Director: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.Joe List
Stars: Louis C.K.Joe List, Lynne Koplitz
Luis C.K. is gearing up for the release of “Fourth of July 2022,” a new dramatic comedy that marks the controversial comedian’s first feature directorial effort since admitting to sexual misconduct in 2017. The film, which C.K. also co-written with Joe List, it centers on a recovering alcoholic from New York City who clashes with his family on their annual 4th of July vacation trip. List stars in the film alongside Sarah Tollemache, Paula Plum, Robert Walsh and Robert Kelly. CK also appears in a small role.
According to the official website of C.K., “Fourth of July” will be released in theaters starting on July 1. Theater times and locations have yet to be announced. CK will also tour with the film for one-night-only showings in New York City, Boston (Shubert Theatre, July 1) and Chicago (The Vic, July 2). Tickets for these special screenings are now available on the C.K. Both List and C.K. will attend these screenings and participate in a post-screening question and answer session.
While C.K. has toured the country with comedy stages since he admitted to his sexual misconduct, the release of “Fourth of July” will mark his return to the movies for the first time since the 2017 controversy. before C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct, debuted his directorial effort “I Love You, Daddy” at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The film starred C.K., Chloë Grace Moretz, Pamela Adlon John Malkovich, Rose Byrne, Charlie Day, Edie Falco and Helen Hunt. Moretz played a teenager who is seduced by an older movie director.
“Fourth of July” will open in theaters on July 1, according to the official website of C.K. The times and locations of the performances have yet to be revealed. CK will also tour with the film one night only in New York City (Beacon Theatre, June 30), Boston (Shubert Theatre, July 1) and Chicago (July 1). (The Vic, July 2). The website of C.K. has tickets for these special screenings available now. List and C.K. both will attend these screenings and participate in a post-screening question and answer session.
The Orchard, which had the theatrical distribution rights to “I Love You, Daddy,” canceled the film’s New York premiere shortly before The New York Times published its exposure of C.K.’s sexual misconduct. The film’s theatrical release was later canceled by the distributor, who also discarded the image. “I Love You, Daddy” was never released as a single.