First Trailer for Indie Comedy 'Band Aid' Directed by Zoe Lister-Jones

May 15, 2017
Source: YouTube

Band Aid Trailer

"I think we're too broken to fix." IFC has debuted a fun trailer for the indie comedy Band Aid, the feature directorial debut of actress Zoe Lister-Jones. This charming, amusing comedy premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is about a young husband-wife in Los Angeles who decide to turn their fights into songs, so they start a band together. Zoe Lister-Jones not only wrote & directed this, but she also stars as Anna. Adam Pally co-stars as Ben, with a cast including Fred Armisen, Jamie Chung, Brooklyn Decker, Hannah Simone, Jesse Williams, and Ravi Patel. This was one of my favorite films of Sundance this year, it's not only laugh-out-loud funny but it's brutally honest and heartfelt. I wrote in my review that Band Aid is a "fun film that is clearly made by passionate filmmakers who wanted to tell an honest story." Enjoy.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Zoe Lister-Jones' Band Aid, direct from IFC's YouTube:

Band Aid Poster

Band Aid, the refreshingly raw, real, and hilarious feature debut from Zoe Lister-Jones, is the story of a couple, Anna (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Ben (Adam Pally), who can’t stop fighting. Advised by their therapist to try and work through their grief unconventionally, they are reminded of their shared love of music. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all their fights into song, and with the help of their neighbor Dave (Fred Armisen), they start a band. A story of love, loss, and rock and roll, Band Aid is a witty and perceptive view of modern love, with some seriously catchy pop hooks to boot. Band Aid is both written and directed by actress/filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones, making her feature directorial debut. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (read our review). IFC Films will release Band Aid in select theaters + on VOD starting June 9th this summer. Looking forward to seeing this film?

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    Armisen is a treasure.
  • Bo
    Terrible! I couldn't even get thru the whole trailer. 'In a band myself...a band called myself'....pleeeeze....infantile nonsense!
    • It has a redeeming value though Bo: Budding young filmmakers will say: "I can easily do better" when they see this.
      • Bo, I suppose so...but this young lady who wrote and directed this one is a 'budding young filmmaker'...hmmmmmm.
        • Hummm. The snake is biting its tail. ;D She will self congratulate herself then.
          • Bo
            A good metaphor...the Ouroboros...the snake that bites and swallows its own tail forming the perennial symbol of life, death, rebirth and on and on and on...or a better symbol of self destruction. Hell, I once wrote a whole script titled Ouroboros way back when. It was so far out there with spiritual symbolism and the like Hollywood wanted no part of back on it I'm reminded of the crazed, very far out there Alejandro Jodorowsky film, El Topo, back in 1970. What a whacked out film that kind of liked it back Harrison of the Beatles was yapping about it, Warren Beatty and others too...had to see it back in the day. If you haven't yourself, check it out, tarek. There's nothing quite like it, even now and it's been almost 50 yrs. ago.
          • Jodorowski is a singular artist. I first knew him through his collaboration with Moebius for the Incal series. I like it when people make sense of the madness. ; D
          • Holy Mountain was lost on me. Although Sante Sangre was pretty amazing.
          • Bo
            Well, Holy Mountain isn't as good, if one can even say that, as El Topo...but it was pure Jodorowsky, that's for
          • Bo
            My first reply to this post seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle, it went something like reference to you last line I said 'me too, me too' and told you once again you stated it well. Also, I might add I've not even heard of the Incal series you mentioned so I googled it. I'm not much into graphic novels/books and what not, but not surprised Jodorowsky did such a thing. He was indeed, as you mentioned, a singular artist. Too bad they never let him do Dune. I liked the doc film on his preparation for doing that project and his presentation to the money guys. Alas, it was not meant to be. Later gator.
          • I WANT Jodorowki's Dune to happen. Last I heard someone was animating it.
          • Bo
            I haven't heard and am not a big fan of animation movies, although one from Jodorowsky and his work on Dune might be of interest to say the least!!
    • The fight at the beginning I found amusing regarding dishes and a "long line of Holocaust survivors"....Armisen was the weakest part of this trailer though.
      • Bo
        Well...kinda...the long line of Holocaust survivors thing you mention...kinda....
        • I'll take it! Hahaha!
          • Bo
  • shiboleth
    This is like some kind of feelgood film. Up to some point, I guess ...




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