The Bitter Buddha

The Bitter Buddha (2012/2013)

Opened: 02/15/2013 Limited

Downtown Ind.02/15/2013 - 02/28/201314 days
Cinema Village...03/08/2013 - 03/14/20137 days

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Genre: Documentary/Comedy

Rated: Unrated

The film takes an unfiltered look at a true "comic's comic." Eddie Pepitone's life is on display in this portrait of creativity, enlightenment and rage.


The Documentary takes an unconventional journey with a true "comic's comic". For a few decades, Eddie Pepitone has proven to be a startling force in the alt-comedy scene. Within "The Bitter Buddha" we follow Eddie as he deals with a middle-age career surge, while struggling with self-doubt, sobriety, and a challenging family history.

Original animation, stand-up comedy and engaging interviews with Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron and others help us gain insight into the life of a beloved career comedian known as "the guitarist that all the other guitarists go to see." As one of the best-kept secrets in the scene, Eddie Pepitone is documented in this unhinged portrait of creativity, enlightenment and rage.