Our Society is co-sponsoring a documentary film, “Julia Scotti, Funny That Way,” at the Teaneck Film Festival on Nov. 20. “Julia Scotti, Funny That Way,” is an honest, intimate story of a stand-up comedian who transitioned from Rick to Julia in her late 40s.
“Julia Scotti” takes viewers through every step, regardless of whether it results in pain or pride. The film venture into her former life as Rick Scotti, her roaring comeback that escalated into a finalist spot on “America’s Got Talent,” and her two children with whom she had a several-year gap in communication due to her gender transition. Shot over a period of five years, the film tracks Julia’s life, and the complex process of reuniting with her children, as comedy becomes the shared language of identity, healing, and joy. The documentary includes a talkback led by Anthony Torres of the Bergen County LGBTQ+ Alliance with the film’s director, Susan Sandler, and Julia Scotti, and a performance by Julia Scotti.
“Julia Scotti, Funny That Way” will be shown on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 5:45 pm at Temple Emeth, 1666 Windsor Road in Teaneck (proof of vaccination required).
More information and a link to buy tickets, which are $8 in advance.