Sleepwalk With Me, a film by Mike Birbiglia and co-writer Ira Glass (host of the NPR radio show "This American Life"), is set to open in New York City on August 24, 2012. To promote the movie, the duo has shared the following short film. Watch it below!Synposis: "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.
Based on the successful one-man show, Sleepwalk With Me engages in the kind of passionate and personal storytelling that transfigures intimate anguish into comic art. Produced and co-written by Ira Glass (This American Life), Sleepwalk With Me features a stellar supporting cast that includes Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Carol Kane (Taxi), James Rebhorn (Meet the Parents), Cristin Milioti (30 Rock), and a sampling from the who's who of today's stand-up scene. It runs approximately 90 minutes.
For more about the movie, visit sleepwalkmovie.com, like the project on Facebook or follow the film on Twitter.
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