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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.’”

Tue, Apr 4 at 8:00pm: Introduction from Belcourt staff member Coley Hinson | BUY TICKETS

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.