CARE TO LAUGH

2018 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Julie Getz; film subject Jeffrey Eagle

NYC PREMIERE From his humble beginnings parking cars at the Comedy Store, Jesus Trejo is relentless in his pursuit of stand-up stardom. For Jesus, who drives hours for a three-minute open mic stint, comedy is both a dream and an escape from the heavy demands of caring for his aging parents. Undeterred, Trejo funnels his experiences as a caregiver into disarmingly funny material for his stand-up routine. With tenderness and lots of humor, this heartwarming film sheds light on the increasingly common reality many adults face as their parents grow older.

 

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Centerstage

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Official Site: https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/stories/info-2018/care-to-laugh-jesus-trejo.html?CMP=RDRCT-CON-CAREGIVING-071818
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/caretolaugh
On Instagram: caretolaugh
Director: Julie Getz
Producer: EP Jeffrey Eagle, EP Tracy Sacks, Producer Julie Meisner Eagle, Producer Caitlin K. Rossmann, Producer Karen Somers, Producer Paige Smith Lee, Producer Julie Getz, Producer Brook Ellis, Producer Julia Rossi
Cinematographer: Brian Hamm
Editor: Paige Smith Lee
Running Time: 77
Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA
Year: 2018