Bruce, who died of a heroin overdose in 1966 and had, over the preceding two decades, evolved into one of the most important American-Jewish comedians, today features as a supporting character in the popular series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and, indeed, it’s hard to reflect on the history of Jewish comedy in the United States without recalling his name. Dustin Hoffmann's performance in this all-black-and-white film has in the meantime, rather unjustly, been overshadowed by other of the actor’s films.
David Hadda about LENNY: "For me, "Lenny" is one of the most impressive films about the art form of stand-up comedy, which combines tragedy and suffering as well as comedy. The montage of powerful nightclub sequences and the narrative of the traumatic events outside the clubs surrounding Lenny Bruce's authoritative fight for free speech and artistic freedom make the film, in my opinion, more timely than ever."
15.6. 21.00 Thalia Babelsberg, followed by a discussion with David Hadda, producer
16.6. 21.00 Delphi Lux, followed by a discussion with David Hadda, producer