The Burial with Special Guest Jenette Kahn
- Wed, Mar 6
Director: Margaret Betts Run Time: 126 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023
Starring: Alan Ruck, Jamie Foxx, Jurnee Smollett, Mamoudou Athie, Tommy Lee Jones
Inspired by true events, when a handshake deal goes sour, funeral homeowner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones) enlists charismatic, smooth-talking attorney Willie E. Gary (Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx) to save his family business. Tempers flare and laughter ensues as the unlikely pair bond while exposing corporate corruption and racial injustice in this inspirational, triumphant story. Followed by a Q&A with producer Jenette Kahn.
Jenette Kahn is perhaps best known for her 27 years as the head of DC Comics, first as Publisher and then as President and Editor-in-Chief. When its founder Bill Gaines died, she became the head of MAD Magazine as well. In addition to The Burial, Jenette is a producer of such films as The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts, A Kid Like Jake with Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, and Octavia Spencer, and Gran Torino directed by and starring Clint Eastwood.