Y'know what movie we love here at Birth.Movies.Death.? Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan's Swiss Army Man. You know what else we like? New projects from either (or both!) of these filmmakers.
Back in January, Scheinert's The Death of Dick Long screened to largely positive reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and we've all spent the time since anxiously awaiting the release of the film (well, everyone except Evan; that lucky bastard was at Sundance).
The good news is, we won't be waiting much longer: Scheinert's "backwoods noir" will be along at the end of September. The better news is, today brings us the first very trailer and poster for the A24 film. Let's have a look...
For months now, people have been telling me that I, specifically, would find a lot to love about this movie. Now that I've seen the trailer, I think I see what they're getting at. A whole bunch of my individual itches are being scratched here (dimwits, the excessive consumption of alcohol, inconvenient dead bodies, fireworks), and the film itself looks handsomely shot. My understanding is that there isn't much to The Death of Dick Long, but that the experience of watching it is quite unique. That is more than enough for me, and it's especially more than enough given that it's coming from one of the dudes who directed Swiss Army Man. That one's an all-timer in this household.
Oh, before I forget - here's the poster:
Obviously, there's meant to be some mystery here about what exactly happened to the unfortunate Mr. Long, but my recommendation to you is to not go looking for spoilers (In the midst of trying to explain why they thought I'd be so entertained by this movie, someone casually revealed that information and I definitely would've rather found out in the moment; please learn from the crimes which have been committed against me).
The Death of Dick Long hits theaters on September 27th. Please plan accordingly.