Comedian Demetri Martin Tackles Grief In His New Film 'Dean'

Published: Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:29pm
Updated: Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:37pm

(Photo by Lauren Gilger - KJZZ)
Comedian Demetri Martin has a new movie about grief called "Dean."
(Photo by Lauren Gilger - KJZZ)
Demetri Martin inside the KJZZ studio.

Lots of comedians have made the jump into movies. And lots of comedians have dealt with death in their comedy. But fewer have made their first movie about grief.

With his new film “Dean,” comedian Demetri Martin is doing just that. He calls it a comedy about a tragedy with autobiographical roots.

In it, the title character, Dean, is an illustrator in New York who has recently lost his mother. His father, played by Kevin Kline, is trying to move forward from the loss of his wife and attempting to sell their family home.

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