Closing Night: Care to Laugh


AMC Castleton Square Theater 2 Sun, Oct 21, 2018 7:00 PM
AMC Castleton Square Theater 9 Sun, Oct 21, 2018 7:00 PM
Film Info
Film Type:Special Events
Documentary Feature
Release Year:2018
Runtime:77 min
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Rating:Suitable for Most Audiences
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Julie Getz
Cast:Jesus Trejo
Producer(s):Paige Smith Lee
Julie Meisner Eagle
Caitlin K. Rossmann
Brook Ellis
Karen Somers
Julia Rossi
Executive Producer(s):Jeffrey Eagle
Tracy Sacks


Help close out the 2018 Heartland International Film Festival with a final screening and party for the film "Care to Laugh". Following the film will be a Q&A and a party in the Coppola Pavilion.

Film Synopsis

Jesus' world is flipped upside down when his mother, Adelaida, undergoes emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor. Although most aspiring comedians build their careers on the road, Jesus juggles his responsibilities at home in Long Beach with open mics and auditions in the Los Angeles area, often driving more than two hours each way every day. As the pressure of his budding career mounts, the family receives more devastating news: Jesus’ father, Antonio, is diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer.
An only child, Jesus becomes his parents’ sole caregiver. Transforming adversity into comedy, he uses his life experience as material for his routine. He continues to reach for his dream while taking over his father’s landscaping business to keep the family afloat. When his set catches the eye of producers at The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jesus may have scored the big break he’s been banking on.

Party Details

At the after party Jesus Trejo will perform a comedy set following the Q&A

Food Provided by Sweet And Savory

Music by DJ Kyle Long

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