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2015, MPI Media Group, 106 min, USA, Dir: Bobcat Goldthwait

Director Bobcat Goldthwait’s triumphant and wickedly funny documentary profiles Barry Crimmins, whose Boston club fostered the careers of countless comedians, Goldthwait among them. In the 1980s, Crimmins was known as a political satirist; spurred by a horrific personal history, he became an equally fierce crusader offstage. Celebrated comedians including Steven Wright, David Cross, Margaret Cho and Tom Kenny weigh in on the man’s inspiring transformation from standup to advocacy in this remarkable portrait. “A terrifically engaging surprise.” - Dennis Harvey, Variety

2013, 90 min, USA, Dir: Lawrence Shapiro

If you bumped into John DiMaggio or Tom Kenny in the street, you might not recognize him - until he opened his mouth and you realized that you were talking to Bender from “Futurama” or SpongeBob SquarePants. Since the days of radio, when actors created characters solely through speech, the voice-over industry has grown exponentially, and this new documentary pulls back the curtain to reveal the history and craft of these unsung heroes, the men and women behind some of your favorite animated characters.

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