May 14, 2010
(NY; LA release: May 21)
Director: Sol Tryon
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Mike O'Connell, Peter Kline
Starring: Mike O'Connell, Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Gaffigan
Official website: TheLivingWake.com
"The Living Wake" is a dark comedy set in a timeless storybook universe. Self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew, has one day to live. Binew sets out to hand out invitations to his final party, a living wake. He has enlisted his best and only friend, Mills Joquin, to take him around on a bicycle powered rickshaw. In a final attempt to probe life's deepest mysteries, Binew endures one ridiculous trial after the next. He concludes his day with a final performance at his living wake. On a makeshift stage in an open field, Binew's friends and enemies gather to witness his madness one final time...