Tribeca Film and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are giving two films, “Rubberneck” and “Red Flag,” by writer-director-actor Alex Karpovsky a double feature run at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Like his frequent collaborator Lena Dunham (“Girls,” “Tiny Furniture”), Karpovsky stars himself his films.
Co-written by Karpovsky and Garth Donovan, “Rubberneck,” which debuted at Tribeca, is a psychological thriller about a research scientist (Karpovsky) whose love for a beautiful coworker turns into an uncontrollable obsession. Karpovsky wrote, directed, and stars as himself in “Red Flag,” which debuted at the LA Film Fest. It’s a black comedy about a newly-single indie filmmaker who hits the road to promote his latest movie to a series of half-empty theaters. (TOH interview with Karpovsky here; see both trailers below.)
Karpovsky’s signature jerkish charm was on full display in the latest “Girls” episode – “It’s a Shame About Ray” (our recap here). He also has a role, alongside fellow “Girls” boy Adam Driver, in the Coen brothers’ upcoming “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
The Karpovsky double feature screens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center starting February 22nd, with Karpovsky hosting an opening weekend Q&A. Tribeca Films will release both films on VOD in late February.