Following on the successful run at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and rave reviews that followed, Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip. The acclaimed dark comedy stars Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter, Joséphine de La Baume, Dree Hemingway, and Jess Weixler.
Written and directed by Perry, the film is a complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy. Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject — himself.
Check out the teaser trailer that dropped a few days ahead of the Sundance Film Festival in January below…
“Life isn’t full of easy answers or situations where things are wrapped up in a neat little package, and I set out to make a film that reflects this. That scared some people. Tribeca Film has proven themselves fearless by partnering with us for the release of Listen Up Philip. In this day and age, distribution for independent films is a real broken system, probably worse than it has ever been. So it is incredibly exciting to be working with people who actually care not only about ‘movies’ and ‘stories’ but about honest to god Cinema, I mean serious Cinema that leaves audiences heavier. They’ve put their support behind me and this film and they believe in it in a way that I hope will allow Listen Up Philip to be seen by as many people as possible.” said Alex Ross Perry.
Alex Ross Perry’s acclaimed dark comedy will be released theatrically beginning October 17, 2014, with video-on-demand platforms following on October 21, 2014.