A highlight of this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, actor-turned-director Owen Kline’s Funny Pages draws on an intricate network of film references—from the psychodrama and Hollywood teen comedies to underground cinema to Golden Age cartoon one-reelers. On the occasion of Film at Lincoln Center’s release of Funny Pages on August 26, Kline has handpicked an assortment of films that influenced the world to which his hilariously dark, pleasantly unexpected debut belongs, including works by Ralph Bakshi, Frank Tashlin, and Robert Downey, Sr.; 35mm cartoon pairings; and the premiere of an hour-long 35mm “Mystery Reel” assembled by Kline himself.

Organized by Owen Kline, Dan Sullivan, and Tyler Wilson.

Acknowledgements: A24; Academy Film Archive; Chicago Film Society; Thad Komorowski; Bob Furmanak; Jack Theakston.