DIRECTOR: ALEX ROSS PERRY
CAST: RILEY O'BRYAN, KATE LYN SHEIL, BRUNO MEYRICK JONES
Initiating an ongoing engagement with 20th century American literature, Perry’s ambitious, no-budget feature debut was inspired by Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow. Set in the immediate aftermath of World War II during the beginnings of rocket science program Operation Paperclip, Impolex follows an American soldier (Riley O’Bryan) whose hunt for German V-2 rockets leads him a series of surreal encounters which include a talking octopus, mystics, and Kate Lyn Sheil, making her feature debut as the ghost of an old love.
Impolex is screening as part of the all-35mm Alex Ross Perry retrospective.