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New trailer for Brit Marling-starring ANOTHER EARTH

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
April 21st, 2011

Today might as well be declared "Sundance Redux Day" around these parts, as here is yet another new trailer for a Sundance film. This time, it's a fresh look at the Brit Marling-starring ANOTHER EARTH. Marling has already made news today, with word that Fox Searchlight picked up her other Sundance film, SOUND OF MY VOICE. Both ANOTHER EARTH and SOUND OF MY VOICE will be distributed by Fox Searchlight, marking a banner year for the talented multi-hyphenate (she also co-wrote and co-produced both of her Sundance films). I like Marling quite a bit, but I didn't like ANOTHER EARTH.

Like THE ART OF GETTING BY (aka HOMEWORK), ANOTHER EARTH was another Sundance flick that I just didn't jive with. Part of my issue with the film was that, though the "other Earth" aspect of the relationship-driven drama is consistently talked-up in the film's marketing, it plays a surprisingly small role in the film. I summed it up in my Sundance review: "ANOTHER EARTH, though ostensibly a very small relationship drama, suffers because of the insularity of its two main characters. The concept of 'another Earth' is interesting enough to warrant more attention paid to its effects on other people, not just Rhoda and John. The film I wanted to see was that one – a fuller approach that allowed the sci-fi elements to work as much more than a generally flimsy plot driver."

Check out the new trailer for ANOTHER EARTH over at Apple, and come back here with some of your thoughts.

This new trailer continues the tradition of severely playing up the sci-fi aspects of ANOTHER EARTH. Aspects of the film that are, unfortunately, not nearly as present in the final product. I still want to see the film I thought ANOTHER EARTH was going to be. This trailer only heightens that desire.

ANOTHER EARTH will open in limited release on July 22. If nothing else, check it out to get a taste of Marling's considerable talent.

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