SIFF 2013 BEST NEW AMERICAN CINEMA: GRAND JURY PRIZE
This first film adaptation of David Sedaris' work is a funny and poignant portrait of a lost soul and the amusing characters he meets as he pursues his Steinbeckian dream—to spend his summer working on an apple farm in Oregon.
May 1, 2013
|2:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||
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Press Screening - Admission by pass only
May 24, 2013
|4:00 PM||Egyptian Theatre||Date has passed|
May 26, 2013
|7:00 PM||Egyptian Theatre||Date has passed|
May 27, 2013
|6:00 PM||Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center||Date has passed|
Based on a short story from David Sedaris' collection, "Naked," this is the first time Sedaris has licensed a film based on his work, and thus the first filmic adaptation of his trademark humorous storytelling. C.O.G. is a funny and poignant portrait of a lost soul and the amusing characters he meets. David (played by Tony Award nominee and Glee star, Jonathan Groff) is dismissive, elitist, and out of his element as he pursues his Steinbeckian dream—to spend his summer working on an apple farm in Oregon. Writer/director Kyle Patrick Alvarez (who in 2010 won the Someone to Watch Award at the Independent Spirit Awards for his debut film, Easier with Practice) made C.O.G. in just 18 days, shooting on location near Portland, Oregon, and on a budget of less than $1 million. With an eclectic cast of character actors as co-stars, including Denis O'Hare, Corey Stoll, and Dean Stockwell, this adaption remains true to the author's voice.
Kyle Patrick Alvarez is a 29-year-old, Los Angeles-based writer-director. In 2010, he won the prestigious “Someone to Watch” Award at the Independent Spirit Awards for his directorial debut film Easier With Practice.
Sponsored in part by Ingeniux, Seattle Met, KUOW 94.9
|Director:||Kyle Patrick Alvarez|
|Principal Cast:||Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare, Corey Stoll, Dean Stockwell, Casey Wilson|
|Running Time:||87 minutes|
|Producer:||Cookie Carosella, Stephen Nemeth, Kyle Patrick Alvarez|
|Screenplay:||Kyle Patrick Alvarez|
|Music:||Steve Reich, Joe Berry|
|Filmography:||Easier with Practice (2010)|
|International Sales:||Preferred Content|