Indie Trailer Sunday: Elgin James' Teen Drama 'Little Birds' Trailer

April 8, 2012
Source: Apple

Little Birds Official Trailer

"What is this place?" "This is where we live." Today's trailer, delivered on Easter Sunday as a treat for those who want something a bit rebellious, is for an indie drama called Little Birds, that premiered at Sundance back in 2011. Apple recently released an official trailer, starring Juno Temple and Kay Panabaker as two teenage girls and their escapades as they run away to Los Angeles. The cast includes Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth, Neal McDonough and Kyle Gallner. It looks like a charming, rebellious, fun teen drama, but I remember the film getting some dismal reviews at the festival. Give the trailer a look below anyway!

Watch the official theatrical trailer for Elgin James' Little Birds, in high def from Apple:

Fifteen year-old Lily (Temple) and her best friend Alison (Panabaker) live on the shores of the Salton Sea among rundown trailers parks. Lily feels eternally claustrophobic and rebellious, living with her manic, single mother, clinging to hope for something more exciting than visits with her already washed up Aunt.

Little Birds is the feature debut of Elgin James, written and directed by the Boston-area musician-turned-filmmaker. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2011 after being developed at the Sundance Screenwriters lab. Millennium Entertainment is finally releasing Little Birds in limited theaters this summer, but no official release date has been set just yet. For more updates, visit their Facebook page.

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  • Straight into the porn industry. LA is death.
    • Guest
       Where did you get that from?I don't see it in the trailer.
      • I'm commenting on the real life version of this.
        • Guest
           Are you speaking from experience  or just spreading the negative stereotype about young people looking for their fortune in LA ?
          • Just making stuff up. It's the internet, who cares? Well. Actually I know a guy who met a photographer in LA, everyday they would go out shoplift champagne and pick a girl off the street at random, not a super good looking one, but a pretty girl, they would drive ahead in the street, then double back and take her photo and say they were a modelling agency looking for models, hand them a card and say if they wanted to do a 'test shoot' to come along and get photos taken. 9 times out of ten, they got the call and the girl turned up. Usually after drinking the champagne and getting photographed and feeling better about themselves the girls would end up fully naked, the person I knew wasn't the photographer, but he was making a book based on this experience, he said pretty much every girl that came through the door ended up sleeping with the photographer, but all of them took their clothes off. This is actually a fairly innocent LA story. I'm sure she could end up in McDonalds serving burgers, it was just a throwaway comment, maybe her dreams of something different might come true and she escapes her suburban boredom and becomes the lead singer in a Guns 'n' Roses cover band.
    • Trial206
       Get your head checked.
  • Growing up is a journey from within.
    Hmm. Methinks I have seen this before. At least thematically speaking. 




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