- Ends Wed, October 17Dir. Mike Birbiglia and Seth Barrish, USA, 2012, 90 min., NR, 35mmEnds Wed, October 17
"I'm going to tell you a story, and it's true....I always have to tell people that." So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia directly to the viewer at the outset of his autobiographically inspired, fictional feature debut. Birbiglia wears his incisive wit on his sleeve while portraying a cinematic surrogate. We are thrust into the tale of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. The kind of passionate and personal storytelling that transfigures intimate anguish into comic art, SLEEPWALK WITH ME also delights as a revolving door of today’s stand-up scene. Also starring Marc Maron, Wyatt Cenac and others.
"A funny and insightful film. I could have watched it for 10 hours." —Judd Apatow
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