Aired Wednesday May 15, 11:00am - 1:00pmon AFN Movie

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Dark comedy / Comedy drama

Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is mounting an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life into his stagnant career. It's risky, but he hopes that his creative gamble will prove that he's a real artist and not just a washed-up movie star. As opening night approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor (Edward Norton) who is guaranteed to shake things up. Meanwhile, Riggan must deal with his girlfriend, daughter and ex-wife.

Cast and crew
  • Alejandro IñárrituDirector
  • Michael KeatonRiggan
  • Zach GalifianakisJake
  • Edward NortonMike
  • Andrea RiseboroughLaura
  • Amy RyanSylvia
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