Nights and Weekends: best trailer I’ve seen in ages

The filmakers’ previous film was Hannah Takes the Stairs, which I haven’t seen.  Before this morning the names Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig meant nothing to me.  I’ve just seen, though, the trailer to their new film, Nights and Weekends.

Now I’m no stranger to trailers.  Like everyone else, I’ve watched a few in my time.  I’ve cut a few as an editor.  And all I can say is, I wish, wish, wish there were more like this.

This is almost a short film.  I think Swanberg and Gerwig could submit it as such and win awards.  We’re used to hoping the film’s as good as the trailer makes out, but with this I’m hoping the film is as good as the trailer itself.

P.S. the official site at IFC has a different and far more conventional trailer (although it’s not “In a world…” conventional).  If this is the one I’d seen, I would be far less keen to see the film.  Just sayin’.

By Kenny Park

Kenny Park, pro video editor in Avid and Final Cut for over a decade.

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