Wait For Your Laugh
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Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:Big Nights
Country:US
Year:2017
Running Time:85 min.
Premiere Status:World
Director:Jason Wise
Producer:Christina Wise
Jason Wise
Cinematographer:Jackson Myers
Editor:Jason Wise
Bryan Rodner Carr
Note Writer:Brendan Peterson
Description
OPENING NIGHT  Fascinating, funny, and full of showbiz soul, this spirited documentary highlights the epic career of one of the most brilliant comediennes of the last century. She started as Baby Rose Marie, a child prodigy, singing and dancing on stage before most kids could ride a bike. She grew up to be Rose Marie, beloved for her role as sassy scriptwriter Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and her even sassier zingers on The Hollywood Squares game show. Filmmaker Jason Wise reveals there is much more to this tough, smart woman’s 87-year entertainment career. Interviews with Peter Marshall, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Tim Conway, and the lady herself—still going strong at 94—combine with rare footage to depict a complicated, inspirational life. From her passionate marriage to trumpeter Bobby Guy to her up-close-and-personal connections to Al Capone and Bugsy Siegel, Rose Marie forged intense, lasting relationships while delighting audiences from Las Vegas to Hollywood, always marching to her own beat.

OPENING NIGHT SPONSOR


OPENING NIGHT GALA
9 PM - Midnight | Live music by Wonderbread 5

2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur

Additional Information

Filmmaker Jason Wise graduated from Chapman University’ s Dodge College of Film and television in 2005. His senior thesis film won several awards and played widely on the international film festival circuit. Following Hurricane Katrina, Jason was hired by Cisco Systems to document its efforts to rebuild schools in the Gulf Coast. In 2011, Wise directed and was the show runner for two seasons of the PBS SoCal travel series ESCAPESEEKER. In 2012, Jason directed the acclaimed wine documentary SOMM which put the existence of the sommelier into the American consciousness and was one of the most watched documentaries of the year. Jason’s follow-up film, SOMM: Into The Bottle, was recently released worldwide by Samuel Goldwyn Films. Jason’s latest film Wait For Your Laugh about the nearly 90-year career of showbiz performer Rose Marie, makes it World Premiere at MVFF40.