Finally, a trailer you don’t have to be afraid of.
It’s hard to get any tangible ideas about Woodshock from this tease, mixing as it does paranoia, regret, longing, and general unease into a bewildering milieu. Sure, there will be trees and drugs and I assume something shocking, but how these things fit together and what will happen from there remains a mystery.
The project has long been a hush-hush affair, being picked up for distribution by A24 in 2015 before production even began. At that point, the film had already secured its high-profile players: star Kirsten Dunst and the writing and directing team of sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy.
As founders of the fashion line Rodarte, the sisters probably seemed like the next Tom Ford. He had jumped from designer to writer and director with A Single Man and was disappointingly in the midst of his seven year delay between films when the Mulleavys appeared on the scene. Ford’s surprisingly successful turn as a filmmaker likely whet the appetite of producers and distributors willing to giving cross-medium artists a chance.
The Mulleavys certainly have their hands in many buckets, but like Ford, all of their work seems to be of meticulous quality. They build Rodarte from scratch, after all, and Woodshock promises to be a complex film. It’s hard enough to unpack its trailer. Hopefully that’s an accurate taste of the final product.
Woodshock is directed by Kate and Laura Mulleavy. It will be released in the U.S. on September 15th, 2017. Further release dates are not currently known.
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