22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Thank You Very Much

United States, 2023: 99 minutes: Canadian Premiere
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH explores the life and work of the uniquely original, and utterly hilarious comedian and performance artist Andy Kaufman: aka the "song and dance man."

With his gonzo, boundary-shattering comedy, Andy Kaufman provoked, and often outraged audiences. For those who got the joke, that outrage was the very point; Kaufman’s genius was in making people confront their own presumptions. Now through never-before-seen archival footage and intimate recollections of friends, colleagues and family members including Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner and Steve Martin, filmmaker Alex Braverman excavates the all-too-short life and career of the enigmatic legend whose impact is felt all the more today with the blurring of artifice and reality that defines our present age. Winner of the Best Documentary on Cinema Award at the 2023 Venice Film Festival.

Venice Film Festival 2023
Telluride Film Festival 2023
Indie Memphis Film Festival 2023
CPH:DOX 2024

Alex Braverman began his career as a documentary cameraman, filming a diverse array of subjects including homicide investigations, wildlife migrations, U.S. military training, and celebrity chefs. Since pivoting to producing and directing, his credits include the celebrated news magazine series VICE ON HBO, the Netflix Series DIAGNOSIS based on the New York Times Magazine column, and WAFFLES AND MOCHI, a children’s food and culture documentary series produced by Barack and Michelle Obama. Alex’s work has been recognized with four Emmy nominations and a Peabody Award. THANK YOU VERY MUCH is his first feature film.

press for Thank You Very Much

"The film largely focuses on Kaufman’s professional achievements... But the film’s most noteworthy moments come on the rare occasions when it probes his psyche."
- IndieWire
"A documentary about Andy Kaufman that does just what you want it to do."
- Variety


Documentary / Comedy / Biography

99 minutes


Alex Braverman

Executive Producers
Jenifer Westphal
Chuck Braverman
Morgan Neville
Caitrin Rogers
Benny Safdie
Josh Safdie
Ronald Bronstein
Rick Rubin

Lauren Belfer
Alex Braverman
Joe Plummer

Brandon Somerhalder
Jeremy Leach

Danny DeVito
Marilu Henner
Andy Kaufman
Steve Martin

Christopher Bear



WINNER – Best Documentary on Cinema, Venice Film Festival 2023