IFFBoston presents Tobolowsky Files Live
February 27, 2012
Join us for a live presentation of the popular radio show and podcast, THE TOBOLOWSKY FILES, featuring the stories of Stephen Tobolowsky and host David Chen of Slashfilm.com.
Stephen Tobolowsky is definitely one of “those guys” in movies and TV. He has been featured in (mostly) small roles in over 200 films and TV shows. Currently you probably know him best as the creepy Sandy Ryerson on Glee or, depending on your maturity, as gonzo Hollywood producer Stu Baggs on Californication. You also probably know him from one of his most iconic roles – jovial insurance salesman Ned Ryerson from GROUNDHOG DAY. A few of you may recognize him from his dramatic roles in MISSISSIPPI BURNING or MEMENTO. And a small number of you may know him as the co-writer with David Byrne of the Talking Head’s film TRUE STORIES. Whatever role he takes, and whatever size it is, you can be sure that Tobolowsky will steal just about every scene he appears in. His unique energy and unquestionable talent make him one of the best and most recognizable character actors working today.
On the show, THE TOBOLOWSKY FILES, Tobolowsky brings wit and insight, not to mention his actor’s eye for drama, to stories from all periods of his own life. Not just confining himself to stories from his time in the entertainment business (though there are plenty of hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes), Tobolowsky delves into growing up a quirky teen, finding his voice in theater, and falling in (and out of) love with self-effacing humor and an instantly engaging openness. If you are a fan of The Moth or This American Life, we highly recommend this event – it’s certain to be a memorable evening of stories and conversation with a one-of-a-kind performer.