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Alex Karpovsky of 'Girls' Gets Double Feature Treatment at Film Society of Lincoln Center

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood February 7, 2013 at 2:26PM

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.
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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.
 

This article is related to: Alex Karpovsky, Red Flag, Rubberneck, Film Society at Lincoln Center, Girls


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.