Patt Morrison for August 27, 2012

Ira Glass talks sleepwalking and movies

Bing Presents "Sleepwalk with Me" Official Cast After-Party At The Bing Bar - 2012 Park City

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Writer Ira Glass, Dennis Boutsikaris and director Mike Birbiglia attend the Official Cast After-Party for "Sleepwalk With Me" presented by Bing at the Bing Bar on January 23, 2012 in Park City, Utah.

In “Sleepwalk with Me,” comedian Mike Birbiglia’s alter-ego Mike Pandamiglio has two loves: comedy and his girlfriend, Abby. Unfortunately, he has arrived at a point in his life where dedicating himself to one means he is unable to give the other an appropriate amount of attention. Pandamiglio-Birbiglia’s struggle towards a decision unwinds against a developing sleeping disorder: sleepwalking. It’s more violent than it sounds, and fans of “This American Life” and “The Moth” will recognize some of the scenarios Pandamiglio finds himself in, including throwing himself out a hotel window.

Producer and co-writer Ira Glass stops by to talk to Patt about the film, which screens in LA at the Landmark theatre this weekend.

Guest:

Ira Glass, host and producer of “This American Life”; produced “Sleepwalk with Me”


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