Posted on Monday, June 27th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
Spike Jonze has finally released his 28-minute short film Scenes From the Suburbs online on Mubu. The short is a collaboration with members of the recent Grammy winners Arcade Fire — Bandleader Win Butler wrote the film with his brother William Butler, and the Amblin-esque story follows a group of suburban kids during a dystopian summer where “military control of their town makes the lazy days more aimless than ever.”
Scenes From the Suburbs stars unknowns (Sienna Blau, Sam Dillon, Zoe Graham, Zeke Jarmon, Paul Pluymen and Ashlin Williams) and was described as follows in the Berlin festival program:
“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.
Watch the film right now on Mubi.