Amy Schumer and “Patti Cake$” star surprise Film Festival audience

The comic had the crowd laughing after the film’s showing at the Chilmark Community Center.


The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival’s (MVFF) Saturday night showing of “Patti Cake$” brought a full crowd and special guests Amy Schumer and Bridget Everett, a star of the film, to the Chilmark Community Center.

Schumer, who came to the showing with her newlywed husband Chris Fischer and dog Tati, introduced the film that stars her friend, Bridget Everett. “Shout-out to Chris,” Schumer said, pointing to him in the audience, “you’re mad cool … thanks for showing me the Vineyard.”

The crowd then got a sneak preview of Schumer’s upcoming comedy, “I Feel Pretty,” that is slated to premiere in April.

“Patti Cake$” tells the story of an aspiring rapper, Patricia Dombrowski, also known as Killa P (played by Danielle Macdonald), from New Jersey. Everett plays Patti’s mother, an amateur singer with a drinking problem. It’s an inspirational and heartwarming tale of complex relationships, friendships, and big dreams.

After the movie, Schumer and Everett spoke about the movie and of course, Schumer had the crowd laughing. They spoke about the Time’s Up movement and the importance of women and minorities in films, which “Patti Cake$” highlights, with female and minority leads and in supporting roles.

They also talked about how much they both love the Vineyard, referencing the Chilmark General Store, the Black Dog, and “never having to wear eyeliner or bra[s].” They also did a Q and A with the audience.

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