Glenn Close and Sam Waterston talk Anesthesia at the Tribeca Film Festival

A "deeply New York film" makes its New York debut

From the LifeMinute Team

April 27, 2015

Glenn Close, Sam Waterston and Gretchen Mol were among the stars of Anesthesia celebrating its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film, from Writer-Director Tim Blake Nelson, tells a story about the intersection of multiple lives following a brutal mugging.

"I'm playing a professor of philosophy at Columbia who's married to Glenn Close," says Sam Waterston, "Which is in itself a great victory."

Glenn Close explains what drew her to the film, "I am a New Yorker. I've lived in New York since '74. It's a deeply New York film. I'm in it because I was very moved by the script."

For Gretchen Mol, it was the storytelling style that appealed to her. "For me, it felt like one of those old movies. I fell in love with like the Robert Altman Short Cuts or something, where you're getting all these interesting characters, intertwining stories, and then in the end, it all kind of comes together and reveals something very poignant."

"The movie was conceived in New York, made in New York, and now it's being presented in New York," adds Waterston, "It seems perfect."

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