BAM | 30 Lafayette Avenue
Directed by James Ponsoldt | 2015
With Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg
During the final leg of the tour for his landmark 1996 novel Infinite Jest, breakout author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel, in a career-best performance) is joined on the road by reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg), who shadows Wallace’s every move for an in-depth Rolling Stone profile. Five days of conversation are recorded on tape, revealing Wallace’s insecurity with his newfound celebrity, his enduring depression, and the pair’s unique but precarious connection, which evolves from mistrust to admiration and understanding. Based on Lipsky’s best-selling memoir and penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies, The End of the Tour—directed by BAMcinemaFest alum James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now, BAMcinemaFest 2013)—is a moving tribute to a beloved author gone too soon. An A24 release.
This screening will feature an introduction by director James Ponsoldt and actors Jason Segel and Mickey Sumner.
Opening Night Party
Screening + Party ticket holders only
BAMcinemaFest celebrates the opening of its seventh annual edition at Brooklyn Masonic Temple with food, drinks, and music.
LOCATION: 317 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn