Magazine article Screen International

Locarno Reveals First Titles

Magazine article Screen International

Locarno Reveals First Titles

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US features Listen Up Philip and Buzzard to play in competition at this year's Locarno Film Festival, which promises "a strong American independent cinema contingent".

The Locarno International Film Festival (Aug 6-16) has teased two titles from the line-up of its 67th edition.

Listen Up Philip, from US director Alex Ross Perry, will receive its international premiere at Locarno, as part of the International Competition line-up.

The dark comedy stars Jason Schwartzman as an anxious author dealing with crises in his creative and personal lives. The film, which debuted at Sundance and co-stars Jonathan Pryce and Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss, was acquired this week by Tribeca Film for US distribution.

Perry last competed at Locarno in 2011's Filmmakers Of The Present competition with The Color Wheel.

Buzzard, the sophomore feature of Joel Potrykus, will feature in the Filmmakers Of The Present competition, which includes first and second films. The feature follows a young man, played by Joshua Burge, who battles inner demons.

Potrykus won best new director at Locarno in 2012 for his film Ape, also starring Burge. …

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