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USA | 2013 | 87 minutes | Kyle Patrick Alvarez

September 27 - October 3, 2013

Held over by demand! Based on a story from David Sedaris, this funny and poignant portrait follows a lost soul and the amusing characters he meets as he pursues his Steinbeckian dream of working on an apple farm in Oregon.

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.

  • Original Language Title: Festival 2013 Grand Jury Prize winner
  • 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
  • Awards: SIFF 2013 Best New American Cinema: Grand Jury Prize
  • Format: DCP