Bernard and Huey | Denver Film Society | Dan Mirvish | USA

Bernard and Huey

Dan Mirvish

EnglishUSA201791 min

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Overview

Based on characters from a Village Voice comic strip by legendary cartoonist and author Jules Feiffer, this incisive live-action comedy reintroduces audiences to the roguish Huey (David Koechner, Anchorman) and nebbish Bernard (Jim Rash, Community). Once unlikely friends in late-1980s New York, they'd since lost touch until, one day, Huey arrives on the doorstep of Bernard—now a successful bachelor—looking old and washed up. As the two reconnect, Bernard starts a relationship with Huey's estranged daughter Zelda; Huey, meanwhile, slowly gets his mojo back and attempts to seduce various women in Bernard's life. Is one of them finally in danger of marrying someone old enough to be his wife?

Triumphant in doggedness, director Dan Mirvish (who is also a cofounder of the Slamdance Film Festival) went to enormous lengths to obtain the long-lost screenplay by Feiffer, whose script for Carnal Knowledge has been a major influence on his own work.


Director Dan Mirvish will be in attendance for the Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 screenings

Producer: Bernie Stern, Dan Mirvish | Editor: Daniel Capuzzi | Cinematographer: Todd Antonio Somodevilla | Screenwriter: Jules Feiffer
Cast: David Koechner, Jim Rash, Sasha Alexander, Eka Darville, Richard Kind, Nancy Travis, Bellamy Young and Mae Whitman

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