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Tue, Apr 4 at 8:00pm


  • Dir. Ben Stiller
  • USA
  • 1996
  • 96 min.
  • PG-13
  • 35mm
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Staff Picks and programmed by Coley, who says “Critically panned upon its release, this Ben Stiller-directed / Judd Apatow-produced film about a pop-culture obsessed cable guy (Jim Carrey) turned out to be the most prophetic comedy of the ‘90s. Think ‘Hitchcock meets Jerry Lewis.’”

There’s no such thing as free cable. When recently single Steven (Matthew Broderick) moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip (Jim Carrey) comes to hook him up — and doesn’t let go. This early progenitor of the Judd Apatow factory was directed by Ben Stiller, who also packs himself among a motley crew of mid-’90s actors and comedians including but not limited to Leslie Mann, Janeane Garofalo, David Cross, Jack Black (and Kyle Gass) and George Segal (RIP) among others.

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