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Video: Chris Smith’s Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond – 2017 TIFF Post Screening Q&A

Video: Chris Smith’s Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond – 2017 TIFF Post Screening Q&A

Out via the Neflix folks in limited release today is docu bijou which had been unveiled at Venice before hitting Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre this past September. Blurring the line between performing, imitating, paying homage to and inhabiting a person’s persona, in his own right, Chris Smith pays homage to three personas in one with Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond – the story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman with a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton. A return to the festival for Smith who had brought Collapse in 2008, this was an animated, not too be missed event with Jim Carrey exploring his own self and reminding is that acting can be taxing.

Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond - the story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman with a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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