• Perry (left) and Carlen Altman star in The Color Wheel.

If you haven’t seen Alex Ross Perry’s The Color Wheel at Facets Multimedia, you have three more nights to catch it before it leaves Chicago. I think it’s the funniest movie in town: even after three viewings, I still laugh at lines like “Mom and Dad didn’t invite you because they thought you’d be a downer at the funeral.” The humor is fast, bitter, and often rooted in recognizable pain; if you get on its wavelength, it’s a scream. Perry cites the early novels of Philip Roth as an influence on the film’s comedy and narrative structure. In the lengthy conversation we had recently, he spoke about interpreting Roth and the challenges of self-producing a low-budget film. You can read the first part of our interview here; the second part follows the jump.