A lot of people have Bill Murray stories.
About the time he showed up at a friend’s house party. Or danced at an indie rock show. Or was spotted bartending at a basement bar. Or joined a neighborhood kickball game. Or snuck up behind someone, put his hands over their eyes, and said “no one would believe you if you told them.”
Murray’s been a huge movie star for more than 30 years, but in recent years he’s become a legend for an entirely different reason: His tendency to show up, in real life, in places where you’d least expect him. He’s even been known to pop up in Philadelphia, such as the time in 2015 when he was spotted at Oscar’s Tavern.
Tommy Avallone began hearing the stories around 2010; he thinks his friend, the local professional wrestler Brian “The Blue Meanie” Heffron, was the first to tell him one. Now, the filmmaker and Haddon Heights, N.J., native has made a feature-length documentary called “The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man.“
Avallone’s film will have