Fiction

Listen Up Philip

Alex Ross Perry
USA 2014
108min
V'14

Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city New York by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject – himself.
“LISTEN UP PHILIP disinvites the sort of discussion of character and motive that all too often takes the movie screen for a transparent view of real people. The actors’ nuanced specificity is broken up into moments and glances that seem as elusive as memories. I can’t think of a recent movie that stages with as much joy and wonder the sense of living a life that becomes, directly or obliquely, in action or in idea, the stuff of art.” (Richard Brody)

In the presence of Perry Alex Ross.

Credits
  • Jason Schwartzman - Philip Lewis Friedman
  • Elisabeth Moss - Ashley Kane
  • Jonathan Pryce - Ike Zimmerman
  • Krysten Ritter - Melanie Zimmerman
  • Joséphine de la Baume - Yvette Dussard
  • Alex Ross Perry
  • Ryan M. Price
  • Sean Price Williams
  • Robert Greene
  • Keegan DeWitt
  • Scott Kuzio
  • Amanda Ford
Washington Square Films, Sailor Bear Productions

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