Oh God, an Art Film.

Some people are concerned about Rolling with Virgil – either that or they’re not as excited as they could be – and it’s my fault.

 “A whole movie with no dialogue about some dude in love? BORING!”

 After 20 minutes of watching a man blow smoke rings in black and white slow-motion to smooth jazz, a young boy struggles to hold attention.

After 20 minutes of watching a man blow smoke rings in black and white slow-motion to smooth jazz, a young boy struggles to hold attention.

So yes, I’ve been made painfully aware that people want to know more about what happens in the film. They want to know that it’s not an artsy fartsy study of a fly on a wall or a tear running down a cheek. My friends and others who have read the script feel it is both foolish and an injustice that I’m not letting anybody get a big enough taste of what to expect. They know how this story really moves, and they think I should tell you.

Fine, I’ll talk! Normally, I'm a purist when it comes to being surprised by movies, but without being too specific, here are a few of the things that you’ll see in Rolling with Virgil:

Tent-building at sea, Swiffer Kung Fu, Subway crime-fighting, Improv tango dancing, Frisbee face plants, Christopher Walken (not sure how yet, but I’ll find a way to get him!), Sex in a chair,  Tree-climbing, Starvation, Tasering, Bullying on a bus, Frisbee obsession, Assault with a pastry, Evil subway train doors, Deep sea Frisbee diving, Hitchhiking, Panhandling, Kidnapping/abduction, Stargazing and Daydreaming, Sand-burying, IKEA-shopping, Stalking, Cross-country and International road tripping, Exercising (full-blown training montage), Preaching, Police-avoiding, Gun waving, Swimming in the Florida Keys, Pooping in the woods, Serial dating, Fashion Designing, Propositioning, Proposing, Yoga, Home cleaning, Guardian angel-ing, Treadmill sprinting, Ice slipping, Cocoa sipping, Russian Lit Reading, Pregnancy Testing, Purse Snatching, End zone tackling, Maze-wandering, Beer-nursing, Street busking, Strip Clubbing, Swerving and screeching, Engineering, Binding and gagging, and a lot of falling in Love!

And yes, it all makes sense in the context of the story. You'll just have to wait and see how. And pledge some money. And share this post.

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