FilmDistrict has released the first trailer for its upcoming indie comedy, Safety Not Guaranteed.
I’m honestly not even sure if this can truly be classified as sci-fi, but it looks like a really clever and honest film with real heart, and with a great tale to tell on a small budget.
Basically, a newspaper intern goes on assignment to discover the truth behind a man’s claims of time-travel, and along the way begins to fall for him - and perhaps even believes that he can actually do the impossible.
It’s not often that these quirky, low-budget feel-good flicks interest me, but this one looks pretty fun, if not moving. It may not be Primer, and it might not even be about time-travel when all is told, but it’s dropped onto my list of must-sees anyhow.
The official synopsis of the film is thus:
From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine – When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes hes solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you.
Safety Not Guaranteed, which stars Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson and Karan Soni, hits theaters June 8, 2012. The film turned a lot of heads at Sundance this year, so expect a wider release than some indie films, but you’ll still have to look it up at your local art theater.