Posted on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Slashfilm is proud to exclusively debut the trailer for Bindlestiffs, the first film presented by Kevin Smith‘s Smodcast Pictures. The winner of the Audience Award at at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival, Blindlestiffs follows three high school virgins, fed up with life, who leave school and head to New York to act out The Catcher in the Rye.
The film hits VOD on June 19, but Smith and director Andrew Edison will be touring the film across the country in anticipation of that release. You can read all about that and watch the brand new trailer – featuring an intro from Smith himself – after the jump.
Here’s the brand new trailer for Bindlestiffs, presented by Smodcast Pictures.
I haven’t seen Blindlestiffs yet but watching that trailer should give hope to every filmmaker out there. The visuals make it very obvious this was made with little to no budget, by a bunch of friends passionate about a story and making people laugh. But they worked hard, got it done, got accepted into festivals, garnered great reviews and has now been adopted by an influential filmmaker and will get seen by a ton of people. It’s every young filmmaker’s dream.
The film will be touring starting next week, complete with Smith Q&A, and here are the dates. Buy tickets here.
- June 12th - New York City – Cinema 123
- June 13th - Philadelphia – Ritz East Theatre
- June 17th - San Antonio – Park North, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
- June 18th – Austin – South Lamar, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Here’s the plot description:
Three underage, virgin, prep-school misfits, suspended on a bogus graffiti charge, flee to the inner city in an attempt to live the plot of The Catcher in the Rye – a book they have neither read, much less understand. This motion picture graphically portrays their noble quest to surrender their virginities (as well as shed their sobriety and sanity) to the encountered gatekeepers of “real experience”: vagrants, prostitutes, and crack fiends. Hot on their tail is Charlie, a paranoid, deranged security guard, who, convinced that they plan to stage a school shooting, aims to shut them down and save his piece of America.
Oh, and as an added bonus, Twitchfilm premiered a clip from the movie, which you can watch here.
What do you think of the trailer?