Jagjaguwar’s first feature film release, The Builder, will have its New York debut on July 7, with a very special, free screening at Brooklyn’s Zebulon. The evening will also include a performance from songwriter Sharon Van Etten, who has contributed an original song to the film’s “foundtrack,” available digitally on the Jagjaguwar site. Listen to Van Etten’s stark, crushing “I Couldn’t Save You” HERE. The film’s director R. Alverson will also be in attendance.
To help announce the Zebulon screening, The Independent Film Channel recently ran pieces of a video interview with Alverson. These somewhat surreal interview clips find the director touching on the films of Cassavetes, rationality versus intuition, and his one and only visit to a psychiatrist. Alverson’s vision is one devoid of film gimmicks and set firmly on a celebration of humanity, be it unsettling or touching.