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American Splendour


Director. Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini

Starring. Harvey Pekar, Hope Davis, James Urbaniak, Joyce Brabner, Judah Friedlander, Paul Giamatti

Mixing fact and fiction, American Splendor chronicles the (extra)ordinary life of hospital file clerk Harvey Pekar who decided to document his day-to-day existence in the form of a comic book. Beginning in 1976, he created American Splendor, a warts 'n' all diary of his working class life, including his inane conversations with friends and neighbours, misfortunes at work, and his thoughts on the decline of American culture.

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