Name that film!
June 7, 2011 2:06 PM   Subscribe

What's the name of that upcoming retro-ish sci-fi movie?

This is driving me mad - a few months ago I saw a trailer (here or elsewhere, not sure) for a very very atmospheric, indie-looking sci-fi movie with a sort of chilly 80s aesthetic and a minimalist electro soundtrack (I think). I don't believe it was out yet at the time that I saw the trailer, but may have had a limited release via film festival circuit since then. This ringing any bells for anyone? I couldn't tell thing one about the plot from what I saw, but that's part of what intrigued me.
posted by FatherDagon to Media & Arts (21 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
What elements made you think it was sci-fi?
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 2:09 PM on June 7, 2011

Was it a teaser for the remake of Tron?
posted by BlahLaLa at 2:10 PM on June 7, 2011

Was it SUPER 8?
posted by Gucky at 2:11 PM on June 7, 2011

Erk, wrong trailer.
posted by Gucky at 2:12 PM on June 7, 2011

Response by poster: Definitely not Super 8 or Tron - as I recall the trailer was presented as an independent, lower-budget sort of deal. The aesthetics were very reminiscent of a sort of polished up variant of 80s sci fi things like Space 1999 or the like, oddly shaped doors and dry-ice fog and weird lighting. Very 'artsy' in presentation, the sci-fi seemed more like a mood than 'here is a shot of a space ship doing space things to an alien in space'. I don't believe there was any dialog in the trailer, but that might be mis-remembered.
posted by FatherDagon at 2:19 PM on June 7, 2011

Junk Love?
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 2:22 PM on June 7, 2011

posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:22 PM on June 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

Was just coming here to say it sounds like you maybe saw a reissue/reshowing of Moon, but EndsofInvention beat me to it.

Regardless, you should watch it, it's excellent.
posted by Happy Dave at 2:25 PM on June 7, 2011

posted by lewedswiver at 2:38 PM on June 7, 2011

Best answer: Beyond The Black Rainbow?
posted by BobbyVan at 2:42 PM on June 7, 2011 [4 favorites]

You might also try looking here to see if anything jogs your memory.
posted by lewedswiver at 2:43 PM on June 7, 2011

BobbyVan: "Beyond The Black Rainbow?"

It's got to be that, that's a dead ringer for the OP's description.
posted by Happy Dave at 2:47 PM on June 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

You mention the look of the trailer -- can you recall anything that occurred in the trailer? You didn't get a sense of the plot, but did anything happen at all? Do you recall a character? An action? A quote? Anything?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:32 PM on June 7, 2011

I think I know which trailer the OP is talking about. The protagonist is a girl/young woman, and I think their is a unique opportunity to leave the planet. Does that ring any bells?
posted by msali at 6:49 PM on June 7, 2011

Another Earth?
posted by so_gracefully at 6:51 PM on June 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yes! Another Earth!
posted by msali at 6:52 PM on June 7, 2011

(I very much doubt that's what the OP is looking for, but I knew it was the one you were thinking of, msali)
posted by so_gracefully at 6:54 PM on June 7, 2011

Chiming in to agree with BobbyVan, definitely Beyond the Black Rainbow. There is no way that movie can live up to the expectations set by the trailer.
posted by clockwork at 7:27 PM on June 7, 2011

Response by poster: Beyond the Black Rainbow! That's the one! Thanks... now I just need to figure out how to see it.
posted by FatherDagon at 11:06 PM on June 7, 2011

Response by poster: Altho I did see 'Moon', and it was great, and 'Love' looks pretty intriguing to boot.
posted by FatherDagon at 11:13 PM on June 7, 2011

You might also like World on a Wire.
posted by dobbs at 5:43 AM on June 8, 2011

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