Don’t Think Twice

Sept 19 - 22 Woodstock

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9/19

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9/20

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9/21

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9/22

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The new comedy from the creator of THIS AMERICAN LIFE and the director of SLEEPWALK WITH ME is an ensemble comedy with heart and guts that plays with the tensions within a group of improv comics who profess they’re all in it together until one of them gets chosen to be part of a live TV show modeled on Saturday Night Live.

For eleven years, The Commune has reigned as the big fish in the small pond of their New York improv theater. Commune members Miles, Samantha, Jack, Allison, Bill and Lindsay invent comedy without a script and without a net. They’re ingenious, they’re fast, and they build on each others’ ideas like best friends – which they also are. Night after night they kill onstage and wait for their big break. Day after day they work menial jobs to support themselves.Then they get news that their theater will no longer be available just as scouts from a hit TV show come to a performance looking for talent. Two cast members get the nod for an audition, upsetting the dynamic of the group and leaving its future in doubt. Relationships begin to crack as six best friends face the truth that not all of them will make it, and for some, it may be time to give up on the dream and move on. Funny, insightful and honest, DON’T THINK TWICE looks at a common experience that’s an uncommon subject for a film: failure. As he did in his acclaimed debut about a stand-up comedian, SLEEPWALK WITH ME, writer/director/actor Mike Birbiglia captures universal human experiences that happen in the lives of professional funny people. From the creator of THIS AMERICAN LIFE and with a top-flight ensemble of comic actors including Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard, Tami Sagher and Birbiglia, DON’T THINK TWICE tells a nuanced story of friendship, aspiration and the pain and promise of change.

(US/ 2016 / Directed by Mike Birbiglia)
R / 92 mins.