Current & Upcoming Films
THE COLOR WHEEL
THE COLOR WHEEL
Starts Friday, June 1
FILMMAKERS IN PERSON! JR, an aspiring news-anchor, forces her disappointing younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover’s apartment. Problem is, these obnoxious grown up kids do not get along, and no one else in the world can stand them, either – not Colin’s neglectful girlfriend, not JR’s former friends, not the strangers they clash with at pretty much every step of their hopeless and increasingly infuriating voyage of frustration, failure and jerks. THE COLOR WHEEL is a comedic revelation – a remarkably sure, beautifully photographed, immaculately written and wickedly funny movie that stays with the viewer long after the credits have rolled. Dir: Alex Ross-Perry. Written By and Starring Carlen Altman and Alex Ross-Perry. 2011. 35mm. 84 mins. Nightly at 7:15pm & 9pm, plus Sat. + Sun., (3:15pm) & 5pm
"Sly, daring, genuinely original and at times perversely brilliant."
- A.O. Scott, the New York Times 5/18/12
“Director Alex Ross Perry gives a harsh, sarcastic twist to the intimate rivalry of siblings... [he] directs these uproarious rapid-fire flareups with exquisite comic timing and incisive comic framing.”
- Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“Hard to swallow but impossible to ignore, this nihilistic comedy may emerge as a cult touchstone. Sean Price Williams' grainy, monochrome 16mm camerawork imparts a bleak beauty to the unrelieved sameness of the siblings' odyssey and lends particular potency to the rug-pulling finale.”
- Ronnie Scheib, Variety
“The cinema of the future, I hope.”
– Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents At The Movies/mubi.com
“The Color Wheel has plenty of offbeat style [and] accessibility, being a sheer delight of sarcasm and uneasy wit.”
- Eric Kohn, IndieWire
“A New Yorker's movie in its purest form.”
- Stéphane Delorme, Cahiers du Cinema
"I don’t expect to see another film released this year that approaches the crux of the Human Condition Today as effectively...That a filmmaker of his experience (working quickly with a minuscule budget) is responsible suggests that American independent cinema’s young, repertory theater-frequenting contingent is on the verge of achieving something on par with their oft-acknowledged idols."
- Dan Sullivan, Film Comment
"It’s actually the most entertaining unpleasant film I’ve seen in years."
- David Edelstein, New York Magazine