“A TRIUMPH.” – David Denby, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“A STUNNING PIECE OF WORK.” – Julie Salamon, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Master storyteller Spalding Gray (Monster In A Box) brought his tour-de-force one-man show Swimming To Cambodia to the big screen, brilliantly directed by Academy Award®- winning director Jonathan Demme (Best Director, 1991: The Silence Of The Lambs) and featuring the music of Laurie Anderson.
Gray spent eight weeks in Southeast Asia playing the role of the Ambassador’s aide in the Academy Award®-winning* film, The Killing Fields. Inspired by his experiences there, Gray weaves a hilarious and hypnotic tale of the making of the film, from the “sixty-six takes” of his first scene to the jarring encounters with Thai marijuana, the history of Cambodia and the inhabitants of the Asian massage parlors and sex bars. It’s reality with a wry twist from a fascinating pioneer of experimental theatre.
- Interview With Director Jonathan Demme
Swimming To Cambodia
|Lewis M. Allen||Producer|