16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019 Globe Cinema, Calgary

The Color Wheel

USA, 2011 : ALBERTA PREMIERE
Archives 2012
Sat, Apr 21 9:15 PM

description

The Color Wheel is the story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiring news anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professorturned-lover’s apartment. Problem is, these grown up kids do not get along, and are both too obnoxious to know better. Chaos and calamity are not far behind her beat up Honda Accord. Too bad that nobody else in the world can stand either of them. Certainly not Colin’s neglectful girlfriend, nor JR’s former high school friends, nor the strangers they clash with at pretty much every step of their hopeless and increasingly infuriating voyage of frustration and failure.


It can only be a matter of time before JR and Colin arrive at the strangest and most unsettling of resolutions and put to rest their decades of animosity, half-baked sibling rivalry and endless bickering. Resting uncomfortably somewhere between the solipsistic, unrepressed id of late Jerry Lewis, and the confrontational pseudosexual self-loathing of Philip Roth, The Color Wheel is a comedic symphony of disappointment and forgiveness.

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
AFI Fest 2011
RaindanceFilm Festival 2011
Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
Locarno International Film Festival 2011
Chicago Underground Film Festival 2011

screened with a short film

We Refuse to Be Cold

Canada, 2011, 735 min, Director: Alexander Carson

A poetic and lyrical portrait of a young couple spending a Montreal winter together.

details

Romance / Drama

83 Minutes

credits

Director:
Alex Ross Perry

Writers:
Alex Ross Perry & Carlen Altman

Producers:
Alex Ross Perry, Bob Byinton

Cast:
Kate Lyn Sheil, Ry Russo-Young,
Anna Bak-Kvapil, Craig Butta

Website:
www.colorwheelmovie.com

community

awards

Best Narrative Feature, Chicago Underground Film Festival 2011
Best Undistributed Film of 2011, Villiage Voice Critics Poll
Best Undistributed Film of 2011, IndieWire Critics Poll