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Jagjaguwar film release “The Builder,” interview with director R. Alverson.

Jagjaguwar film release "The Builder," interview with director R. Alverson. (photo)

Songwriters directing films, record labels releasing them, shit's topsy-turvy. But Spokane singer/songwriter turned director R. Alverson's first feature film is a serious and contemplative work, billed as "an American existential portrait that explores the gulf between the idea of a thing and the thing itself." Of course it has a great soundtrack too featuring music by Bon Iver, Gregor Samsa, Pan American, Robert Donne and Spokane. [Colm O'Leary in R.Alverson's "The Builder."] The film releases July 27th, but first I have a bit interview footage with Alverson, who views John Cassavetes' "A Woman Under the Influence" as a horror film. I find this conversation particularly amusing. You have to hear him talk about his Ben Kingsley style therapist. It doesn't get much better than black stallions and Native American princesses. As a companion to the film, Jagjaguwar has been releasing a collection of songs by various artists called Music For...

Songwriters directing films, record labels releasing them, shit’s topsy-turvy. But Spokane singer/songwriter turned director R. Alverson’s first feature film is a serious and contemplative work, billed as “an American existential portrait that explores the gulf between the idea of a thing and the thing itself.” Of course it has a great soundtrack too featuring music by Bon Iver, Gregor Samsa, Pan American, Robert Donne and Spokane.

[Colm O'Leary in R.Alverson's "The Builder."]

The film releases July 27th, but first I have a bit interview footage with Alverson, who views John Cassavetes’ “A Woman Under the Influence” as a horror film. I find this conversation particularly amusing. You have to hear him talk about his Ben Kingsley style therapist. It doesn’t get much better than black stallions and Native American princesses.

As a companion to the film, Jagjaguwar has been releasing a collection of songs by various artists called Music For The Builder – songs that the film inspired. Here’s one by the ridiculously gorgeous, Sharon Van Etten.


Download: Sharon Van Etten – “I Couldn’t Save You”

Trailer: “The Builder”

Hey, head to Zebulon in Brooklyn for a special screening on July 7th. Sharon Van Etten performs too! Free!

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