On Screen/In Person Film Series – Julia Scotti: Funny That Way – FREE

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Doors: 7pm | Performance: 7pm

With breathtaking emotional honesty, this tender, funny, and powerful portrait of transgender comedian Julia Scotti explores the unrelenting courage and humor it takes to be Julia.  Decades ago, Rick Scotti was a busy guy—appearing on bills with Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, when he came to the dawning realization that nothing felt right, and Rick’s true awakening at age forty-seven led to a new identity as Julia Scotti. And then everyone turned away – most painfully, Julia was shut out from any contact with her children.  Julia reinvented herself, spent a decade teaching, and then several years ago, stepped back on stage and began her journey back to the world she loves, and her children reached out to her after 15 years of silence. This film tracks Julia’s triumphant comeback and the complex process of reuniting with her children, as comedy becomes the shared language of identity, healing, and joy. Directed by Susan Sandler. Running Time:1 hour, 13 minutes. Followed by Post-Show Q & A with Filmmaker

This panel is an ancillary event.