“An emotional roller coaster of fabulous proportions!”
(NOW – Toronto)
“Incredibly touching, uplifting, heartbreaking and hilarious.”
(Toronto Film Scene)
*Winner of Special Jury Award (Canadian Feature) and Top Ten Audience Award at Hot Docs 2010 (May 2010).
* Invited to screen at Best of Hot Docs 2010 in Ottawa (June 2010).
* Globe and [...]
We are proud to announce that LEAVE THEM LAUGHING won two awards including BEST OF FESTIVAL for the upcoming 2011 International Disability “Picture this…film festival.”
It was great! I guess there were about 50 people in the audience, but the film was screened in one of the smaller theatres, so it felt quite crowded. Most people there were young, looked like students… and then a few mature women like me… and some couples. So I was a little worried that [...]
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We are absolutely delighted to inform all our Vancouver fans that Leave Them Laughing will be screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival on Oct.2 and 3. It is especially gratifying to have a film screen in our hometown festival. But Vancouver is also where Carla was born and spent the first 18 years [...]
“Leave Them Laughing. It’s a documentary about a stand-up comic who’s dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease.”
I think I sighed.
“But it’s supposed to be absolutely hilarious!” he quickly added.
This, I knew, was a movie I absolutely did not want to see.
Like a lot of people, I’ve had some medical miseries, and the last thing I wanted [...]
The 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival ended with a weekend full of awards presentations to the top films and film makers this year. Many of these awards come with cash prizes that help both seasoned and emerging filmmakers continue to create the work that moves us. Among the films honoured this year were [...]
The Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature was presented to Vancouver-based Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Zaritsky for LEAVE THEM LAUGHING (P: Montana Berg, Canada/USA), which follows mother, performer, and darkly funny smart-ass Carla Zilbersmith in her battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Jury statement: “The Special Jury Prize goes to a film about an unimaginably horrifying [...]
Please join us for the World Premiere of LEAVE THEM LAUGHING in Toronto at Hot Docs (North America’s biggest international documentary film festival) followed by a reception (cash bar). Everyone is welcome!
9:15pm – World Premiere – Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles St. W.
11:00pm – reception following screening
Cafe 7 West – 7 Charles St. [...]