Running Time: 111 min.
Release Date: May 10, 2008 (limited)
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Lenny Bruce was a controversial comic, social critic, maverick crusader, and a legend. The TJFF presented the documentary, Lenny Bruce: Swear To Tell The Truth, several years ago.
Here's a chance to see the brilliant, rarely-screened feature directed by Bob Fosse, with unforgettable performances by Dustin Hoffman as Lenny Bruce and Valerie Perrine as his stripper wife, Honey Harlow.
Interweaving actual bits from Bruce's groundbreaking club routines and a documentary style approach, Lenny is "... artful, imaginative" (Los Angeles Times) and "a jagged portrait of a man driven to mainlining honesty into the arteries of a hypocritical culture." (Newsweek)