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Bobcat 1Very grateful indeed for this great interview with Provincetown Film Festival’s Filmmaker on the Edge Bobcat Goldthwait. He was being honored for his powerful doc “Call Me Lucky.” And the subject of the doc, which starts off seeming to be about the Stand-Up Comedy scene in Boston turns a sharp corner as it reveals that Crimmins was the victim of child abuse. Crimmins doesn’t hold back on his outspoken views on the Catholic Church, and Goldthwait speaks movingly of the death of his close friend Robin Williams.

He claims that it was a disease known as Louie Body, a cancer syndrome that literally causes the brain to eat itself, that led to his friend’s tragic passing.

Thank you, Bobcat and Barry, for being so forthcoming and for making this incredible documentary, which I saw TWICE in Provincetown.  Goldthwait reveals also that Robin Williams gave him the money to start making”Call Me Lucky” which is coming out later this summer nationwide. The film is dedicated also to Williams. Don’t miss it!

 

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