Fans of both Ira Glass’ radio show, “This American Life” and Joss Whedon, here is your cinematic mecca:
Ira Glass will host an actual episode of the radio program, performed onstage by some of our favorite contributors. Dan Savage, Starlee Kine, and Mike Birbiglia will tell stories. David Rakoff and Dave Hill will conduct a ‘special investigation.’ Plus a new cartoon by Chris Ware, additional visuals by Arthur Jones, and a very special appearance by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! The performance will last around two hours. We’re going to capture the whole thing with a bunch of HD cameras, and send it live* to movie theatres all over the country.
How cool is that? Not just Whedon and Glass, but David Rakoff (who I dig, but would it be too insulting to call him the poor man’s David Sedaris?) and Dan Savage. The screening will happen for one night only — Thursday, April 23rd, and it will be screened in 400 theaters across the nation. If you live in an urban area or a college town, you’re golden. You can buy tickets and find the complete list of theater screening the movie here.
(Thanks for the tip, Paddydog)