Film

December 17th, 2011
 

EP. 70 | Gregg Barson

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If you’re a fan of the comedic legend Jerry Lewis then you are not going to want to miss The Matthew Aaron Show this Saturday afternoon starting at 3pm PT, 5pm CT & 6pm ET.

Matt will be chatting with Gregg Barson, Producer/Director of the documentary Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis. Gregg is the only filmmaker to be granted unlimited behind-the-scenes access to Lewis and will be discussing the 3 years he spent by Jerry’s side putting this film together.

Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis premieres on the Encore Channel just a few hours later at 8pm PT, 7pm CT. Please check below for more info.

Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis takes a contemporary look at a true living legend through in-depth and candid interviews with Lewis, never-before-seen film footage and contributions from some of Hollywood’s biggest names: Alec Baldwin, Richard Belzer, Carol Burnett, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal, Woody Harrelson, Richard Lewis, Eddie Murphy, Carl Reiner, Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino.

Director/Producer Gregg Barson (director/producer of the award-winning Phyllis Diller documentary Goodnight, We Love You) explores the superstar comedian from a fresh perspective. Barson is the only filmmaker to be granted unlimited behind-the-scenes access to Jerry Lewis, resulting in unfiltered reflection on an 80-year career in show business.

In addition, Lewis opened up his personal archives of never before seen material for the documentary. Barson says, “Through this exclusive access I was able to weave a storyline that looked back on the past while remaining firmly planted in the present.”

Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis defines Jerry Lewis’ storied career as an unrivaled comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and singer. Viewers will get for the first time, a true, intimate look at the unrivaled icon, who is one of the world’s most well known entertainers as he travels the globe continuing his comedic reign at the ripe, young age of 85.

“It has been a lifelong dream to make a “Jerry Lewis movie,” beams Gregg Barson, “and with Jerry’s full support and blessing, that is exactly what I have been able to do”

“It’s a different kind of documentary,” says Lewis. “This kid brought so much energy and spirit and passion and compassion to the whole project. He came to me with an enthusiasm and spirit that couldn’t be denied. He got me hooked from day one… And it’s hard to get an old-fashioned filmmaker appreciating a young one. I believe we’ve done something extraordinary.”

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