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The Color Wheel

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(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: No Rating
  • Director: Alex Ross Perry   Cast: Carlen Altman, Bob Byington, Kate Lyn Sheil, Anna Bak-Kvapil, Ry Russo-Young
  • Running Time: 83 minutes
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Photo By Alex Ross Perry/Cinema Conservancy

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Genre

Comedy, Family, Romance

Distributor

Independent Pictures

Release Date

May 8, 2012

Release Notes

Limited

Review

Chosen both by IndieWire and The Village Voice as the best film of the year without a distributor, Alex Ross Perry’s The Color Wheel might also be the most unpleasant. It’s actually the most entertaining unpleasant film I’ve seen in years. Perry and his co-writer, Carlen Altman, play a semi-estranged brother and sister on a road trip in a trash-strewn car to move her stuff out of her lover-professor’s apartment. At rat-tat-tat speeds, they verbally flay each other before they’re undermined in turn by ex-boyfriends, crushes, and former schoolmates. Yet the vibe is ickily erotic.

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