Listen Up Philip
DIRECTOR: ALEX ROSS PERRY
CAST: JASON SCHWARTZMAN, ELISABETH MOSS, JONATHAN PRYCE, KRYSTEN RITTER
On the eve of the publication of his second novel, Philip (Jason Schwartzman) has never been more miserable, and so jumps at the opportunity to retreat to the secluded summer home of seasoned writer Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce), an éminence grise clearly inspired by Philip Roth. A darkly comic study in the slowly-encroaching disease that is creative narcissism, including a lovely interlude in which Philip’s girlfriend, Ashley (Elisabeth Moss) discovers the pleasures of solitude.
Listen Up Philip is screening as part of the all-35mm Alex Ross Perry retrospective.