The Sound of Young America and The Cinefamily are proud to present a screening of A Thousand Clowns, followed by an on-stage interview with Barry Gordon by Jesse Thorn. Released in 1965 and now out-of-print, A Thousand Clowns stars Jason Robards as Murray, a comedy writer who struggles to come to terms with growing up – something he must do if he wants to stop child protective services from taking away his adopted son Nick (played by a young Barry Gordon). The film is beloved for its funny, unique, and heartbreaking take on adulthood and conformity. It’s a favorite of comedy writers, and is also the all-time favorite of Jesse Thorn.
Watch an excerpt from A Thousand Clowns!