|IRWIN COREY: INTERVIEWING A LEGEND|
|Crew: ||Screenplay: Gabe Rodriguez
Cinematography: Gabe Rodriguez
A documentary about a 102 year old comedian who has always been on the fringes of mainstream culture
Gabe Rodríguez is a writer, filmmaker, critic, and actor. He has played at QWFF thrice before with Susie In the Afterlife, Q To the 6 Train, and Goddess of Time. His first play, Zora's Collar, was produced by Manhattan Rep Theatre this past December. He enjoys Apple Martinis, hand-rolled cigars, arthouse & independent films, good books, and Caribbean & South American history.
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Back in 2010, I met comedy producer Paul Herzich and was given the opportunity to film an interview with Itwin Corey, a 96-year-old comedy legend. It was very rough footage that felt like a home movie. Five years later, I had a conversation with Paul. We discussed how Irwin was still alive, about to turn 102, and wondered if this footage might have any value. I began editing the footage, initially excepting to add more to it, but to my pleasant surprise, the 9-minute documentary short that emerged was strong enough to hold its own. The goal of this short is to educate people on the legacy of this unique and obscure comedy legend.