Eddie Pepitone Comedy Documentary, THE BITTER BUDDHA, Adds New Cities to Theatrical Release, Including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Phoenix, Denver, Sacramento, Columbus and Toronto

Director Steven Feinartz’s Compelling Film Portrait of a “Comic’s Comic” Also Available Nationwide Now On Demand

LOS ANGELES--()--Cheremoya Films and Syndctd Entertainment announced today that Steven Feinartz’s documentary film, THE BITTER BUDDHA, will expand its theatrical run throughout the month of March to cities that include New York, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Phoenix, Denver, Columbus, Sacramento and Toronto. The film, which was an official selection at the Slamdance Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Just for Laughs in Chicago and Montreal, is currently available nationwide On Demand including for digital rental on iTunes.

“the guitarist that all the other guitarists go to see.”

Featuring Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, and other comedians who have been amused and bemused by Eddie Pepitone, The Bitter Buddha paints Pepitone as a man at war with himself. This humorous documentary takes an unconventional look at an unconventional man as he struggles with his career, his past and the world around him. Original Animation, stand-up comedy and engaging interviews with Galifianakis, Oswalt, Silverman, Maron and others help us gain insight into the life of a beloved career comedian known as “the guitarist that all the other guitarists go to see." As one of the best-kept secrets in the comedy scene, Pepitone is documented in this unhinged portrait of creativity, enlightenment and rage.

THE BITTER BUDDHA is slated for release in the following cities / theaters:

Dallas – March 1 – The Texas Theatre

Phoenix – March 2 – FilmBar

Toronto – March 2 – Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Boston – March 5 – Regent Theatre

Sacramento – March 5 – The Crest Theatre

New York – March 8 – Cinema Village

Chicago – March 15 – Music Box Theatre

Columbus – March 15 – Gateway Film Center

Denver – March 28 – Sie FilmCenter

THE BITTER BUDDHA is directed by Steven Feinartz and produced by Feinartz and Mikki Rosenberg. Executive producers are Neil Bagg, Christine O’Malley, Brad Rutter, Daniel Smekhov and Spencer Willis.



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Release Summary

THE BITTER BUDDHA, a documentary about comedian Eddie Pepitone, will expand its theatrical run to additional cities in March. The film also is now available nationwide On Demand.

Cheremoya Films