IU CINEMA: Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Alex Ross Perry

  • February 16, 2018
  • Indiana University Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

This Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker program will be in the form of an extended, on-stage interview.

Cahiers du Cinéma critic Stéphane Delorme wrote that filmmaker, actor, and writer Alex Ross Perry’s films “remind us of a New York independent cinema that we loved [...] and that seemed to no longer exist.” Recalling cinema of the past but always reaching for new possibilities of the art form, Perry’s work belies emulation through experimentation and a sense of ‘working through’ psychological fears, anxieties of self and interpersonal relationships, while being relentlessly honest in considering the follies of humanity, big or small. Cynical, quick-witted, boastfully funny, attentive to the machinations of cinema, self-propelled, and willing to risk it all to get closer to some form of truth, Perry’s oeuvre stands outside the typical indie-fare and is among the most exciting work in American 21st-century narrative filmmaking.

The Brooklyn-based independent filmmaker has been working since his directorial debut in 2009, completing five feature films, acting in numerous independent projects, and writing scripts for others, including the upcoming live-action Disney adaptation of A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh. He is an alumnus of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he teaches directing in the graduate film program, and worked at the legendary Kim’s Video in Manhattan.

IU CINEMA: Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Alex Ross Perry