“Sasquatch Sunset” Trailer Is a Stumper

Well that's certainly, uh, something.

Sasquatch Sunset, arguably the most unusual film to play at this year's Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, now has a trailer. But Bleecker Street, who acquired distribution rights before its premiere, isn't shying away from its oddness. Anyone who watches the trailer will know exactly what they're in for, unlike its first audiences.

Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Keough play the mother and father of a clan of Sasquatch, roaming the wilderness and trying to survive. They're in full makeup and won't be saying any dialogue. So expect lots of grunts, sexual or otherwise. The film hails from brothers Nathan and David Zellner, and marks their first film since the darkly comedic Damsel (no relation to the one we told you about earlier this week). Seeing that Ari Aster produced the film should come as no surprise, given how bizarre his films are.

Sasquatch Sunset will premiere in limited release on April 12, and expand after that. But it will be very surprising if general audiences flock to this one.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.