MoMA Presents: Daniel Noah's Max Rose

Apr 10, 2016


Max Rose. 2016. USA. Written and directed by Daniel Noah. Courtesy of Paladin Films. Photo: Hopper Stone. © Jerry Lewis

In his first full-scale film role since Funny Bones (1995), Jerry Lewis plays Max Rose, a former jazz pianist facing life in his late 80s after the passing of his beloved wife (played in flashbacks by Claire Bloom). Writer-director Daniel Noah frames Lewis’s controlled, resonant performance within a compact, visually expressive film that finds hope in the most despairing of contexts.

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