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 and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories. Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame. Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.