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May 16 - June 9, 2013   Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

C.O.G.

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.

Schedule
May 1, 2013
Wednesday
2:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed

Press Screening - Admission by pass only

May 24, 2013
Friday
4:00 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian Date has passed
May 26, 2013
Sunday
7:00 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian Date has passed
May 27, 2013
Monday
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.


Director Biography
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
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 87 minutes
Producer: Cookie Carosella, Stephen Nemeth, Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Screenplay: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Cinematographers: Jas Shelton
Editors: Fernando Collins
Music: Steve Reich, Joe Berry
Website: http://www.cog-movie.com/
Filmography: Easier with Practice (2010)
Language: English
Format: DCP
International Sales: Preferred Content
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