Here’s a synopsis that’s more than a little on the nose:
BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Written and directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Biutiful, Babel, 21 Grams, and Amores Perros), Birdman stars Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.
Fox Searchlight has an incredible track record for finding independent films that dance on the edge between secret masterpieces and dark horse hits. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Grand Budapest, 12 Years A Slave, The Way Way Back, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and The Descendants are just a few of a couple hundred films you’ve seen or heard you should see thanks to Fox Searchlight.
Only 2 things really matter: 1) Michael Keaton and B) in a black comedy.
Opens October 17th.
Top Tip: a few lucky lookies snagged some guerilla footage of Keaton filming while in NYC a while back. A Google search might get you sneak peak of a street scene from the film.
While you’re here, here’s the first trailer for Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniel’s Dumb and Dumber To
And here’s another genre darling: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For