The New Yorker presents a special screening of “Sympathy for Delicious,” about a recently paralyzed d.j. struggling to adjust to his new life. After the screening, Rebecca Mead will talk with the film’s creative team and co-stars, Mark Ruffalo and Christopher Thornton.
Mark Ruffalo has starred in such films as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Zodiac,” “Shutter Island,” “The Kids Are All Right,” and “You Can Count on Me,” for which he won the Montréal World Film Festival’s Best Actor prize. In 2006, he appeared in the Broadway revival of “Awake and Sing.” “Sympathy for Delicious,” his directorial début, had its world première at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize.
Christopher Thornton wrote and stars in “Sympathy for Delicious.” His acting credits include the film “Valhalla” and the TV series “Alias” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” In 1992, he fractured two vertebrae in a rock-climbing accident and was paralyzed from the waist down. Six months later, he appeared with Mark Ruffalo in a Los Angeles production of “Waiting for Godot,” for which he won a Drama-Logue Award.
Rebecca Mead has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1997. She is the author of “One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding.”