3 Still Standing


Sequoia 1 Sat, Oct 4, 2014 5:00 PM
Rafael 1 Wed, Oct 8, 2014 1:30 PM
Sequoia 1 Fri, Oct 10, 2014 2:15 PM
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Humor-In the Jocular Vein
Running Time:90
Director:Robert A. Campos & Donna LoCicero
Producer:Simon Rose
Producers: Tommy Gil
Allison Hatcher
Donna LoCicero
Robert A. Campos
Cinematographer:Robert A. Campos
Donna LoCicero
Editor:Brandon Dumlao
Eli Olson
Cast:Larry "Bubbles" Brown
Will Durst
Johnny Steele
Dana Carvey
Paula Poundstone
Robin Williams
Print Source:Beanfield Productions
Note Writer:Jeff Cambell


FOCUS: HUMOR—IN THE JOCULAR VEIN For one bright, shining moment, three San Francisco standup comics seemed poised for the big time. Will Durst, Johnny Steele, and Larry “Bubbles” Brown were killing audiences in the Holy City Zoo, the Punch Line, and all the other packed, brick-walled venues that made San Francisco the country’s best, most radical comedy scene in the 1980s. Agents-and Vegas-came calling, and why not? Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, and numerous others were honing their unique talents beneath the same spotlights and becoming stars. Then, as the ’90s dawned, the local comedy scene died, and SF’s era of cutting-edge, no-holds-barred humor faded into legend. What did these three comics do? They kept telling jokes however they could-and they still do. This loving, lively documentary-packed with hilarious vintage footage, intimate interviews, rat-a-tat editing, and a jazzy score-captures the triumphs and struggles, the art and dedication, of three indomitable performers who still bring it every time. WORLD PREMIERE

Sponsored by Marin Magazine

Additional Information

 Married for twenty years, Robert Campos and Donna LoCicero have made over thirty television documentaries together. Their award-winning work has aired on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic and other cable networks on a wide range of topics including: shark conservation, green science, and history. As a staff producer for ABC News Robert covered the civil wars in Central America. For ABC’s PrimeTime Live he investigated the slave trade in the Dominican sugar industry, winning a National Emmy, a Peabody Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Award for journalism. Originally from Peoria, Illinois, Donna met Robert - a San Francisco native - during the comedy boom of the 1980s. 3 Still Standing is their first independent documentary and, without a doubt, the project that’s made them laugh the most.