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Brett Ratner to be honored at Friars fest

'Natural Selection' to open festival

Brett Ratner will be honored as part of the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, opening in Gotham Oct. 12 with SXSW fave “Natural Selection.”

Danish comedy “Clown: The Movie” closes the five-day event, which also will screen SXSW alums “The Other F Word” and “The FP,” Sundance vet “Prairie Love” and Harvey Keitel starrer “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings” as spotlight films. Also during the fest, “Natural Selection” helmer Robbie Pickering will score an award for breakout comedy filmmaker.

Launched in 2009, the Friars fest includes four competish categories including U.S. narrative feature, international narrative feature, documentary and short. Overall slate of some 60 films (including shorts) includes “All for One,” starring Rutger Hauer, and docs “Adventures in Plymptoons” and “Dying to Do Letterman.”

Ratner is set to receive a kudo for achievement in comedy. Friars Club fest runs Oct. 12-16.

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