A few weeks back, Meredith posted an exclusive teaser clip from James Ward Byrkit's Coherence, and that clip did a great job of showcasing the film's unsettling, ominous tone. Today, we've finally got a full-length trailer to share. Check it out up top before we move on.
Looks great, right? It is. Coherence is hands down one of the best sci-fi films I've seen in the past few years - the sort of puzzle-box movie that sticks with you long after the credits roll - and I suspect repeat viewings will only deepen my admiration for the film. In that way, Coherence is a little bit Primer. In another way, it's reminiscent of Todd Berger's underrated and underseen apocalypse dramedy, It's A Disaster.
But for the most part, Byrkit's created something refreshingly unique here, and I'm looking forward to more people seeing it, if only so we can start picking it apart without fear of spoiling one another. For now, let's just stick with the logline:
On the night of an astrological anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship drama,COHERENCE is a tightly focused, intimately shot film that quickly ratchets up with tension and mystery.
Coherence hits select theaters June 20th thanks to the good folks at Oscilloscope Laboratories (the indie distributor that earned my undying allegiance with Dear Zachary, Bellflower and Rare Exports). Keep this one on your radar, folks: you're going to want to be a part of the conversation that follows in the wake of its release.