First Trailer for Sci-Fi Drama Another Earth
04.22.11 by BJSprecher
The first trailer for co-writer and director Mike Cahill's (not to be confused with the Mike Cahill that directed King of California) new movie, Another Earth, is now online. Described by Cahill as "part sci-fi, part complex love romance, and 100% poetry meets science," the movie debuted to acclaim at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition division, with a reviewer for THR declaring it "science fiction at its best."
Here's the synopsis of the movie from its Sundance listing:
Rhoda Williams (co-writer Brit Marling), a bright young woman recently accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. John Burroughs (William Mapother), a brilliant composer, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession, and is about to have a second child with his loving wife. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes, and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined. Estranged from the world and the selves they once knew, the two outsiders begin an unlikely love affair, which reawakens them to life. But when one of them is presented with the opportunity to travel to the other Earth and embrace an alternative reality, which new life will they choose?
If you're intrigued by the synopsis and trailer, check out this brief interview with Cahill from Sundance in which he talks about the idea that inspired him to make the movie and how the project came to fruition.
Another Earth will be screened on May 1st at the Boston Independent Film Festival and get a limited theatrical release on July 20th.