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Golden Exits

Friday, April 07, 2017
9:15 p.m.
YBCA Theater

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Attractive young Australian exchange student Naomi (Emily Browning) finds herself trapped in a windowless office in Brooklyn doing tedious archival work with middle-aged Nick (Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz) in Alex Ross Perry’s latest exploration of contemporary urban neurosis and longing. Naomi’s mere presence arouses a variety of difficult feelings in a quartet of characters in this sharp dram'a. Both Nick and friend of a friend, Buddy (Jason Schwartzman), find themselves attracted to her, and their wives are instantly suspicious. But the unfolding story is about much more than thwarted desire, as Perry emphasizes insights and possibilities over actual dramatic events. Therapist Alyssa (Chloë Sevigny), Nick’s wife, projects a neediness that belies her profession, while her unpleasant sister Gwendolyn (Mary-Louise Parker) spits venom, most often at her personal assistant Sam (Lily Rabe). Perry’s easy pace gives his complex characters generous space in which to develop. With superb acting in every role, sharp dialogue, and keen psychological insights, Golden Exits is a pleasure to watch. Perry’s observant eye relates the messiness of relationships, showing human emotion as it often really is—awkward, uncertain, uncomfortable, and not fully comprehended. —Gustavus Kundahl

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Director and writer Alex Ross Perry’s passion for 16mm film is exhibited in his several feature films, which include The Color Wheel (2011), Listen Up Philip (2014), and Queen of Earth (2015). Listen Up Philip, which also starred Jason Schwartzman, won the Locarno International Film Festival Special Jury Award. His debut film, Impolex (2009), was completed on just a $15,000 budget.
Film Details
  • Country(ies): USA
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2016
  • Running time: 94
  • Director(s): Alex Ross Perry
  • Producer(s): Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Alex Ross Perry, Adam Piotrowicz, Katie Stern, Joshua Blum
  • Writer(s): Alex Ross Perry
  • Cinematographer(s): Sean Price Williams
  • Editor(s): Robert Greene
  • Music: Keegan DeWitt
  • With: Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Chloë Sevigny, Lily Rabe, Jason Schwartzman

Print Source:
Washington Square Films
301 Bowery, 2nd Floor
New York, NY