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End of the Tour

Centerpiece Gala | May 30

USA | 2015 | 106 minutes | James Ponsoldt

After the 1996 publication of “Infinite Jest” journalist David Lipsky embarks on an unforgettable five-day interview with enigmatic author David Foster Wallace. Based on Lipsky’s acclaimed memoir, End Of The Tour portrays their significant encounter with humor, tenderness, and fantastic performances.

Schedule
May 30, 2015
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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May 31, 2015
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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Centerpiece Gala | May 30 | Film: SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Party: DAR Rainier Chapter House


Days after the 1996 publication of David Foster Wallace’s other-worldly novel “Infinite Jest,” young novelist-turned-journalist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) embarks on a five-day interview with the enigmatic author for “Rolling Stone” magazine. In awe and humbled by the brilliant, massive 1,079 page book that brought unprecedented fame to the down-to-earth Wallace (Jason Segel), Lipsky boarded a plane from New York to the Midwest to get the scoop. Over those five days the two became close friends, sharing stories and exposing vulnerabilities neither of them had shared before. The interview touched upon Wallace’s discomfort with his newfound celebrity and transcended from a formal interview to a kinetic exchange of ideas between two very different personalities. Based on David Lipsky’s critically-acclaimed memoir “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace” that he wrote after Wallace’s suicide in 2008, End Of The Tour is a profoundly emotional and insightful film boasting fantastic performances by both Eisenberg and Segel.

Director Biography
Born in 1978, James Ponsoldt has directed several feature films including Off the Black (2006), Smashed (2012), and The Spectacular Now (2013), which received the Special Jury Award for Acting at Sundance.

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Director: James Ponsoldt
Principal Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Mamie Gummer
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Running Time: 106 minutes
Producer: David Kanter, Matt DeRoss, James Dahl, Mark Manuel, Ted O’Neal
Screenplay: Donald Margulies
Cinematographers: Jakob Ihre
Editors: Darrin Navarro
Music: Danny Elfman
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: The Spectacular Now (2013), Smashed (2012), Off the Black (2006)
Language: English
Format: DCP
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