Listen Up Philip

Class Film is a New York Times critics' pick

Listen Up Philip, a narrative project in the October 2013 six-week class, opens in theaters this week… and it just got a glowing review from New York Times critic Manohla Dargis!

“Listen Up Philip” is itself exhilarating because, for all its brutal comedy, it’s a serious work about the struggle to follow your muse and be fully alive in a world shared with other people… Nothing speaks better to this than the astonishing coda to a late, bitter fight in which Mr. Perry and Ms. Moss together create — with a lingering close-up and eddies of triumph, despair, elation and regret — a masterwork about what it is to live for love and not just the self.

The film, directed by Alex Ross Perry and starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss, was also featured in another recent New York Times article about Philip Roth's influence on filmmakers. Read more here.



The New York Film Festival starts this week and two Edit Center class projects are showing!

Listen Up Philip, directed by Alex Ross Perry and starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss, was the narrative project in the November 2013 six-week class. Alum Betsy Kagen was the film's associate editor.

And Stray Dog, a documentary directed by Debra Granik (Winter's Bone), was a project in the September 2012 class. It was edited and co-produced by alum Victoria Stewart.

Two Class Films Premiere at Sundance

Desiree Akhavan's Appropriate Behavior and Alex Ross Perry's Listen Up Philipboth 2013 Edit Center class films—had their world premieres at Sundance this week in the NEXT competition. A follow up to the hit web series "The Slope," Appropriate Behavior is Akhavan's feature film debut. Listen Up Philip stars Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, and Krysten Ritter. 

Narrative Film Announced for November/December 2013 Class

The narrative for the upcoming November 11 - December 20, 2013 class will be Listen Up, Philip, starring Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore, "Bored to Death"), Elizabeth Moss ("Mad Men," "Top of the Lake") and Krysten Ritter ("Breaking Bad," "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23"), written and directed by Alex Ross Perry (The Color Wheel) and produced by Sailor Bear (Ain't Them Bodies Saints). The film, wrapping later this month, is shot on Super 16 mm. More information about the film can be found on Indiewire and Film School Rejects. To sign up for the class, visit our registration page