IFC Films Will Distribute Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me

By Andrew Gans
12 Mar 2012

Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia
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IFC Films, according to Variety, has acquired the distribution rights for Mike Birbiglia's comedy "Sleepwalk With Me," which is based on the standup comic's Off-Broadway production of the same name.

The film, which co-stars Birbiglia and Lauren Ambrose, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and subsequently won the audience award in the Next category.

Birbiglia directed the comedy; he penned the script with Joe Birbiglia, Seth Barrish and Ira Glass; the latter produced with Jacob Jaffke. Brian Bedol is the executive producer.

The independent film, according to the industry paper, "follows the day-to-day indecisions and nocturnal perambulations of a commitment-phobic New Yorker."



Sleepwalk With Me, the acclaimed comedy penned by and starring Mike Birbiglia, ended its much-extended run at the Bleecker Street Theater June 7, 2009.