Drama and Animation
1 hr. 40 min.
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, James Urbaniak, Harvey Pekar, Judah Friedlander | Directed by: Shari Springer Berman, Bob Pulcini | Produced by: Ted Hope | Distributor: New Line Cinema
Producer’s synopsis: Harvey Pekar is file clerk at the local VA hospital. His interactions with his co-workers offer some relief from the monotony, and their discussions encompass everything from music to the decline of American culture to new flavors of jellybeans and life itself. At home, Harvey fills his days with reading, writing and listening to jazz. His apartment is filled with thousands of books and LPs, and he regularly scours Cleveland’s thrift stores and garage sales for more, savoring the rare joy of a 25-cent find. It is at one of these junk sales that Harvey meets Robert Crumb, a greeting card artist and music enthusiast.
Year of Release—2003