"Sleepwalk With Me," With Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, Cristin Milioti, Screens Aug. 24 in NYC
By Michael Gioia
"Sleepwalk With Me," written, directed and starring comedian Mike Birbiglia, screens Aug. 24 at New York's IFC Center. The film, which also stars Lauren Ambrose (Exit the King), hits select theatres in the US through Nov. 11.
Based on the comic's Off-Broadway show of the same name, the film also features Tony Award nominee Cristin Milioti (Once), Carol Kane (Harvey, Sly Fox, Wicked) and Loudon Wainwright III (Pump Boys and Dinettes).
"Sleepwalk With Me," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the 2012 Audience Award, features a screenplay by Birbiglia, Joe Birbiglia and Seth Barrish. Barrish also co-directed the film.
Other members in the cast are Kevin Barnett, Alice Blythe, Alberto Bonilla, Danny Borbon, Hannibal Buress, Mary Burke, Chris Cantwell, Aya Cash, Teddy Cañez, Wyatt Cena, James Creque, Romeo D'Costa, William C. Dement, Lucy DeVito, Phillip Ettinger, James Fauvell, Marcia M. Francis, Ira Glass, Davlyn Grant, Justin Harris, James Head, Edward James Hyland, Sondra James, Chike Johnson, Alex Karpovsky, Magigie Kemper, Azhar Khan, Jesse Klein, Ben Levin, John Lutz, Marc Maron, Emily Meade, Santos Morales, Ron Nakahara, Meena Nerurkar, Amanda Perez, Ludwig Persik, Henry Phillips, Chavez Ravine, James Rebhorn, Andy Royce, Santos, Kristen Schaal, Amy Schumer, Jason Selvig, Nate Steinwachs, Ray Thomas, David Wain, Alan Wilkis and Angelic Zambrana.
In "Sleepwalk With Me," according to the film's website, "an aspiring stand-up fails to express his true feelings about his girlfriend and his stalled career; his anxiety comes out in increasingly funny and dangerous sleepwalking incidents."
Ira Glass and Jacob Jaffke produce with Brian Bedol, Ken Lerer and Alissa Shipp as execitive producers. Mike Lavoie is co-executive producer, and Jen Stein is associate producer.
For more information and a complete list of screenings, visit SleepWalkMovie.com.
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