Bobcat Goldthwait’s award-winning documentary Call Me Lucky has had the film festival circuit buzzing, with audiences and critics up on their feet in applause for the film and the unlikely comedy hero at its center, Barry Crimmins. Call Me Lucky is the inspiring, triumphant and wickedly funny portrait of one of comedy’s most enigmatic and important figures: Barry Crimmins, the beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians.
“Angry, quixotic, tragic, heroic – Crimmins’ life is stunning. Catch this portrait and you can definitely call yourself lucky.” – Katharine Pushkar, New York Daily News
Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, Call Me Lucky bravely tells Crimmins’ incredible story of transformation from a rage-fueled funnyman into an acclaimed proponent of justice who personified the healing power of comedy. Interviews in the documentary include Barry Crimmins, Marc Maron, David Cross, Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, Tom Kenny, Kevin Meaney, Lenny Clarke, Steven Wright, Billy Bragg, and Cindy Sheehan. (Dir. by Bobcat Goldthwait, 2015, USA, 106 mins., Not Rated) Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival