C.O.G was in the Official Selection for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It is based on David Sedaris’ autobiographical short story originally featured in Naked. In an alternative choice to spend a summer working on a farm after life at Yale, this film looks like it’s going to be an entertaining number from Kyle Patrick Alvarez – writer and director of Easier With Practice, which was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, Best First Feature and Someone to Watch Awards.
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David has it all figured out. His plan, more a Steinbeckian dream, is to spend the summer working on an apple farm in Oregon with his best friend Jennifer. When she bails on him, David is left to get his hands dirty alone. Watched over by the old farm owner Hobbs, the first in a series of questionable mentors that he encounters. There’s Curly, the friendly forklift operator with a unique hobby, and Jon, the born-again rock hound who helps David in a time of need. The first ever film adaptation of David Sedaris’ work is the story of a prideful young man and what’s left of him after all he believes is chipped away at piece by piece.