After getting one of the best arcs on the new season of Arrested Development, as well as getting (spoilers) impaled early on in This is the End, Michael Cera is returning to the world of independent films this summer with a double dose of Sundance projects. We recently got the trailer for director Sebastián Silva and Cera’s Magic Magic, a psychological thriller set in Chile and now the other shoe has dropped with a look at their Crystal Fairy.
In an interesting turn of events, this project was made mostly off the cuff while financing was coming together for the aforementioned Magic Magic, yet Fairy is the one getting a theatrical release, while the other is heading straight to Blu-ray/DVD later this summer. Anyways, this one sees Cera as an American in Chile who embarks on quite a drug trip and it looks abstract and entertaining. As a bonus, we’ve also got the next directing work from Cera, a four-minute short film titled Failure and also featuring Aubrey Plaza. Check out both the trailer and short below.
On a trip through Chile a boorish American expat named Jamie (Michael Cera) and three Chilean brothers plan to set off in search of the prized San Pedro cactus and its promise of beachy hallucinations. But in the previous night’s drunken stupor Jamie invites a free-spirited fellow American (Gaby Hoffmann), whose devil-may-care worldview gives them more of an adventure than any of them had bargained for.
Crystal Fairy opens on July 12th.
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