Dying to do Letterman

Friday, August 26 - Thursday, September 1, 2011

Part of DocuWeeks

This award-winning documentary follows funny man Steve Mazan as he chases a larger-than-life dream: performing stand-up comedy on David Letterman’s show. However, his quest becomes far more urgent when he learns he may only have five years to live. With long odds stacked against him, and time ticking away, Steve faces a universal question: Should one persevere in the face of every obstacle? Or is there finally a time to give up? A funny, inspiring, emotional film that proves it’s never too late to chase your dream.

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