Village Voice cartoonist Jules Feiffer’s black comic look at dysfunctional 1970s New Yorkers was a bit too much for audiences at the time, but today it looks like a documentary. A Broadway flop, it was well received in London as a Royal Shakespeare Company production, then director Alan Arkin successfully revived it Off-Broadway, winning Feiffer an Obie award. Elliot Gould bought the film rights and it was shot with many of the theatrical cast.
About Larry Karaszewski
Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for the cult favorite Ed Wood. Other credits include writing the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, adapting the Stephen King story 1408, producing Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, and writing/producing the upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes. Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque.