Alex Ross Perry Masteclass & Secret Screening

Alex Ross Perry: music videos

How to create characters who are so repulsive and unsympathetic that you can’t take your eyes off them? How to maintain your own, inimitable style in a sea full of sharks (read: the American film industry)? These and many other questions will be answered by our special guest, an outstanding director, screenwriter and producer, the hero of this year’s retrospective and one of the Indie Star Award winners – Alex Ross Perry. As part of the masterclass, we will also present a film surprise – exclusively for American Film Festival viewers.

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.

hosted by Piotr Czerkawski
masterclass: PL/EN
secret screening: EN (without Polish translation)

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