THE BILL MURRAY STORIES: LIFE LESSONS LEARNED FROM A MYTHICAL MAN
Urban legend has it that Hollywood actor Bill Murray crashes karaoke sessions, drives taxis and photobombs engagement pictures. Now, director Tommy Avallone wants a Bill Murray story of his own.
You’ve probably heard the stories. The famously private star is spotted doing dishes at a house party, or serving drinks at a local bar. As if hunting Bigfoot, Avallone follows the trail of Murray’s alleged appearances – from Los Angeles, where Murray served ice creams from a street stall, to Austin, where he played tambourine at a house-party gig. The stories often finish with Murray slyly saying, "No one will ever believe you." But like Fox Mulder, Avallone wants to believe.
Spontaneous acts of kindness and joy lie at the heart of this wonderfully funny, intimate film. The Bill Murray Stories muses on the interconnection of pop culture and ordinary life, suggesting that what we truly love is the everyday humanity that’s erased by the cult of celebrity.
"If you’re available, life gets huge. You’re really living it." – Bill Murray