In 1986, Jules Feiffer wrote the screenplay to “Bernard and Huey,” a comedy about two men behaving badly — and the strong women who rein them in — based on characters he created in his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip for The Village Voice.
Then, he conveniently misplaced it.
After three years of searching, he finally tracked it down with the help of Dan Mirvish, a director with a vested interest. He would go on to make the film, which will be theatrically released by Freestyle Digital Media — and parent company Entertainment Studios — in June, and screen at Bay Street Theater on Sunday afternoon.
“Bernard and Huey” — starring Jim Rash, David Koechner, Sasha Alexander, Eka Darville, Richard Kind, Jake O’Connor, Jay Renshaw, Lauren Miller Rogen, Nancy Travis, Bellamy Young and Mae Whitman — is already an award-winning film, having screened at more than 25 festivals across five continents.
It recently won the Best Film of the American Continent prize at the Jaipur International Film Festival in India, and snared Feiffer a Best Screenplay award at the Manchester Film Festival in England.
“Bay Street is honored to be able to host this film and to offer a talkback following with such talented filmmakers,” Tracy Mitchell, executive director of Bay Street Theater, said in a press release. “Of course, we are also thrilled to welcome back writer Jules Feiffer and to see Richard Kind in his role, as these are both such dedicated artists to Bay Street who are so well known by our audience.”
The screening will start at 2 p.m. at the Sag Harbor theater, located at 1 Bay Street, and a Q&A session with Feiffer and Mirvish will follow. Tickets are $15. For more information, please call (631) 725-9500 or visit baystreet.org.