THE COLOR WHEEL
DVD | DIGITAL | VOD
Catalog No.: FTF-028 | 
In Theaters: MAY 2012 | Director: Alex Ross Perry | 
Length: 83 min
 | Year: 2012


 

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Synopsis

The Color Wheel is the story of JR (Carlen Altman), an increasingly transient aspiring news-anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother Colin (Alex Ross Perry) to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover’s apartment (Bob Byington).  Traveling through fog-shrouded highways of New England, uncomfortably running into old school-mates, revisiting shared familial history from which they have long since diverged, chaos and calamity are not far behind their beat up Honda Accord.  It can only be a matter of time before JR and Colin arrive at the strangest and most unsettling of resolutions and put to rest their decades of animosity, half-baked sibling rivalry and endless bickering, in his comedic symphony of disappointment and forgiveness.

Directed by ALEX ROSS PERRY
Written by ALEX ROSS PERRY and CARLEN ALTMAN
Cinematography by SEAN PRICE WILLIAMS
Composed by PRESTON SPURLOCK 

Starring: Alex Ross Perry, Carlen Altman, Bob Byington, Kate Lyn Sheil, Ry Russo-Young, Anna Bak-Kvapil, Craig Butta and C. Mason Wells 

Festivals: Locarno International Film Festival, Viennale International Film Festival, AFI Los Angeles Film Festival, BAMcinemaFest, Vancouver International Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Starz Denver Film Festival 



Press

"Sly, daring, genuinely original and at times perversely brilliant." 
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“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

 


In Theaters

May 18 - 24th, 2012
BAMcinematek
Brooklyn, NY
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May 25 - 31st, 2012
Denver Film Center
Denver, CO
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May 28th & 29th, 2012
Trylon Microcinema
Minneapolis, MN
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May 31st, 2012
Space Gallery
Portland, ME
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June 1 - 7th, 2012
The Roxie Theater
San Francisco, CA
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June 1 - 7th, 2012
Northwest Film Center
Portland, OR
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June 1 - 3rd, 2012
Webster Film Series
St. Louis Missouri
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June 3rd, 2012
Smith Rafael Film Center
San Rafael, CA
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June 14 - 20th, 2012
Art House Cinema 502
Ogden, UT
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June 22, 23, 24th, 2012
Guild Cinema
Albuquerque, NM
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July 6 - 12th, 2012
NW Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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July 20 & 21st, 2012
Wexner Center for the Arts
Columbus, OH
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July 21, 23 & 26th, 2012
The Charles Theater
Baltimore, MD
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Trailer

 


Theatrical Teaser