We cannot (and will not) contain our excitement. Director Rick Alverson’s critically acclaimed film, The Comedy, is now out on DVD! You can purchase a physical copy on Amazon or from other in-store retailers. Included on the DVD are special deleted scenes and audio commentary with Tim Heidecker and Rick Alverson. If streaming or downloading is more your style, watch it easily on Netflix, iTunes, or Amazon Instant Video.
Tuesday, the A.V. Club made The Comedy its new to DVD movie “Pick Of The Week,” calling the film “a spiritual successor to Mike Nichols’ The Graduate and Carnal Knowledge.” New Video also featured the film’s release, claiming that Rick Alverson’s “powerful and provocative character study touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.”
And just in case you need more reasons to watch…
“Tim Heidecker gives a compulsively fascinating performance.” – Variety
“By far one of the most wildly inappropriate and pitch black comedies I’ve ever seen in my life.” – Film Threat
“A powerful generational statement.” – Indiewire
“Transgressively brilliant…” – Village Voice
We are pleased to share the news that Hammer To Nail have awarded Rick Alverson with the Silver Nail award! It is handed out annually to the individual who delivers “the best cinematic one-two punch.” Alverson received the award for his films The Comedy and New Jerusalem, as well as the music video he directed for Jagjaguwar artist Sharon Van Etten! Hammer To Nail have also listed The Comedy at #1 in their Top 15 Films of 2012. Congratulations Rick!
Following the success of Rick Alverson’s critically acclaimed film, The Comedy, Factory 25 releases New Jerusalem, his movie about an Irish immigrant upon his return from military service in Afghanistan. New Jerusalem opens tonight at Williamsburg’s Videoology and runs until December 6. Tonight’s screening will be followed by a Q&A with star Colm O’Leary and Producer Courtney Bowles, while Alverson joins both O’Leary and Bowles for a Q&A after tomorrow’s screening. Watch a clip of New Jerusalem, starring Will Oldham, above.
In addition to the screenings in New York City, New Jerusalem will also play at Chicago’s Facets Multimedia from December 7 to December 13 and in San Francisco at Roxie Theater on December 21-27. You will find the film available digitally and as VOD on iTunes, Amazon, VuDu, Sony Playstation and Xbox.
The original soundtrack for “The Comedy” is available now exclusively through iTunes! It’s the perfect pairing, taking each listener through the “autumn of the American Era.” Gardens & Villa, Here We Go Magic, Bill Fay, GAYNGS and Donnie & Joe Emerson are just a few of the awesome artists featured on the soundtrack. You can check out the full track-list below and expect a vinyl release come November 13. Watch a clip from “The Comedy,” featuring an excerpt from William Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops, above. Read the rest of this entry »