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Sleepwalk With Me
“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.
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.
This film will be accompanied by a discussion led by Dr. Adrian Salmon, Director of the Sleep Center at UConn Health.
"It all adds up to a fine, funny exercise in disheveled self-deprecation… Which, when you get right down to it, could describe almost any of us."
CO-DIRECTORS MIKE BIRBIGLIA & SETH BARRISH
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