Care to Laugh ★★★★

The HIFF2018 closing night film was the world premiere of AARP Studios' first documentary feature, Care to Laugh. The doc is a very heartwarming, uplifting look at stand-up comedian Jesus Trejo's grind in the LA stand-up comedy scene while juggling his responsibilities taking care of his septuagenarian parents.

It's a wonderful, inspiring, and very funny documentary. The filmmakers followed Trejo for one year and in that time they captured some highs and lows of Trejo's career and responsibilities as a caregiver to his parents. However, they also captured his drive, resilience, and a candor that is really inspiring.

Filmmaker Interview/Podcast Review: OV254 – HIFF2018: Part IV – Care to Laugh Review and Filmmaker Interviews: Emanuel, Live the Stream, Bullitt County, Howard, On Her Shoulders, Alone in the Game, Thunder Road, Bathtubs Over Broadway, Radium Girls, and Tre Maison Dasan