Doppelgänger Paul (Or A Film About How Much I Hate Myself)

Posted January 22, 2012 in
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Doppelgänger Paul (Or A Film About How Much I Hate Myself)
Slamdance Film Festival
Directors: Dylan Akio Smith, Kris Elgstrand


Dually directed by Dylan Akio Smith and Kris Elgstrand, Doppelgänger Paul follows the strange and unusual friendship between Karl (Tygh Runyan) and Paul (Brad Dryborough), both of whom are lonely and somewhat antisocial. When two other “Doppelgängers” show up with a massively edited version of Karl’s 20,000-page manuscript, Karl and Paul set off on a road trip to Portland to confront them. Along the way, Karl and Paul learn that they must first confront themselves. Runyan and Dryborough play out their roles impeccably, and their moments of squabbling make for extremely entertaining comedy. This film has some amazing music and covers a lot of beautiful terrain, including the empty polar bear enclosure from the deserted zoo at Vancouver’s Stanley Park, various scenic points between Vancouver and Portland, Powell’s Books and a motel called The Palms (Okay, maybe that last one isn't so beautiful). Doppelgänger Paul does end on a happy note, but after all the suffering Karl and Paul go through during the film, you at least feel that they’ve earned it. Grab your own Doppelgänger and go see this one together. –Johnny Logan

 

Official Site

Slamdance Film Guide

Trailer

 

Screenings:

Date: 1/21/12 Time: 10:00 AM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room

Date: 1/23/12 Time: 10:00 PM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room

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