LIFF28’s Masters of Film Comedy selection plays out over one day, Saturday 8th November. The day opens at 10am at Leeds Town Hall with a free breakfast screening of Jour de Fete from French master Jacques Tati. The selection continues for the rest of the day from 1pm at the wonderful City Varieties Music Hall with a Buster Keaton masterpiece The General, featuring live accompaniment from Unsilent Movies, followed by Peter Sellers in perhaps his greatest screen performance in Dr. Strangelove, and then Bill Murray in what is now regarded as one of the finest American film comedies ever made, Groundhog Day. The day closes at 8.30pm with something completely different and a former LIFF audience favourite, the unclassifiable experience of Symbol from Japanese master Hitoshi Matsumoto.
A Masters of Comedy Film Pass for all four screenings at the City Varieties is available for £15 / £12. Individual screening tickets are also available, please click on the film titles above for further details. Free tickets for Jour de Fete need to be reserved to guarantee entry.