The Nutty Professor

Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2:15pm

SLIFF celebrates the comic genius of Jerry Lewis with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Family Arena in St. Charles hosts the major event, “An Evening with Jerry Lewis”, which features the comedian discussing his long, eventful career in entertainment. As a helpful supplement to that personal appearance, the fest offers a double bill that provides further insight into Lewis’ artistic evolution. First, Gregory Monro’s documentary “Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown” provides a brisk, informative overview of his life and work. And then “The Nutty Professor” allows viewers to sample one of Lewis’ finest and funniest films as writer, director, and star. A delightful riff on “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “The Nutty Professor” provides the actor with two wildly different roles: the nerdish Professor Julius Kelp, who drinks a potion designed to improve his hapless social life, and the post-transformation lady killer Buddy Love, who’s suave and obnoxious in equal measure.

Free
1963
107 min.

Directed by

Jerry Lewis

Country

U.S.

Film Category

Archival Presentations

Subject

Science and Medicine

Genre

Comedy
With a video introduction by Jerry Lewis.

Plays on a double bill with Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown.