File clerk, working-class intellectual, obsessive-compulsive collector, and creator of the seminal autobiographical comic book American Splendor, Harvey Pekar documents the mundane tribulations, random experiences and cultural interests that comprise his day-to-day existence in Cleveland. Filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini illustrate this prickly hero in several forms: the Harvey of the acted narrative (Paul Giamatti), a 2D animated Harvey, and the real Harvey, past (via archival footage) and present. Hope Davis stars as Pekar's wife. Grand Jury Prize Winner at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Official Web Site

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Filmmakers Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini on comic book author Harvey Pekar
Six cartoonists from Fantagraphics pay tribute to Harvey Pekar

Directors: Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Harvey Pekar, Shari Springer Berman, Earl Billings, James Urbaniak, Judah Friedlander, Robert Pulcini, Toby Radloff, Hope Davis, Joyce Brabner, Donal Logue, Molly Shannon, James McCaffrey, Madylin Sweeten, Danielle Batone

MPAA Rating: R

Run Time: 1hr 41mins

Release Year: 2003

Country Of Origin: USA