Don’t Think Twice
USA | 2016 | 92 minutes | Mike Birbiglia
From the riotous mind of Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk With Me) comes a hilarious and heartfelt exploration of the bitterness, backstabbing, and lifelong friendships that occur behind the scenes with a struggling New York improv troupe.
June 10, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival
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Director Mike Birbiglia scheduled to attend
June 11, 2016
AMC Pacific Place 11
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Directed and written by comedian Mike Birbiglia, Don't Think Twice is a heartfelt comedy about a New York City improv group in which each member faces the insecurity and the complex reality of pursuing a dream in the comedy world. Birbiglia stars with a uniformly excellent cast—including Keegan-Michael Key, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, Gillian Jacobs, and Chris Gethard—collaborating as a Brooklyn-based troupe called The Commune. After losing their theater lease, they all have to reconsider their own paths as individual comedians and their relationships to one another, struggling to accept the differences in each member's opportunities and slowly learning to deal with new tensions. Realistic, funny, but far from satirical, Birbiglia's comedy succeeds in telling the story of six friends challenged by jealousy, talent, and sacrifice without ever forgetting about their sense of family, support, and encouragement. Don't Think Twice will make you laugh, and maybe cry, and make all of us remember why we fight for our passions—even when they drive us crazy.
Mike Birbiglia came into national prominence with his feature directorial debut Sleepwalk With Me (2012), which won the "Festival Favorite" and "Best of Next" awards at SXSW and Sundance, respectively. Don't Think Twice is his second feature. Mike Birbiglia is also a comedian and is currently performing his "Thank God for Jokes" tour in 100 cities.
Sponsored by Francis Ford Coppola Winery, CTI BioPharma
|Principal Cast:||Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, Chris Gethard|
|Running Time:||92 minutes|
|Producer:||Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Miranda Bailey, Amanda Marshall|
|Website:||Official Film Website|
|Filmography:||Sleepwalk With Me (2012)|
|US Distributor:||The Film Arcade|