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HBO Acquires Leah Wolchok’s Documentary

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HBO has acquired the US rights to “Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists,” directed by Leah Wolchock.
The feature-length documentary will debut exclusively on HBO on Monday, Dec. 7 from 9-11, following a limited theatrical run on Nov. 20-Dec. 3 in New York at Lincoln Plaza, in San Francisco at the Roxie Theater and in Los Angeles.
“Very Semi-Serious” takes a fun and unprecedented look at the New Yorker’s cartoon. The documentary follows cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff, as he sifts through submissions and pitches.
Interviews in “Very Semi-Serious” include Roz Chats, Mort Gerber and graphic novelist, Liana Finck.

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