CATEGORIES Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sundance, Trailers and Clips, Trailers and Clips, Sundance Film Festival, Cinematical
The 2010 Sundance Film Festival begins tonight with a unique trio of programs. On one side of town you have James Franco's Howl premiering, on another you have the documentary Restrepo, and then on Main Street you have a short program that includes a 35-minute short about robot love directed by Spike Jonze called I'm Here. Funded by Absolut Vodka (who were or are going to use it in an upcoming marketing campaign), the short film stars up-and-comer Andrew Garfield (from the very solid and underrated Boy A) as a sort of do-it-yourself-looking robot who runs around and holds hands with what looks like a female mannequin.
Obviously there's more to it than that, but we won't find out for sure until I hit up the screening later tonight. In the meantime, a trailer for the short has premiered online (watch it after the jump), and it feels very in the style of Jonze's other films; its whimsical nature reminding me immediately of Where the Wild Things Are. Not positive what song that is in the trailer, though The Playlist notes that L.A. indie rockers Moonrats make an appearance as a fictional band named The Lost Trees.
Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.