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.


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

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