Bryn Mawr Film Institute

THE COLOR WHEEL and Q&A with filmmaker Alex Ross Perry at Bryn Mawr Film Institute

November 27, 2012

Bryn Mawr, PA—Bryn Mawr Film Institute will host a screening of the dark comedy The Color Wheel on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30 pm. Following the screening the filmmaker, Bryn Mawr native Alex Ross Perry, will lead a Q&A.

The Color Wheel is a black-and-white road-trip comedy following a brother and sister, Colin (Alex Ross Perry) and JR (Carlen Altman), as they drive cross-country to move JR out of her ex-boyfriend’s apartment. As offbeat as it is innovative, this unique indie film explores themes such as sibling rivalry and the uncertainty of youth in a fresh way. Perry and Altman, who also teamed up to co-write the script, create an unpredictable, funny, and sometimes uncomfortable narrative. New York Times movie reviewer A.O. Scott praised the film, despite its flaws, as “sly, daring, genuinely original and at times perversely brilliant.” The Color Wheel was hailed as the “Best Undistributed Film of the Year” by both Indiewire and the Village Voice. It also shared the prize for Best Narrative Feature Film at the 2011 Chicago Underground Film Festival.

Alex Ross Perry, born and raised in Bryn Mawr, graduated from New York University’s film school in 2006. The Color Wheel is Perry’s second feature film. His acclaimed first feature film, Imoplex, debuted in 2009 and won the award for Best Foreign Film and Best Foreign Actor at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival in Australia. Perry favors black-and-white cinematography and shooting on 16 mm film. He currently resides in Brooklyn. A self-proclaimed cinephile, he insists he watches a movie almost every day.

Tickets for Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s screening of The Color Wheel are $10 General Admission, $7 for seniors age 65 and over and students with I.D., and $5 for Bryn Mawr Film Institute members. Tickets can be purchased online at or and in person at the Box Office during operating hours.

About Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Bryn Mawr Film Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to restoring the historic Bryn Mawr Theater and transforming it into the region’s preeminent film entertainment and education center. Founded in 2002 by Main Line academic, business, and civic leaders, Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents a daily program of first-run and repertory art and independent films and provides a comprehensive film studies curriculum, including courses, workshops, discussions, guest lecturers, visual literacy programs, and student screening opportunities. To learn about upcoming events or find news about the theater’s restoration project, visit, or write to


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