Paul Schrader: Man in a Room

Alex Ross Perry, USA 2020, 33’
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A documentary commissioned by The Criterion Collection, in which Alex Ross Perry interviews the erudite, scandalous, cinephile and iconic filmmaker Paul Schrader. Perry asks his older colleague about the backstage of his films and does not shun questions about his controversial Internet activity.

Piotr Czerkawski

Alex Ross Perry

Born in 1984 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Alex Ross Perry is a film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is a graduate of the film faculty at New York University. After graduation, he worked for two years at a video rental company in the East Village, where he met many of his later collaborators, including cinematographer Sean Price Williams. In 2009, he directed Impolex, his full-length debut, inspired by Thomas Pynchon's iconic Gravity's Rainbow. His later films screened at the world's leading festivals, such as Sundance, Berlinale, and Locarno IFF. In addition to films, he also regularly directs music videos.

Selected filmography

2009 Impolex

2011 Paleta barw / The Color Wheel

2014 Do ciebie, Philipie / Listen Up Philip

2015 Królowa Ziemi / Queen of Earth

2017 Złote wyjście / Golden Exits

2018 Her Smell

2020 Paul Schrader: Man in a Room (short doc.)

Cast & Crew

director Alex Ross Perry
screenplay Alex Ross Perry
cinematography Ashley Connor, Adam Ginsberg, Sean Price Williams
editing Stephen Gurewitz
sound Vasilis Fotopoulos
cast Paul Schrader
producer Craig Butta
language English
coloration colour
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