Our Movie Needs You

Jul 20, 2012

8/15/2012 Update: 89 total cities added so far! Thank you for all your help, and keep calling and emailing and tweeting your theaters!

Ira writes:

We need your help with our movie and yes, if you haven't heard, we made a movie! It's called Sleepwalk with Me and it's not a documentary. It's a comedy, written and directed by Mike Birbiglia and starring him also, with Lauren Ambrose and Carol Kane, plus cameos by Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Jesse Klein and lots of other comedians. It won a big award at Sundance and brought down the house at SXSW.

I don't say this lightly: it's as good as anything we've ever done on our show. As good as our very best episodes. Except maybe funnier. Shot by the same genius cinematographer who shot our TV series. Co-written by, um, me. The trailer's above.

It premieres at the end of August and you'll be hearing more about it before then, but I'm writing this now because any small indie film has a hard time getting booked into theaters and Sleepwalk is a small indie film. This is the part where we need your help. We want you to have the chance to see the movie on the big screen and we want to enlist you in our campaign to get it shown in your town.

Here is the list of 125 theaters where Sleepwalk is currently booked. If your town isn't on this list, or if you live in the suburbs and it's hard to get to the Music Box in Chicago or the IFC Center in Manhattan, if you live in L.A. but nowhere near the Nuart (west of the 405), if you're outside DC far from E Street or near San Francisco and don't want the hassle of driving into the city, you don't have to take that lying down. Here's a list of theaters that run indie films, with their phone numbers, email addresses and twitter handles. Call them, email them, tweet at them with the hashtag #BringSleepwalk. Tell them to book Sleepwalk with Me ASAP. (Note: you can ask ANY theater to book the film. That's just a list of theaters that regularly book film from our distributor IFC. So if your favorite theater isn't on there, still ask them.)

Thanks for your help. We are new to the movie business and have no power or influence there at all. The one superpower we have... is you.