No More Jokes

No More Jokes

Film Description: On an annual fishing trip Charlie and Peter share a case of beer. Charlie is mildly inebriated and opening up about how his life is falling apart due to an affair, the subsequent divorce, and impending bankruptcy. Compulsively, he tells off-colour jokes to connect with his emotionally distant brother-in-law and to disguise his own misery. Humour sometimes masks despair, hopelessness, a sense of futility. It can also be used to place our sorrow in perspective; as a catalyst to gain a more expansive and grateful viewpoint. “No More Jokes” explores humour expressed in both ways.

Director Biography: Born and Raised in Thunder Bay Ontario, Nicholas Palinka began his film making career in front of the camera and made the transition creating films in 2006. He is very excited to be a part of the Vox Popular Festival for 2020, as he feels that this is a difficult time and bringing No More Jokes to you, will show that we can make humour in any predicament. With out the words on John Pringle this play turned film would never have been conceived, thank you John and all the cast and crew for your passion.