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The Color Wheel


The Color Wheel. Images courtesy of Cinema Conservancy

The Color Wheel
Alex Ross Perry, 2011


Alex Ross Perry, 2009

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, July 20, 2012 7 PM
Sat, July 21, 2012 7 PM

"[The Color Wheel is] the cinema of the future, I hope."—Ignatiy Vishnevetsky,

Voted the #1 Best Undistributed film of 2011 by both the Village Voice and indieWIRE critics' polls, The Color Wheel is finally getting a release outside of the film festival circuit. With its own uncomfortable take on comedy (somewhere between Philip Roth and late Jerry Lewis), The Color Wheel follows a brother and sister's hopelessly complicated relationship over the course of a transformative road trip during which their sibling rivalry simmers as they encounter past lovers, crushes, bullies, and classmates. (83 mins., 35mm)

This double feature also offers the rare opportunity to see a film print of Alex Ross Perry’s absurdist debut, Impolex. Sent to Germany months after the end of World War II to locate two unexploded German rockets, an American soldier gets lost in the woods and encounters a perplexing cast of characters from his past. The director describes the film as "an unjustifiable blend of the bare bones realism of John Ford’s WWII documentaries and the glorious stupidity of Abbot and Costello." (73 mins., 35mm)

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