Watch: James Franco, Mila Kunis & Zach Braff in 'Tar' Omnibus Trailer

November 11, 2013


Earlier this year we featured a trailer for the Australian omnibus The Turning, and now another collection of short stories is coming to the big screen, but this one hails from the United States. Using poet and author C.K. Williams as inspiration, James Franco rounded up twelve students from New York University to create an omnibus drama called Tar about his life. The film premiered at the Rome Film Festival and debuted at the Alamo Drafthouse, and now the first trailer shows off talents like Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Bruce Campbell and Franco himself. It certainly looks unique. Watch it below!

Here's the first trailer for the C.K. Williams omnibus Tar from YouTube (via The Film Stage):

And here's the poster for the omnibus from Vlicious:


Tar takes us on a journey through several decades of American life from C.K.’s childhood and adolescence in Detroit in the 1940s and 50s to the early 1980s: C.K. (James Franco) and his wife Catherine (Mila Kunis) are married with their son Jed. C.K, prepares for a reading of Tar in New York City, and spends his nights struggling to write new poems, haunted by memories of his past. Moving back and forth in time, the film also showcases his loving relationship to his mother (Jessica Chastain), his first sexual experiences as a teenager (Henry Hopper), his first love (Nina Ljeti) and the struggle to preserve a form of innocence and wonder, the illness and loss of a close friend (Zach Braff), and finally his life together with wife Catherine.

The film hails from NYU students Edna Luise Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Shruti Ganguly, Brooke Goldfinch, Shripriya Mahesh, Pamela Romanowsky, Bruce Thierry Cheung, Tine Thomasen, Virginia Urreiztieta and Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo. No release date in the US has been set yet.

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  • Nielsen700
    This looks great!
  • It has a Tree of Life kind of feel to the edit of the trailer
  • maytheforce
    It does have a Terrence Malick feel to it. Looks great!
  • Terry Craig
    The trailer, especially the music, feels sort of like a FunnyOrDie parody trailer of Tree of Life.
    • dawko
      Yep, feels like Tree of Life, looks like Tree of Life, you got Chastain there as well hah...but the trailer is truly terrible
  • adam lamonica
    Bruce Campbell seem like a name toss in, he deserves so much more than that... like to star in a Burn Notice spin off
  • kitano0
    I like Terrence Malick directing Terrence Malick movies...however, we probably would not be mentioning this if it didn't have Chastain (looking like she just walked of the set of ToL) in the trailer.




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