Westdale Screening of “Numb”
(and Q&A with writer/director Harris Goldberg)
Hudson Milbank is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who suddenly and strangely finds himself without any emotional feelings. He tries doctor after doctor and shrink after shrink, but nothing works. The Golf Channel, lesbian exercise classes and a dizzying variety of pills get him through the day, but don’t quite solve his problem. His writing partner tries everything to get him back to normal, but it’s not until Hudson meets Sara that he finds a real motivation to get better and to actually start feeling again. From the writer of Deuce Bigalow, comes Numb, a romantic comedy following an unusual man looking for strange love.
Hamilton-born Harris Goldberg (THTRFLM 1FT3 instructor) followed his brother Daniel to Los Angeles, where he sold his first screenplay within a week. The next week he was signed to The William Morris Agency, securing his first screenwriting job.
After favourable box office successes, Goldberg crossed over to television, writing and selling pilots. It was during this time he began suffering from an anxiety and stress reaction he calls the most hideous and frightening time of his life. After his recovery, Goldberg wrote a screenplay about the event. He called it Numb.
Matthew Perry attached himself to the project. Goldberg soon found himself directing his first feature with a cast that included Mary Steenburgen, Kevin Pollak and Lynn Collins. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, winning many festival awards.
Please join us at the Westdale Theatre on Wednesday, February 12 @ 7 pm
Stay after the film for a conversation with the filmmaker Harris Goldberg