Nick has settled into a safe existence in a small pocket of Brooklyn, where he currently toils on an archival project for his father-in-law. Soon, 20-something Naomi arrives from Australia to assist Nick for the semester. She has no acquaintances in the city beyond a loose family connection to Buddy, a music producer who lives in the same neighborhood. For the few months she spends around Nick, Buddy, and their families, Naomi's presence upsets the unpleasant balance holding these two households together.


Writer/director Alex Ross Perry (2014’ Listen Up Philip) returns to the festival, this time exploring the personal torment belying domesticated oblivion, with an ensemble cast embracing both the dramatic and darkly comedic faces of despair. As with his previous works, Golden Exits reunites Perry's regular collaborators: cinematographer Sean Price Williams, editor Robert Greene, and composer Keegan DeWitt.


Alex Ross Perry was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1984. He attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and worked at Kim’s Video in Manhattan. He made his first film Impolex, in 2009. His second film, The Color Wheel, was distributed theatrically in America and France in 2012 and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He lives in Brooklyn.



NaomiEmily Browning
NickAdam Horovitz
GwendolynMary-Louise Parker
SamLily Rabe
BuddyJason Schwartzman
AlyssaChloë Sevigny
JessAnaleigh Tipton
GregCraig Butta
PeterKeith Poulson
JakeJake Perlin
MikeJason Grisell
EthanEthan Spigland
KevinJay Giampietro


Written and Directed byAlex Ross Perry
Director of PhotographySean Price Williams
EditorRobert Greene
Original ScoreKeegan DeWitt
Production DesignersFletcher Chancey, Scott Kuzio
Costume DesignerAmanda Ford
Title DesignerTeddy Blanks, Chips
Sound MixersJim Morgan, Lion Thompson
Art DirectorPatrick Duncan
Co-ProducerCraig Butta
Produced byChristos V. Konstantakopoulos, Alex Ross Perry, Adam Piotrowicz, Katie Stern, Joshua Blum
Executive ProducersJoe Swanberg, Eddie Linker, Chris Webber, Peter Gilbert, Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman
Production CompaniesFaliro House Productions, Washington Square Films, Bow and Arrow Entertainment, Forager Film Company, W/G Media Group