Hipsters: you have a reason to go to the movies this winter. “The Comedy” is set to hit theatres this November, but don’t let the title fool you, it isn’t a comedy at all.
The film stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (of Tim and Eric fame), but the main draw is LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy rounding out the cast. The film is essentially about the pair “aging ungracefully in Williamsburg.”
Here is the offical synopsis for the film:
“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”
While the trailer doesn’t give much away regarding the plot, what we do know is that all of the hippest musicians will appear in the flick. Including, but not limited to, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, and The Shin’s Richard Swift.
Of course, the film will also include a super-hip soundtrack.
The film goes on demand in October, and hits theatres November 9th.
The Comedy Official Soundtrack
Donnie & Joe Emerson – “Baby”
2) “Taxi Hip Hop”
3) Bill Fay – “Garden Song”
4) “Old Man Be Dead By Now”
5) Gardens & Villa – “Carrizo Plain”
6) Amanaz – “Khala My Friend”
7) “You Get A Lot of Assholes in Here”
8) William Basinski – “The Disintegration Loops” (1.1 Excerpt 1)
9) “I Need You”
10) Gayngs – “The Gaudy Side of Town” (Single Edit)
11) “You Are in the Demon’s House”
12) Here We Go Magic – “Over the Ocean”
13) Bill Fay – “Camille”
14) “Nick Nolte”
15) Gardens & Villa – “Chem Trails”
16) William Basinski – “The Disintegration Loop” (1.1 Excerpt 2)
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