He might be technically retired from what we consider regular fiction filmmaking, but since his TIFF premiered Her Smell back in 2018 Alex Ross Perry‘s output has been fruitful, plentiful and now we this hybrid we can say imaginative and not trapped by conformity. Announced late last year, the project as Perry called it will be a mix of items tossed into a blender. Putting together the members of Pavement, Zoe Lister-Jones, Michael Esper and Kathryn Gallagher, the behind the line crew folk include cinematography Robert Kolodny and editor Robert Greene. Perry first visited Park City for Listen Up Philip in 2014.
Gist: A docu-biopic of the band, Essem is an aspiring Stephen Malkmus-like musician in a small town, who meets and falls in love with a woman named Anne, boards a train for New York City with her, is tempted by fame and glory, has an affair with another aspiring musician named Loretta, and wonders if love is worth it.
Production Co./Producers: Craig Butta, Danny Gabai, Peter Klein, Robert Greene