Friar's Club Comedy Film Festival Opens With "A Serious Man"

by SARAH MANDATO · September 25, 2009

Freddie Roman [All photos by JIMI CELESTE for PMc]. Last night marked the beginning of this year's Friar's Club Comedy Film Festival. The opening film was also the premiere for "A Serious Man," playing at the Ziegfeld Theater. Jeff Goldblum, Adam Arkin, Bob Balaban, Richard Kind, Susan Lucci, Joel Cohen, Ethan Cohen, Vincent Pastore and Scott Cavanagh showed for this first viewing in the festival schedule. The program continues through Sunday, ending with Uma Thurman's "Motherhood."

Richard Kind, Amy Landecker, Joel Cohen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Fred Melamed, Ethan Cohen Richard Kind, Amy Landecker, Joel Cohen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Fred Melamed, Ethan Cohen

Adam Arkin, Phyllis Arkin Bob Balaban Adam Arkin, Phyllis Arkin, Bob Balaban

Jeff Goldblum Scott Cavanagh Jeff Goldblum, Scott Cavanagh

Helmet Huber, Susan Lucci Joel Cohen, Ethan Cohen Helmet Huber, Susan Lucci, Joel Cohen, Ethan Cohen

Don Buchwald Amy Landecker Don Buchwald, Amy Landecker

Andrew Karpen, James Schamus Dana Kind, Richard Kind Andrew Karpen, James Schamus, Dana Kind, Richard Kind

Vincent Pastore Sari Lennick Vincent Pastore, Sari Lennick

Sam MendezSusan Lucci Sam Mendez, Susan Lucci