"It's really fiction, but I had somebody who didn't believe me even when I told them that. They were like, 'no, I read about this.' The fact that people think it's true adds another level -- it heightens the storytelling."
Getting a movie made is an Olympian task. Getting a movie made and released is even tougher. So Alex Karpovsky's accomplishment -- writing, directing and starring in two movies that are being released the same day as a double-feature -- seems positively Herculean.
Spalding Gray's Morning, Noon and Night is charming and disarming. I kept wondering how this book could be so engrossing while being so deceptively simple. I think there are two things that are going on.
Downtown storytelling group The Moth made their Town Hall debut Wednesday night with a thoroughly moving show celebrating the timeless nature of this simple art form and the life of monologist Spalding Gray.
Spalding Gray was a unique, insightful and entertaining performer, who found ways to turn his life into his art. It's only fitting that that his life is told in his own words in And Everything is Going Fine.