One of the monologues
written and performed by Spalding Gray
. The film
was released in 1992
starring Gray and directed by Nick Broomfield
(Kurt and Courtney
The story tells of Gray's obsession with writing a book (The Monster of
the story)- that is an autobiographical fiction that never seemed to end. In
the monologue he discusses his feelings regarding his mother and her suicide
- and the fact that he missed her funeral; his fears of AIDS; travels to
revolution in Central America; his escape to Moscow for The Russian Film
Festival, and a it ends with his stint as The Narrator in Thornton Wilder's
"Our Town" (which left me in tears, laughing).
This was, in my opinion, one of his best stories...well worth a look.
His other films of this type are: "Swimming to Cambodia