Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass have turned Birbiglia’s This American Life segment, “Stranger in the Night” (from the “Fear of Sleep” episode) into a feature film called Sleepwalk with Me.
Birbiglia’s a tremendously funny comic, and the source material is so funny and so smart, that the finished film is sure to be hugely entertaining — although judging from the trailer Birbiglia’s uninspired visuals leave a tiny bit to be desired. (Cinematography counts for a lot with me! Film is a visual medium.) Still, he’s surrounded himself with a strong cast, and Ira Glass’s storytelling instincts are nigh-unparalleled.
Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn and Carol Kane co-star. Seth Barrish co-directs and co-writes with Mike Birbiglia along with co-writers Ira Glass and Joe Birbiglia.
The film is in VERY limited release, so check here, if you’d like to see it.
Thanks for the heads up, Nick Grugin!