Screening Room: Facing Mortality In "Jonah Stands Up"

By David Schonauer   Thursday August 16, 2018

“I started taking Ambien because I heard it makes you sleepwalk,” said Jonah Bascle, a New Orleans comedian and activist, in one of his stand-up routines. Bascle, wheelchair-bound because of muscular dystrophy, died in 2014. In filmmaker Hannah Engelson’s documentary Jonah Stands Up, we meet a Bascle facing his mortality. Short of the Week praises the doc’s appropriately “unrefined” aesthetic.

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