Monday, June 17, 2024

Louis CK Won’t Go Away: Sets July 1st for Release of New Indie Film He Directed and Co-wrote (see Trailer)


Louis CK will not go away. He’s releasing a new indie film called “Fourth of July” on July 1st. The information is on his website. He directed it and co-wrote it. He’s not in it.

Louis was “cancelled” after many accusations of sexual impropriety. At the time, he was releasing an indie film called “I Love You, Daddy.” It was just about the worst movie I’ve ever seen. It also wasn’t released. Some critics still have the DVD and you can probably watch it somewhere, but you can never un-see it. Warning.

That film co-starred Edie Falco, Chloe Grace Moretz and others who are thrilled you’ve never seen it. This one has a cast of unknowns: Joe List, Sarah Tollemache, who are married to each other. List co-wrote the screenplay. Other actors are Paula Plum, Robert Walsh and Robert Kelly.

Right now, “Fourth of July” will play New York’s Beacon Theater on June 30th, Boston’s Shubert Theater on July 1st and Chicago’s The Vic on July 2nd. Louis will be in attendance at those screenings. Other theaters will be added.

Here’s the description: “A recovering alcoholic and jazz pianist in NYC confronts his acerbic family during their annual Fourth of July vacation.” Sounds like fun!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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