Few upcoming projects excite me more than Spike Jonze‘s collaboration with Arcade Fire, Scenes from the Suburbs. Up to this point, we’ve written about the short film a great deal and now it’s almost here. It’ll be showing this coming Wednesday at South by Southwest Festival, and is said to be getting a DVD release this May.
Written by band members Win and Will Butler along with Jonze, the short is narrated by frontman Win, and he seems to have a cameo as a police officer 27 seconds in. The short apparently takes a sci-fi/b-movie approach, and the music video we got for it back in November gave hints of that. There’s some more of those hints here; note the presence of masked, armed soldiers and helicopters flying over the bombed landscape. I’m still not 100% certain what to expect from this (except greatness), but I know that I’m excited out of my mind.
You should really, really check this thing out, and you can do so below:
“I wish I could remember every little moment. But I can’t. Why do I only remember the moments that I do. I wonder what happens to the others.” A group of suburban youths. Back then, in the summer, so long ago. They couldn’t leave town because outside the country was at war and the military controlled life and all gateways. The teenagers wander aimlessly about town. Winter is a long way off. And love and longing and friendship still mean – everything.
What do you think of this trailer? Are you a fan of the band, and do you want to see this?
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