast Premiere:
WNET/PBS Channel 13
Sunday 26th July 2015
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

The People's Film Festival, NYC
31st May 2013
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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