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History of Mel Brooks: Part I

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, July 21, 2013

A tribute to the silver screen work of the legendary Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning writer, director and performer Mel Brooks, the recipient of this year’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. Rediscover these comedy classics on the big screen!

“There are some people who can literally get away with anything — say anything, do anything — and people will let them. Other people attempt a mildly dirty joke and bring total silence down on a party. Mel Brooks is not only a member of the first group, he is its lifetime president. At its best, his comedy operates in areas so far removed from taste that (to coin his own expression) it rises below vulgarity.” – Roger Ebert

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