Long time, no update! I got a little distracted and forgot all about the site/blog, and was just updating the Facebook and Twitter pages. Oops.
Our next screening is less than a week away though, and it's going to be a great one! We're pleased as heck to present the Toronto Premiere of Alex Ross Perry's self-described "Hate Filled Comedy", THE COLOR WHEEL. Probably the funniest film we've screened so far, THE COLOR WHEEL is about a weekend trip between bickering brother and sister, Colin and JR, to move JR out of her professor and ex-lover's apartment. Of course, along the way, things get a bit strained and chaotic.
As always, Refocus screenings are free in exchange for attendees doing their part to spread the word about the films and the series before and afterward. Blog, talk, sing, dance... Whatever! Just spread the good word.
Wednesday, October 12th
at Double Double Land in Kensington Market
209 Augusta Ave (down the lane)
THE COLOR WHEEL
Alex Ross Perry | 83 min | 2011 | USA
Starring Carlen Altman, Alex Ross Perry, Bob Byington, Kate Lyn Sheil, Anna Bak-Kvapil, and Ry Russo-Young.
Written by Carlen Altman & Alex Ross Perry
Photographed by Sean Price Williams (FROWNLAND, YEAST, and BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOKYO)
Official selection: Sarasota Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, BAMcinemaFEST, Vancouver International Film Festival
"(THE COLOR WHEEL) is a small-scale symphony of petty squabbles and verbal sideswipes." - Jason Anderson, The Toronto Star
"In this new comedy, the director Alex Ross Perry gives a harsh, sarcastic twist to the intimate rivalry of siblings. He co-stars as Colin, a diffident aspiring writer whose older sister, J.R. (Carlen Altman), a proud and caustic aspiring actress, has dropped out of college after ending a relationship with “one of the top broadcast-journalism professors in the entire state.” She recruits Colin to join her on a road trip to her ex’s house to get her belongings. The siblings’ antic humiliations begin at a Christian-themed motel, where they must pretend to be a married couple, and continue through a series of chance encounters, including one with their former high-school friends (Kate Lyn Sheil and Anna Bak-Kvapil). Along the way, they pummel each other verbally with their constant squabbling and dredge up several decades of pent-up grudges. Perry directs these uproarious rapid-fire flareups with exquisite comic timing and incisive comic framing (the black-and-white cinematography is by Sean Price Williams); he and Altman go at each other with claws bared, revealing the terrifying vulnerability of a pair of wounded souls who know each other’s wounds all too well." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker