The Weinstein Company has released a new clip and twelve high resolution photos from Butter, which is directed by Jim Field Smith (She’s Out of My League).
The film uses a butter sculpting competition at the Iowa State Fair as a very thinly veiled metaphor for the political crush that happens at the first-in-the-nation caucus every four years. Jennifer Garner is an aspiring dairy artist, the wife of an already-accomplished champion (in this sense, it’s also inspired by Hillary Clinton running in 2008) who gets her hopes for victory hijacked by a young, adopted black girl.
Additional cast include Ashley Greene, Olivia Wilde, Alicia Silverstone, Yara Shahidi, Ty Burrell, Hugh Jackman.
After its US and World premiere(s) at Telluride and Toronto in September this year, the film continues its festival run at a few more great places.
- FT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Oct 28, 2011
- SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL – Nov 1, 2011
- AFI FEST (LOS ANGELES) – Nov 6, 2011
- VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL – Nov 6, 2011
- NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL – Nov 10 & 12, 2011
- LONE STAR – Nov 12, 2011
- DENVER FILM FESTIVAL – Nov 13, 2011
- ST LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Nov 19, 2011
Still no release date for Butter.