"Stan & Ollie" focuses on the comic duo's farewell tour across Britan and Ireland in 1953.
The festival’s artistic director, Tricia Tuttle, praised the film as "beautiful tribute to cinema’s early comedy odd couple" and "a truly funny and touching story about a tender lifelong friendship." She added, "Jon Baird’s film is also a must for movie fans, exploring the twilight years of two megawatt performers who had a meteoric rise to fame. These two prove that true comic timing is eternal, and it’s a perfect end to the festival."
It's currently slated for a January 11, 2019 release in the U.K. No word yet on a US release date.