Facets members! Please join us for a special Members Appreciation screening of The Living Wake, this Sunday, July 18th at 3pm!!
Bizarrely hilarious, The Living Wake stars Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid and the Whale; Adventureland) in a smartly scripted film with clever dialogue and quirky characters that shows off his talent for comedy.
The film follows eccentric, egotistic writer K. Roth Binew (comic actor Mike O’Connell), who insists he’s going to die and wants to hold a living wake before he goes so he can build his legacy and orchestrate his legend. Eisenberg costars as his young protégé who follows him around on his last day, documenting every pearl of wisdom.
“If the members of Monty Python scripted an adaptation of Don Quixote…it might look something like (this) willfully absurd tragicomedy…played with euphoric abandon by stand-up comic Mike O’Connell.” (Scott Foundas, LA Weekly)
So, what makes this screening so special for our Members, you ask?
Director Sol Tryon will be here in person to present his film and for a post-screening Q&A! That’s right–talk to the filmmaker, ask him what it was like to work with the burgeoning young star Eisenberg, see what makes him and his lovely little film tick!
Once again, that’s this Sunday, July 18th at 3pm at Facets Cinematheque, 1517 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614!
Members! Be there!