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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 »


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