10 April 2024

The King of Comedy

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Still from The King of Comedy showing a man on a stage raising his hands

The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982)

PG | 108 Mins | 1982 | DCP | US | D: Martin Scorsese

Robert De Niro is Rupert Pupkin, an aspiring comedian in search of an audience, in this classic from director Martin Scorsese. For the world to recognise him as the King of Comedy he knows himself to be, Pupkin is determined to secure his late-night TV debut, whatever it takes. The question is, will the audience laugh with him or at him?

‘A uniquely intelligent ironic masterpiece’ – The Telegraph

The details

What: The King of Comedy screening
When: Friday 24 May at 7pm
Where: NFSA Acton (Arc Cinema)
Cost: $12–16. Book tickets

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