Writer's Guild of America Theater Beverly Hills, CA
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Putzel Los Angeles Premiere Comedy/USA/90 minutes/2012.
Directed by Jason Chaet Produced by Allegra Cohen
Stars Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men), Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), John Pankow and Jack Carpenter. For some, life is an adventure filled with opportunities to excel and places to explore. For Walter Himmelstein, a young man, endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesnt go beyond his familys fish store and his community on the upper west side of Manhattan. In this heartwarming comedy, Walters aspirations of taking over his uncles smoked fish emporium are disrupted by the arrival of Sally, who becomes romantically involved with his about-to-retire and very-married uncle. While Walter tries to thwart their romance in order to ensure his taking over the business, he finds his circumscribed life thrown off kilter, and, after years of being undermined by his family and friends, he finally starts to realize his full potential. With Sallys help, Walter confronts his fears and proves he is more than a Putzel.
Q&A with actor Jack Carpenter, director Jason Chaet and producer Allegra Cohen.
Dessert Reception to follow sponsored by Mickey Fine Pharmacy & Grill and Hansen's Cakes.
Writer's Guild of America Theater
135 S. Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211