Tribeca Film has released the first trailer and poster for Rick Alverson’s The Comedy, a film about aging hipsters and the film, which stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of ‘Tim And Eric, Awesome Show, Great Job!’.
The story centers on Swanson (Heidecker), a man who begins to test the limits of acceptable behavior just before he inherits his father’s estate.
The script was co-written by Alverson, Robert Donne and Colm O’Leary. This first premiered at this year’s Sundance.
The Comedy is scheduled to hit theaters in a limited release on November 9th, 2012, plus VOD on October 24th.
James Murphy, himself the gold standard for aging hipsters, appears in the film, too.
Check them both out below:
Here’s the synopsis:
On the cusp of inheriting his father’s estate, Swanson (Tim Heidecker, ‘Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!’) is a man with unlimited options. An aging hipster in Brooklyn, he spends his days in aimless recreation with like-minded friends (‘Tim & Eric’ co-star Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and comedian Gregg Turkington a.k.a.’Neil Hamburger’) in games of comic irreverence and mock sincerity. As Swanson grows restless of the safety a sheltered life offers him, he tests the limits of acceptable behavior, pushing the envelope in every way he can. Heidecker’s deadpan delivery cleverly masks a deep desire for connection and sense in the modern world. The Comedy wears its name on its sleeve, but director Rick Alverson’s powerful and provocative character study touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.