Sleepwalk With Me
6:30 | Lively discussion led by Dr. Adrian Salmon, Director of the Sleep Center at UConn Health
7:00 | 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.
Science on Screen® is a film series that features “creative pairings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.”
Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
"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."