“Listen Up Philip” at Nightlight Cinema


“Listen Up Philip” is on view October 31 – November 13, 2014 at the Nightlight Cinema. For showtimes visit their website.


In Alex Ross Perry’s acclaimed new comedy Listen Up Philip, Jason Schwartzman plays an author so utterly convinced of his own genius that he regularly upbraids the people in his life (including his patient-till-now girlfriend, Elisabeth Moss) for failing to meet his unreachable, unreasonable standards of living. If he ever let anyone get a word in edgewise, Philip would doubtlessly deserve a talking-to, and in this exclusive, delightfully illustrated new poster for the film (painted by Anna Bak-Kvapil and designed by Teddy Blanks of CHIPS, who also created all the book covers in the film), you can meet some of the characters who have a bone to pick with our prickly protagonist. Find out whether they can get through to Philip when the film comes out October 31, 2014 at Nightlight Cinema

Anger rages in Philip 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, and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip’s idol, Ike Zimmerman, offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject—himself. Following up his critically acclaimed The Color Wheel, Alex Ross Perry scripts a complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy filled with New Yorkers living their lives somewhere between individuality and isolation. Jason Schwartzman leads an impressive cast, including Elisabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter, and Jonathan Pryce, balancing Perry’s quick-witted dialogue and their characters’ painful, personal truths. With narration by Eric Bogosian, we switch perspectives as seasons and attitudes change, offering a literary look into the lives of these individuals and the triumph of reality over the human spirit.