This month, the American Studies Film Series will host a free screening of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s 2003 film American Splendor.
Harvey Pekar (Paul Giamatti) is a comic book writer inspired by the work of his friend Robert Crumb (James Urbaniak). Pekar writes his comics about the sad monotony of everyday life, based on his own life in Cleveland, OH, working as a file clerk at a veteran’s hospital and spending his time reading books and listening to jazz.
American Splendor is a humorous look at everyday life and the ever-illusory American Dream. Join us as we briefly discuss and watch this entertaining film!