Opening Night Screening w/ Jim Gaffigan


California Theatre, San Jose Tue, Aug 16, 2022 7:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):101
Premiere Status:None
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jim Gaffigan
Rhea Seehorn
Katelyn Nacon
Gabriel Rush
Amy Hargraeves
Michael Ian Black
Tony Shalhoub
Director:Colin West
Executive Producer:Gabrielle Nadig
Producer(s):Chad Simpson
Chadd Harbold
Dennis Masel
Screenwriter:Colin West
Cinematography:Ed Wu
Music By:Mark Hadley
Editor:Keara Burton



Cameron Edwin (Jim Gaffigan), the host of a failing children's science TV show called "Above & Beyond", has always had aspirations of being an astronaut. After a mysterious space-race era satellite coincidentally falls from space and lands in his backyard, his midlife crisis manifests in a plan to rebuild the machine into his dream rocket.

As his relationship with his wife (Rhea Seehorn) and daughter (Katelyn Nacon) start to strain, surreal events begin unfolding around him -- a doppelgänger moving into the house next door, a car falling from the sky, and an unusual teenage boy forging a friendship with him. He slowly starts to piece these events together to ultimately reveal that there's more to his life story than he once thought.

MAVERICK SPIRIT EVENT: After the screening, please join a dynamic conversation and Maverick Spirit Award presentation to the brilliant Jim Gaffigan. A Grammy and Emmy winning comedian, actor, writer, and producer who is widely loved and known for his distinctive voice in comedy. Always adventurous, and continually garnering more and more fans all the time, Gaffigan will join the Cinequest audience to discuss his starring role in LINOLEUM as well as various aspects of his art and career.

Cinequest’s highest honor, the Maverick Spirit Award, reflects the best of the worlds of innovation and artistry. Cinequest’s highest award has been received by J.J. Abrams, Tatiana Maslany, Nicolas Cage, Sir Ian McKellen, Rosario Dawson, Harrison Ford, Michael Keaton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Spike Lee, Elle Fanning, Gemma Arterton, and Neil Gaiman.