First Trailer for Paranoia Drama 'Woodshock' Featuring Kirsten Dunst

May 9, 2017
Source: YouTube

Woodshock Trailer

"Are you sure you want to do this?" A24 has revealed the first official trailer for a psychological drama starring Kirsten Dunst titled Woodshock. This is the "exquisite feature film debut of visionary fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy" of Rodarte. Kirsten Dunst stars as a woman suffering from a "profound loss", who falls deeper into paranoia after taking a potent drug. The full cast includes Joe Cole, Lorelei Linklater, Steph DuVall, and Pilou Asbæk (from Ghost in the Shell). This looks like much more than a stoner film, with some seriously trippy, experimental visuals. I'm not sure I'm into this, seems more like an art piece that belongs in museums than anything that belongs in cinemas. But I haven't seen it. Take a look.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Kate & Laura Mulleavy's Woodshock, direct from YouTube:

Woodshock Poster

Woodshock is a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia, and grief that exists in a dream-world all its own. Kirsten Dunst stars as Theresa, a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug. Immersive, spellbinding, and sublime, Woodshock transcends genre to become a singularly thrilling cinematic experience that marks the arrival of the Mulleavy siblings as a major new voice in film. Woodshock is both written and directed by Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy, two "visionary" fashion designers making their feature directorial debut. This has not premiered at any film festivals yet. A24 will release the Mulleavys' Woodshock in theaters starting September 15th this fall. What do you make of it?

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  • Bo
    I found it intriguing, different and unique from a couple of women artists attempting something other than an offering to entertain young guys with super heroes flying around in comic book movies. Anything other than those kind of movies has my interest and attention. I've always like the actress, Kirsten Dunst, and I liked this trailer. Whether it'll be any good or not is another matter, but for me it's worth taking a look at, that's for sure. I'll be keeping an eye out for it. Thanks for running the trailer and article, Alex. Much appreciated.
    • She's a very good and authentic actress indeed. She was great in Spiderman. Ooops! Sorry Bo. ;D
      • Bo
        I'm again quite literally laughing out loud again, tarek. What in the world would my life by like without this site?'s a great pleasure for me, man. I thank you again. You're handling of the poor sod here is quite a god-send well done and funny...and
        • LeoForPrez
          Someday we'll find out these are two are the same user
          • Bo
            You're deranged, Bob. No body does this same user trip except you...which is deranged!
          • LeoForPrez
            HAHAHAHAHAHH right on cue
          • Bo
   a grip, lost control of your capital H's at the end swear I can't stop laughing...thus all the lol' very, very Also...'someday we'll find out these are two are the same user''these are two are the'?? You're getting emotional and losing your grip, Bob and your ability to construct a simple sentence...calm down, dude! All is well. We all love you, man. It's personally am glad for your additions to the proceedings you take care...all is well...all is well...
          • LeoForPrez
            I love how easy it is to manipulate Like a puppet with Down Syndrome Pavlov's dog aint got nothing on you. You and Tarek separated at birth...low IQ twins tossed to the curb by a meth whore
          • Bo
            Well my friend, manipulation is in the eyes of the beholder and not necessarily anyone else's. But hey, like I said, we all love you...I sure do...and I want you to feel okay and emboldened and all that. It doesn't last, this feeling like you're better or stronger or more in control as we all see by your needing to do whatever it is you think you are doing over and over and over. It's cool. We love ya! Onward,
          • LeoForPrez
          • grimjob
            Goddamn, is that Bob again? Crafty little fella...
          • Bo
            Yea, it's
        • ;D You are the anvil and I am the Hammer that are to forge Bob's head. Shilobeth is the furnace. Try not to melt down Bob, for what doesn't kill you makes you Stranger. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! ;D
          • shiboleth
            Hahahahahaha, ok, I salute to that.
          • Bo
            If I'm the anvil that means you're hammering away on me... not sure I like that. Wanna switch roles??
          • Deal! I am the Anvil of Crom! May your hammer crush every Bob on Earth! ;D
          • Bo
            That's a little better, but I shall pass on the attempt you suggest as there's too many of them and just not enough time. Better to ignore them...or play with them in an ironic manner like you do so well...and then ignore
          • I'm afraid Bob has a crush on your crushing hammer Bo. Violence will not solve anything of course Bo. And certainly not Bob's case. He's more in need of our wise guidance. Well, wise guidance punctuated with few kicks in the butt. ;D
          • Bo
            You speak the truth, as always, tarek. However, from our past experience with Bob, wise guidance does't work. It's a pity. I've truly never run into such a person...of course, the internet changed all that and gave them a forum to 'act out' without fear of someone putting a knot on their head...or delivering your 'kicks in the butt' thing they all seem to have in common is cowardliness. At least I now fully understand what a 'troll' on the internet
          • LeoForPrez
            Uh oh...we have a bad ass
      • She was the worst thing about Spider-Man for me. Terribly miscast. The Virgin Suicides however, very good in that. And Melancholia.
        • Hey Raw. You were maybe expecting a Mary Jane faithful to the comic books. Am I right?
          • I wasn't happy with her performance. Spider-Man 2 is probably my favorite Spider-Man movie and the glaringly missed opportunity is Duntz's performance. It felt like she was just saying lines and just wasn't that great. No emotion or depth. Her Broadway performance in SM2 was pretty much the exact representation of Mary Jane. I know comic to film adaptations will have differences, and I account for that to some extent. But if I don't buy the performances of all the actors/actresses for the main characters, it's a fail.
          • Fair enough.
  • Looks 70's style. I liked the floating bits.
  • Loved the music in the trailer, but the random imagery is a bit too abstract for my taste. Art for art sake vibe I'm getting from this. Not my bag.
  • Efterklang
    That "seems more like an art piece.." line made me want to watch the trailer, and I'm glad I did. Will probably check this out at some point.
      Your avatar's film was a worthwhile artistic experience in film, but this just looks tired.
      • Efterklang
        Yeah, not saying it looks amazing, but it got me interested. I appreciate unique visual styles. We'll have to wait and see if the actual movie is any good though.
  • shiboleth
    I like Kirsten Dunst and I like the atmosphere. Looking good to me. Maybe not for everyone, but it looks like some interesting plunging into one's soul and life. Might be very beautiful to watch ...
    So much unnecessary grain...
  • Terry Craig
    At first I was turned off by the title as a really bad pun, but after seeing that absolutely gorgeous cinematography, I'm intrigued.
  • cuckoozey
    A24, 'nuff said...




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