Now showing Joel Potrykus' first feature worldwide, Ape.
Winner of Best Emerging Director at Locarno Film Festival
“A biting, sometimes droll look at the allure of humiliation, “Ape” appears simple, but its underlying machinery is joltingly clever (...) Joel Potrykus, proves a maestro of despair and discomfort.” - The New York Times
Trevor Newandyke is a struggling comedian. Not only does he bomb on stage, but he bombs in everyday life. To him, it's the little things that matter most. He's fed up with the threats from the cable company, 7-11 raising the price of the Slurpee, and all the jerks who think they can push him around. All he wants is a break, and for someone to get him. Not everyone, just someone. But instead of taking a breath and getting himself together or taking his anger to the stage, he turns to the loud din of his headphones and the crackling glow of fire to ease his mind. He's not only a lousy comic, but a pyromaniac, as well.
This is the first of a 5 film Retrospective on the American independent director. Get the Retrospective Film Pack to watch all 5 films with a discount of up to 40%!