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.
Join Owen Kline in person!
- Mystery Reel Q&A on Friday, August 19 at 6:30pm
- Funny Pages Q&A (moderated by Adam Resnick) on Friday, August 26 at 6:15pm
- Funny Pages intro on Friday, August 26 at 8:45pm
Q&A with Owen Kline on August 19A one-time-only screening made specially for this series, this hour-long, evolving 35mm print of film clips, commercials, trailers, and other surprising miscellany was handpicked and assembled by Owen Kline.