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I'm George Lucas: A Connor Ratliff Story

Special Event on May 17th with virtual Q&A after, featuring Ryan Jacobi (Director), Annamaria Sofillas (Producer), Connor Ratliff (Cast), and Patrick Cotnoir (Cast/Co-Producer) and moderated by Krystina Arielle (host of Star Wars: The High Republic Show). Exclusively at the Fleur Cinema and Cafe.

Five years into performing as renowned filmmaker George Lucas in the cult comedy show "The George Lucas Talk Show", comedian Connor Ratliff questions the need for its continuation and his own drive for fulfillment in show business.

Movie Info

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Rated: NR
Runtime: 1 hr 30 min
Cast: Connor Ratliff, Griffin Newman, Patrick Cotnoir
Genre: Documentary

Synopsis

For five years, comedian Connor Ratliff has performed as filmmaker George Lucas in his monthly UCB NY cult comedy show, "The George Lucas Talk Show". Co-hosted by actor Griffin Newman and featuring A-list guests booked by producer Patrick Cotnoir, the show allows Connor to both exalt and poke fun at the vast world of Lucas, including Star Wars. However, Connor begins to question if the show should continue due to its ongoing stress with little financial and career gain. By following the live performances and behind the scenes for one year, the mysteries of Connor's inner self are explored in this portrait of an artist, and his own feelings on his history, value, and legacy are revealed.

 

Ryan Jacobi (Director/Producer)

Ryan is a filmmaker and audio producer. He most recently produced and co-edited the feature-length documentary We Breathe Again for America ReFramed. He has worked for Sync Sound/Digital Cinema on projects ranging from NBC's 30 Rock to HBO's The Alzheimer's Project.

 

Annamaria Sofillas (Producer)

Annamaria Sofillas is currently the Head of Programming at Topic, the streaming service from First Look Media, and the lead producer of the documentary feature I'm "George Lucas": A Connor Ratliff Story. As a development/current executive, she was an integral part of building NBCUniversal’s comedy streaming service Seeso and Gimlet Media's scripted division. Annamaria was a creative lead on over 25 original long-form series and 30 stand-up specials, including GLAAD Award-nominated Take My Wife, BAFTA Award-nominated Flowers, HarmonQuest, Bajillion Dollar Properties, My Brother My Brother and Me, and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. Previously, she had stints at IFC, TV Guide Network, and Focus Features. Annamaria graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, is a member of the Television Academy, and is on the board of the HRTS Associates NY.

 

Connor Ratliff

Connor Ratliff is an actor/comedian and creator of the critically acclaimed podcast, Dead Eyes. In addition to recurring roles on The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Search Party, his credits include Orange Is The New Black, The Chris Gethard Show, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, The Blacklist and the feature films Don't Think Twice, Standing Up, Falling Down and the forthcoming Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game. For the past decade, he has performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, where he created The George Lucas Talk Show, the live stream version of which has been described as "The Internet's Coolest Talk Show" & "The Worst Podcast Ever Made." He currently performs in the weekly NYC improv show, RAAAATSCRAPS, alongside some of the finest improvisers in the world.

Patrick Cotnoir

Patrick Cotnoir is a talent booker and generally funny guy from New York. His past credits include talent booking for Marvel and The Chris Gethard Show. He cast the upcoming HBOMax Mo Willems animated kids show, Unlimited Squirrels. He currently handles guests for the George Lucas Talk Show, and the Exactly Right podcast network.