Art Imitates Life

So there was Alex Karpovsky, a star of the HBO hit “Girls,” talking to the Emelin Film Club about his production, “Red Flag.” The film about a filmmaker touring his movie around to film clubs is based on Karpovsky’s own experience – sort of art imitating life imitating art. A thoughtful speaker who studied visual ethnography at Oxford, Karpovsky has fashioned an equally thoughtful Woody Allen-esque movie that draws on parallels with the animal kingdom to consider whether human beings can change – or whether we’re doomed to make the same mistakes over and over again, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

“Red Flag,” along with Karpovsky’s other short, “Rubberneck,” opens Feb. 22 at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

The Emelin Film Club at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck is hosted and curated by longtime movie critic Marshall Fine. For more, call (914) 698-0098 or visit And read up about Marshall’s experience at the Dubai Film Festival in WAG’s March “Gimme Shelter” issue.

– Georgette Gouveia

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