Tribeca Film will release two upcoming features from writer/director/actor Alex Karpovsky (“Girls”) – Red Flag and Rubberneck – in a unique double feature theatrical run at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York, starting on February 22, 2013.
Rubberneck described as “a slow-burn character study-turned-psychosexual thriller” had its world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Co-written by Karpovsky and Garth Donovan, the film “is a chillingly believable story of workplace romance gone wrong.” Months after a weekend fling, Boston research scientist Paul (Karpovsky) continues to lust after his beautiful coworker Danielle (Jamie Ray Newman), nurturing his fantasies with the occasional polite exchange at work. But once she starts dating another scientist at their lab, his infatuation quickly turns into obsession – and he finds himself unable to control his desires.
Red Flag world-premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, went on to win multiple awards at other festivals, and was recently nominated for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You at the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Red Flag is described as “a laugh-out-loud road trip comedy, starring writer/director Alex Karpovsky (“Girls,” Tiny Furniture) as Alex Karpovsky, a newly-single indie filmmaker who hits the road with an old friend (Onur Tukel) to promote one of his films. As the pair travels from one half-empty theater to the next, pursued by an adoring fan (Jennifer Prediger) who drives them into an exceptionally uncomfortable love triangle, Alex-as-Alex is forced to suffer an endless series of humiliations, each one more absurd than the last.”
Karpovsky is one of the stars of the smash HBO series Girls and has appeared in films such as Tiny Furniture, Sleepwalk With Me, and Beeswax; in early 2013, he will be seen in the Coen Brothers’ new feature Inside Llewyn Davis, as well as Supporting Characters (a January 2013 Tribeca Film release). As a writer-director, his prior films include Woodpecker and The Hole Story.