Before meeting Kyle Patrick Alvarez, David Sedaris had rejected every movie proposal that came his way. But after viewing the director's first feature, Easier With Practice, Sedaris gave Alvarez his blessing to adapt C.O.G., a short story first published in the 1997 collection of essays, Naked, which recounts Sedaris' post-college journey to experience the "real world" by working on an Oregon apple farm. The movie, starring Jonathan Groff [Glee], premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, playing to an eager crowd that included Sedaris himself. Read our interview with Alvarez about how he convinced Sedaris to let him tell the tale, what it was like working in Oregon, and how he thwarted the conventional Hollywood structure.
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