It has been a busy week for speciality film trailers with six smaller upcoming releases dropping their full trailers online starting with one of the most well received trailer launches this year with the preview for Sundance entry “Madeline’s Madeline”.
Newcomer Helena Howard plays an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe when an ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art. Josephine Decker helms the film which opens August 10th.
Next comes “Our Idiot Brother” director Jesse Peretz’s new comedy “Juliet, Naked” which premiered at Sundance to pleasant reviews. Based on Nick Hornby’s novel, the story follows a couple in which the husband (Chris O’Dowd) has an obsession with an elusive rock star (Ethan Hawke) that is alienating the wife (Rose Byrne). When said rockstar visits the couple in person, things become chaotic. The film opens August 17th.
Then there’s Netflix’s “Father of the Year,” the streamer’s latest collaboration with Happy Madison and follows two college graduates who bet on which one’s father would beat the other’s up – trouble is the dads take it seriously. Nat Faxon and David Spade star in the film which hits July 20th.
The first trailer is out for “To the Night” which is about to premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Caleb Landry Jones stars as an artist suffering from severe PTSD after he watched a fire ravage his home as a child. He attempts to pick up the pieces of his life, particularly with his girlfriend and their son. Michael Haneke served as a creative consultant on the film which hasn’t set U.S. release as yet.
Next a new trailer is here for Jeremiah Zagar’s “We the Animals” which explores the lives of three young brothers, dealing with the world around them as they grow up, while also experiencing an uncertain home life with their father and mother. The film played at Tribeca and Sundance to rave reviews and opens in cinemas on August 17th.
Finally comes the new trailer for Mike Newell’s “The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society,” a romantic dramedy about a writer who forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay and more star in the film which hits Netflix on August 10th.