Somebody Up There Likes Me

Director: Bob Byington
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Running Time:
76:00

Screening Info:
Saturday, November 10
4:00 PM
Thalian Main
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Sunday, November 11
4:30 PM
Thalian Main
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Credits:
Writer:
Bob Byington
Executive Producers:
Stuart Bohart
Morgan Coy
Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Brenda Mitchell
Producers:
Han Graffunder
Nick Offerman
Marla Quintana
Cinematographer:
Sean Prince Williams
Original Music:
Chris Baio
Somebody Up There Likes Me is Robert Byington's formally inventive comedy about life, love and the passing of time. Max (Keith Poulson) and Sal (Nick Offerman) both work at the local steakhouse alongside Lyla (Jess Wexler). As their lives continually intersect over the years, the film refuses to play by the traditional rules of cinematic storytelling; major milestones are marked without sentiment, entanglements form and fall away without much protest. Instead of following the dramatic rules, Byington instead focuses on the pace and structure of life, imbuing his film with a unique and hilarious point of view that ticks like clockwork.

*Actor in attendance.

Director Bio:
Bob Byington is an award-winning independent American film director, screenwriter, and actor living in Austin, Texas. He is most noted for his films RSO (Registered Sex Offender) (2008) and Harmony and Me (2009) which the LA Times describes as a "collision of joyous whimsy and bittersweet melancholy."