Very Semi-Serious

, 2015

“A documentary that literally can coax a laugh a second.” – Moveable Feast

The one-panel cartoons in the New Yorker magazine are the stuff of legend: hilarious, inspiring and occasionally baffling artworks that reflect and comment on the world we live in. Now, director Leah Wolchok takes us behind the scenes to experience the successes, rejections, and processes of the madcap geniuses – many of whom are Jewish – who create them. An offbeat look at one of journalism’s most enduring institutions. Nominated for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival.

83 min / English

Director — Leah Wolchok

Category — Maggids (Storytellers)