2016 Houston Jewish Film Festival: Very Semi-Serious
Some subscribers admit the first thing they do when a new issue of The New Yorker arrives is look at the cartoons which are always hilarious and topical. Very Semi-Serious, an offbeat meditation on humor, art, and the genius of the single panel comic, reveals the meticulous and often infuriating process of selecting and creating the magazine’s popular cartoons.
The film follows cartoon editor Bob Mankoff as he reviews submissions from aspiring hopefuls as well as magazine icons including Roz Chast and Sam Gross.
Directed by Leah Wolchok, USA, 2015, 83 min. Houston Premiere. Documentary.
Location of screenings:
March 6 - Evelyn Rubenstein JCC - Kaplan Theatre
March 13 - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston