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Thursday, July 14 • 10:00am - 11:50am
Short: Safety School (3 min.) Jeremy Michael Cohen and Victoria Hill, dir. Main feature: Can We Take a Joke? (75 min.) Ted Balaker, dir.

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Courtney Balaker

Co-founder, Korchula Productions
Courtney Moorehead Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, theatre director, and co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. Courtney has produced for the likes of Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company, NBC News, PBS, and Universal Pictures. Courtney wrote, directed, and produced Little Pink House, a feature film about Susette Kelo’s historic fight against... Read More →
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Ted Balaker

Co-founder, Korchula Productions
Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, and co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. Ted directed the feature documentary Can We Take a Joke? in which comedians such as Adam Carolla, Penn Jillette, and Gilbert Gottfried stand up for free speech and comedy. The film will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films in select theaters on July 20 and... Read More →
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Chris Lee

Comedian, Can We Take a Joke?
Born in Hollywood California, Christopher got his brand of humor from traveling from state to state and country to country in a military family. Chris decided to focused on comedy and public speaking after winning a comedy contest in Tacoma, Washington. Since 2005 he has used his sense of humor to join with charities like March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, The Aids Foundation, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Wounded Warriors and many... Read More →

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Can We Take a Joke?

Thursday, 10:00 am, Ted Balaker, dir. (75 min.)
In the 1960s, cops arrested Lenny Bruce for word crimes, but today the policed have become the police. Many people are bent on silencing jokes and opinions that offend them, but now some of the sharpest comedic minds, people like Penn Jillette, Adam Carolla, Gilbert Gottfried, Lisa Lampanelli, Heather McDonald, Karith Foster, and Jim Norton, are striking back at outrage culture. After all, what’s at stake is more than... Read More →
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Safety School

Thursday, 10:00 am, Saturday, 4:00 pm, Jeremy Michael Cohen, Victoria Hill, dirs. (3 min.)
During his speech to his fellow college graduates, Moses is forced to watch what he says under the watch of an electrifying representative of the Dept. of Education. Comedy.

Thursday July 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:50am
Sin City Theater

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