The first trailer for the indie drama Little Birds has gone online. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and stars Juno Temple and Kay Panabaker as two young girls who leave home for Los Angeles, only to discover that the boredom of their hometown may be better than trying to survive in a big city. This is a really well-crafted trailer for the indie-inclined, as it highlights all the right notes for its target audience. The performances look great, the visuals striking, and the story seems familiar yet unique. Color me intrigued. Furthermore, since its Sundance premiere Temple has becoming somewhat of a rising star, with roles in the upcoming Lovelace and The Dark Knight Rises.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Kate Bosworth, Kyle Gallner, and Leslie Mann.
Here’s the synopsis for Little Birds:
Fifteen-year-old Lily and her best friend, Alison, live on the shores of the Salton Sea. Sprinting toward adulthood, Lily wants to escape her depressing hometown. But Alison is content with her life; she enjoys being sheltered from the uncertainty of growing up. When the girls meet three street kids, Lily convinces Alison to follow the boys to Los Angeles. Thrust into a world of excitement and danger, the girls must decide how far they are willing to go to get what they want.