The Death (and Life) of Carl Naardlinger


CineArts Santana Row Screen 6 Sat, Mar 4, 2017 10:30 AM
Hammer Theatre SJ Thu, Mar 9, 2017 9:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2016
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Premiere Status:United States
Production Country:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Katherine Schlemmer
Executive Producer:Marc Almon
Producer:Carl Laudan
Matt Baram
Mark Forward
Grace Lynn Kung
Eddy Lecky
Screenwriter:Katherine Schlemmer
Music:Jairus Khan
Cinematographer:David Dunville
Editor:Carl Laudan
Cast:Matt Baram
Grace Lynn Kung
Mark Forward


Is my life a series of random events, or has it all been predetermined by fate?

Who is Carl Naardlinger? Well first of all, he’s a mild mannered IT specialist, and a husband—who finds himself confronted in what can only be called a double-doppelganger situation. When officials come knocking on his door looking for a missing person with his same, unusual name, one has to wonder: what are the odds with a name like Naardlinger? Affected so deeply by this man’s disappearance, Carl goes looking for him. But, instead of finding him, he finds the missing man's identical twin brother. Meanwhile Carl's wife Pam is unnerved when she wishes the neighbor dead, and that is exactly what happens. What is going on? Can there be some higher power that is pulling on strings to spite the Naardlingers? Beautifully crafted, The Death (and Life) of Carl Naardlinger is a humorous, uplifting comedy about the meaning of life, coincidence, and fate.