Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story

2019 | USA | NR | 80 min.


City Opera House Thu, Aug 1, 2019 6:00 PM
State Theatre Thu, Aug 1, 2019 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Runtime:80 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Troy Miller
Produced by:Kathy Griffin
Troy Miller
Michelle Nguyen
Screenwriter:Kathy Griffin
Cinematography:Chuck Ozeas
Editing By:Troy Miller
Pete Hentrich
Chris Stewart
Cast:Kathy Griffin


Fiery comedian Kathy Griffin has always been known for her irreverent, push-the-limits comedy, but it was ultimately one picture that suddenly plunged her into the dark depths of unemployment, death threats, and an FBI investigation. The photo in question, Griffin holding a fake severed head of Donald Trump—for anyone living in a cave for the last two years—became the match to light a fire that not only destroyed her career but pushed her to become an outspoken fighter for the First Amendment rights of all Americans. Told mostly through Griffin’s own enormously hilarious and ferociously sharp stand-up revelations in front of a live audience (where she does her work best), as well as with revealing interviews and behind-the-scenes moments, this engaging docu-comedy is a riotous look at an unprecedented story as absurd as it is infuriating. In Person: Kathy Griffin at the State Theatre screening. The post-movie Q&A will be simulcast live from the State to the Opera House for the added screening.