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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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.

Director Biography
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

Director: Mike Birbiglia
Principal Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, Chris Gethard
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Running Time: 92 minutes
Producer: Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Miranda Bailey, Amanda Marshall
Screenplay: Mike Birbiglia
Cinematographers: Joe Anderson
Editors: Geoffrey Richman
Music: Roger Neill
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Sleepwalk With Me (2012)
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: The Film Arcade
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