Kevin had the opportunity to join a roundtable interview with the brilliant talent behind the upcoming “Me & Earl & The Dying Girl.”

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life.  He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.​ At first glance this film may look like another toss away teen pseudo-drama.  In reality, this is one of the very best films of 2015.  Poignant, hilarious, and deeply touching, it SHOULD NOT BE MISSED.  If you are still in doubt, listen to our interview.  Not only is this is Ref Kevin’s favorite movie of the year it’s also one of his favorite interview opportunities

Joining the interview was:

Thomas Mann20150518_083344 (star of the film; from Beautiful Creatures and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters )

Olivia Cooke
(star of the film; from A&E’s “Bates Motel” and Ouija )

RJ Cyler20150518_083339(star of the film)

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon20150518_081924(director; previous credits include 2nd unit director for Argo and Babel)

We discussed how the characters in the film each use art (in different forms) as an emotional outlet, and how much they identify with that on a personal level.  In addition, we verify that it IS Hugh Jackman in the short “cameo.”  This interview spanned the entire emotional spectrum, from laughter to tears.   You can listen to it below, download here, or subscribe via iTunes by clicking the button below.

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