About the Film

The film is a performance of Spalding Gray’s monologue which centered on such themes as his trip to Southeast Asia to create the role of the U.S. Ambassador’s aide in The Killing Fields, the Cold War, Cambodia Year Zero and his search for his “perfect moment”.  A filmed monologue should be as stimulating as watching paint dry but when the monologist is the brilliant Spalding Gray, then the audience is in for a cerebral feast!

Director: Jonathan Demme
Runtime: 79 minutes
Year: 1987
Cast: Spalding Gray, Sam Waterston, Ira Wheeler

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