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Mike Birbiglia's new film, Don't Think Twice (2016), opens Aug. 19 at The Nightlight Cinema in downtown Akron.
Don't Think Twice follows a New York-based improv group called, appropriately, "The Commune" through a year in their lives. The Brooklyn theatre where they've been doing improv has been sold, and homelessness approaches. It's a very New York problem, as small black-box theaters disappear one by one, gleaming condos and Starbucks rising in their place, a situation that strands the non-Union theatre scene in a desert. The Commune casts around desperately for an affordable space, and along with that are the trials and tribulations of each group member. It sounds like Don't Think Twice is your run-of-the-mill, 20-something ensemble comedy, but it's not. Grounded in a very specific scene, it understands the world in which these characters operate, and what happens when a close group like that faces fracturing change.
For details, visit http://www.nightlightcinema.com/film/don't-think-twice/ online.