Brigsby Bear Claws Its Way to the Top at LA Film Festival
The little indie film that took the film festival scene by storm has arrived at the Los Angeles Film Festival with a Gala Screening at Arclight Hollywood. Brigsby Bear is an amusing and creative film that has not only delighted audiences but critics around the world.
It’s about a man named James and his obsession with a children’s TV show called Brigsby Bear Adventures. When the show gets canceled, he sets out to finish it himself. The film was a crowd favorite at Sydney Film Festival and Sundance as it continues on to the LA Film Festival.
The film’s stars arrived on the red carpet along with Brigsby Bear. He wasn’t able to speak with us but he still made quite an impression on the crowd. Also on hand was director Dave McCary, most of The Lonely Island (Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) and the star and writer Kyle Mooney.
Matt Walsh, co-writer Kevin Costello, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Ryan Simpkins stopped by to speak with us about the film as well as their upcoming projects. We talked about everything from Matt Walsh’s fake news show “Dog Bites Man” to Ryan Simpkins’ fake kids show “Wonder Showzen.”
Brigsby Bear starring Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Ryan Simpkins, Michaela Watkins, Matt Walsh, Beck Bennett, Alexa Demie, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Andy Samberg comes out July 28th to a theater near you. The surrealist fantasy film is directed by Dave McCary and produced by Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg (The Lonely Island), P. Jennifer Dana, Lian Hua, Will Allegra, Al Di, Phil Hoelting, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Ross Jacobson, Mark Roberts, Jason Zaro and Billy Rosenberg. Its distributor is Sony Pictures Classics.
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