Each week a new filmmaker visits to screen and discuss his or her most recent film as part of the spring 2016 course “World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers,” taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez.

In Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip, a writer on the brink of publishing his second novel is given the chance to live for a time at his literary idol’s summer home. Richard Brody of The New Yorker said of the film, “I can’t think of a recent movie that stages with as much joy and wonder the sense of living a life that becomes, directly or obliquely, in action or in idea, the stuff of art.”

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Free and open to the public.


04 | Class introduction; Jessica Bardsley — Collected Short Films
11 | Alex Ross Perry — Listen Up Philip
18 | Matías Piñeiro — Princess of France
25 | Josephine Decker — Thou Wast Mild and Lovely


03 | Guy Maddin — The Forbidden Room
10 | Nicolás Pereda — Minotaur & The Palace
24 | Joanna Arnow — Bad at Dancing and I Hate Myself 🙂
31 | Khalik Allah — Field Niggas


07 | Roger Ross Williams — Life, Animated
14 | Hassen Ferhani — Roundabout in My Head
21 | TBA
28 | Deborah Stratman — The Illinois Parables

Presented By

  • Program in Visual Arts