Netflix Streaming Pick of the Week: Sleepwalk with Me

Netflix Streaming Pick of the Week: Sleepwalk with Me

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I’m loving all these great films that I saw at IFFBoston being available through Netflix! While we featured the closing night film of IFFBoston ’12 last time, this time its the opening night film, Sleepwalk with Me, directed by Ira Glass and starring Mike Birbiglia.

Sleepwalk with Me is an awesome, relatable, and entertaining film based of Birbiglia’s life – which he turned into a one man show, and has now adapted into this film.

Read our Review from IFFBoston ’12 here.

Ira Glass also did a great Q&A at IFFBoston which you can check out here.

We highly recommend this film, so head on over to Netflix and add it to your queue!

IFFBoston ’12 VIDEO: Q&A With Ira Glass – Sleepwalk with Me

IFFBoston ’12 VIDEO: Q&A With Ira Glass – Sleepwalk with Me

In this excerpt from IFFBoston 2012’s opening night Q&A, Ira Glass of NPR’s “This American Life” sits down with Meghna Chakrabarti of WBUR’s RadioBoston to talk about his collaboration with Mike Birbiglia on the new film “Sleepwalk with Me”

IFFBoston ’12 Review: Sleepwalk with Me

IFFBoston ’12 Review: Sleepwalk with Me

Sleepwalk with Me is a wonderful, relatable film that is based off the life of co-writer and co-director and star Mike Birbiglia, and adapted from the one-man-show of the same name.

Matt Pandamiglio (Birbiglia), is a struggling comedian, stuck behind a bar serving drinks at a New York City comedy club. His long-time girlfriend Abby (Lauren Ambrose), is supportive, but frustrated with Matt’s unwillingness to move their relationship forward. Given the opportunity to get on stage to tell a few jokes, Matt struggles for a laugh from the audience.

Matt also begins having sleepwalking episodes that grow increasingly dangerous, starting as kicking a hamper he thinks to be a jackal, and jumping off a table.

A chance encounter gets him booked at a comedy club in upstate New York, where he stumbles upon new material, expressing his fears about marriage and commitment to big laughs. So begins Matt’s journey, touring thousands of miles at a time, using his own life and problems as his material.

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IFFBoston 2012 Kicks Off with Sleepwalk with Me

IFFBoston 2012 Kicks Off with Sleepwalk with Me

The Independent Film Festival of Boston kicked off its 10th annual festival at the Somerville Theater to a sold out screening of Sleepwalk with Me, a film based off Mike Birbiglia’s one-man show, and produced by This American Life’s Ira Glass.

Ira Glass was in attendance for an amazing Q&A that followed the screening, moderated by WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti.

Stay tuned to lonelyreviewer.com for more coverage, and video from IFFBoston 2012!

Read the review of Sleepwalk with Me here! Also, click for an excerpt from the Q&A following the screening at IFFBoston.