Andrew Garfield is an award-winning talent of stage, TV and screen – earning honors from the British Academy, the Tonys, the Critics Choice, and the Golden Globes. His versatility ranges from comic book superheroes (The Amazing Spider-Man) to TV evangelists (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), to war heroes (Hacksaw Ridge), to writers haunted by their ideas (tick, tick…BOOM!).
Today, on Meet me at the Movies: Open Dialogue, Andrew chats with Noel T. Manning II about his introspective journey of understanding himself, by connecting with the talent and mind of Jonathan Larson, his character in the Netflix release – tick, tick…BOOM!.
If you prefer an audio edition, you can listen to this interview here.
Clips are used by permission for review, education and parody purposes. Meet me at the Movies airs weekly on C19 TV and WGWG.org. Noel is a registered entertainment journalist.
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. The film follows Jon (Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?
In select theaters November 12th, 2021.
Available for streaming on Netflix November 19th, 2021.
Noel T. Manning is a member of the CCA, SEFCA and the NCFCA and is also the host of the television program and radio show Meet Me at the Movies. He’s the founder of the Real to Reel Film Fest and is an adjunct professor of film studies. When he’s not embracing mainstream, indie, international, documentary or art films, he’s digging into the world of cinema by chatting with principle individuals involved in various aspects of the filmmaking industry.
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