Call Me Lucky

Join Indievents, and Club David Wednesday, September 2nd, for the South Dakota Premiere of Call Me Lucky.

Call Me Lucky made its world premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Since the premiere, Call Me Lucky, has won several awards and received wide critical acclaim.

Bobcat Goldthwait's award-winning documentary Call Me Lucky has had the film festival circuit buzzing with audiences and critics up on their feet in applause for the film and the unlikely comedy hero at its centre, Barry Crimmins.

On September 2nd, Sioux Falls will be introduced to the wild and willful world of Crimmins through intimate interviews with comedic greats and activists alike while telling the story of one of comedy's most incredible figures.

Call Me Lucky is the inspiring, triumphant and wickedly funny portrait of one of comedy's most enigmatic and important figures: Barry Crimmins. The beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins' gruff, hard-drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-suppressed and horrific abuse as a child -- a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and television shows and into the political arena.

Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, Call Me Lucky bravely tells Crimmins' incredible story of transformation from a rage-fueled funnyman into an acclaimed proponent of justice who personified the healing power of comedy.

Interviews in the documentary include Barry Crimmins, Marc Maron, David Cross, Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, Tom Kenny, Kevin Meaney, Lenny Clarke, Steven Wright, Billy Bragg, and Cindy Sheehan. Also featured are family members of Barry Crimmins, including Barry's mother Margaret Hooe and sister Mary Johanna Smith.

"TO LABEL CALL ME LUCKY AS 'INSPIRING' DOESN'T BEGIN TO EXPLAIN HOW GOOD IT IS." -- Ain't It Cool News

"ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL AND MOVING DOCUMENTARIES OF THE YEAR." -- Twitch

"IT'S NOT ONLY A WONDERFUL PIECE OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING, BUT IT'S AN ACT OF SOME SUBSTANTIAL BRAVERY AS WELL." -- Consequence of Sound

"PACKS AN UNEXPECTED WALLOP." -- Variety

This documentary is being co-sponsored by Gigastrand International. Please take time to check them out at: http://www.gigastrand.com/

The screening will be held at Club David in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are only $8 in advance and $12 at the door.