Somebody Up There Likes Me
USA, 2012, 75 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: American Indie, Comedy, Dark Comedy
Program: Contemporary World Cinema
NOW PLAYING through April 4th at the Sie FilmCenter
Director Bob Byington (SDFF 32 People’s Choice Award-winning Harmony and Me) creates an offbeat energy by brilliantly pairing established actors and non-actors in this comedic fable about a man watching his life fly by. Max (Keith Poulson), along with his best friend Sal (Nick Offerman, “Parks & Recreation”) and the woman they both adore, Lyla (Jess Weixler, TEETH), stumble through thirty-five years of seemingly mandatory but unfulfilling entanglements.
Featuring an original score from Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio, stunning animated sequences from Bob Sabiston (A SCANNER DARKLY), produced by Offerman and directed by cult auteur Bob Byington (HARMONY AND ME), the experience of life sneaking up on you while time appears to stand still has never been more surreal and charmingly entertaining.
DIRECTOR: Bob Byington
Producer: Hans Graffunder, Nick Offerman
Editor: Frank V. Ross, Stephen Gurewitz
Screenwriter: Bob Byington
Cinematographer: Sean Price Williams
Principal Cast: Keith Poulson, Nick Offerman, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt, Kevin Corrigan, Kate Lyn Sheil
US Distributor: Tribeca Film
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