JR is a jobless and newly single twenty-something woman with dreams of reporting the weather on the news. She shows up at her younger brother's house one day to seek his help collecting some old boxes from the house of her old professor-turned-lover's apartment, not wanting to confront him alone. Thus JR and Colin embark on a road trip through the fog-shrouded highways of New England, running into old schoolmates they would rather avoid and plunging into the vicissitudes of a family history they'd sooner forget.
Peppered with sanctimony, humor and outright hostility, The Color Wheel charts the course of two despicable siblings on an unlikely journey to forgiveness. Alex Ross Perry's second feature film premiered at Sarasota, Locarno, Vienna, BAMcinemaFest and Chicago Underground, where it won Best Narrative Feature Film. The Color Wheel was named best undistributed film of the year by the Indiewire and the Village Voice.