There are three different teaser trailers, or maybe they’d be better described as anti-trailers, for Joe Swanberg’s “Nights and Weekends” up on the official site here — like the film, they’re without music, based instead around single conversations (“You kiss harder… than I recall”) cut through with other footage. Here‘s my review from the SXSW premiere; it opens October 10th.
For a trailer that’s very much A Trailer, see this one for “The Soloist,” director Joe Wright’s first excursion into the present day after “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement,” and extremely Oscar-baitey in a totally different way. Robert Downey Jr. plays a flaky L.A. Times columnist who finds a befriends a schizophrenic homeless man (Jamie Foxx) who’s happens to be a musical prodigy who once attended Juilliard. It’s not even “based on a true story,” it’s simple “a true story,” and its got a November 21 release date.
And here‘s a trailer for documentary “Whaledreamers,” a “Julian Lennon Production” that centers around an Aboriginal tribe. And also Pierce Brosnan? It features the first pullquote I’ve ever seen from someone’s personal Angelfire URL.
[Photo: “Nights and Weekends,” IFC Films, 2008]