Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 2nd at 5:45 pm for Sleepwalk With Me at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Laine wearing an orange and white dress in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his hilarious semi-autobiographical storyalready an off-Broadway smash and a best-selling bookto the screen as writer/director/star in his cinematic debut. Occasionally commenting ruefully on the action (“Remember: you’re on my side!”), Birbiglia plays alter-ego Matt Pandamiglio, a struggling stand-up comedian avoiding commitment with his long-time girlfriend (Lauren Ambrose, “Six Feet Under”) who is becoming impatient. Unable to confront his anxieties, Matt finds them manifesting in ridiculous, dangerous and surreal bouts of sleepwalking in which his sub-conscious runs wild (he fights off a jackal attack, competes in the Dustbuster Olympics). With the help of a doubtful talent agent he goes on the road to little colleges and dive bars, where his material bombs until he stumbles into some revealing jokes about his relationship. Birbiglia’s self-deprecating persona makes for a fresh, appealing and very funny film. Co-starring Carol Kane and James Rebhorn, with cameos by members of today’s stand-up scene. Co-written and produced by Ira Glass (“This American Life”).
Ira Glass will be giving a Q&A after the film. This screening is likely to sell out, so please purchase your tickets in advance at https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/Ticketing.aspx?TheatreID=264&MovieID=13747&ShowDate=9/2/2012&ScheduleID=104687
We will be heading down to the theater 30 minutes before show time. If you arrive late, we will reconvene in the upstairs theater lobby after the movie and Q&A.