The Bellboy. 1960. USA. Written and directed by Jerry Lewis. 72 min.
With Lewis, Alex Gerry, Bob Clayton. For his first solo flight as a director, Lewis chose a deliberately anecdotal story centered on a klutzy bellboy at Miami’s Fontainebleau Hotel, which becomes the framework for a series of silent-movie sight gags and audaciously self-referential moments (as when the movie star Jerry Lewis, played by one “Joe Levitch,” arrives for a gig—Lewis was actually performing at the Fontainebleau during the film’s tight four-week shoot).
Friday, March 11, 2016,7:00 p.m.T2, Theater 2The Museum of Modern Art
Saturday, March 5, 2016,2:00 p.m.T1, Theater 1The Museum of Modern Art