‘Believe: The Eddie Izzard story’

UPDATE: Eddie will be appearing live for Q and A’s in Los Angeles after select BELIEVE screenings.


The documentary ‘Believe: The Eddie Izzard story’ is being released in cinemas next month. Screenings will be at Raindance Film Festival in London on 3rd October, then opening in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Sunset 5, West Hollywood on 9th October and in New York at the Village East Cinema on 16th October.



The LA screening is October 8-15 (new dates added) at the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theatre. This is a limited release of one week at present.

Laemmle’s Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, 90046

The New York premiere is on the 16th of October at the Village East Theatre. This is also a limited release of one week at present.

Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003

‘Believe’ chronicles comedian Eddie Izzard’s rise to fame from his early influences – losing his mother to cancer at a young age before being sent with his brother to boarding school to his close present day relationship with his supportive father. At school, when he saw what getting into the Cambridge Footlights Revue could do for your career his goal became to follow Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson and try for a place at the University. When that didn’t work out he headed to the Edinburgh Festival, equipped with nothing but a unicycle and some banter, eventually figuring out how to draw a crowd. He’s been working hard at it ever since.

‘Believe’ is the mantra of Eddie Izzard: if you want to be a singer, you’ve got to believe you can sing, if you want to be a comedian you’ve got to believe you can be funny. Eddie believes in Eddie and it was this rock solid self-belief that allowed him to perform onstage as a transvestite when it was considered career suicide. When his highly successful West End show, Dressed To Kill won critical acclaim he had only himself to thank for booking the theatre.

Director Sarah Townsend skillfully combines home video, stills and archival footage in this intimate and edgy portrait of the performer.

(synopsis courtesy of Raindance Film Festival)

For further details visit the movie’s official site.

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