The first trailer and poster for director Sebastian Silva’s upcoming comedy Crystal Fairy have been released online. The film stars Michael Cera as an American expat who, while on a trip in Chile, sets out in search of the prized San Pedro cactus along with three Chilean brothers in order to reap its hallucinatory benefits. The pic is one of two Michael Cera-led indies that Silva shot in Chile, with the other being the psychological horror pic Magic Magic. Both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and Crystal Fairy certainly looks to be a rather nutty trip of a film.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out the poster. The film also stars Gaby Hoffman, Juan Andres Silva, Jose Miguel Silva, and Agustin Silva. Crystal Fairy opens on July 12th.
Ryan Coogler‘s Fruitvale made audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival weep with the true story of Oscar Grant, who was murdered by BART Station police in 2009. At last night’s awards ceremony, Coogler’s debut feature was awarded with both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, which made it the first film to win in both categories since 2009′s Precious. The Weinstein Company picked up the movie for $2 million after a heated bidding war, and I would expect a release sometime later this year. Click here for my review.
Other winners included This Is Martin Bonner for “Best of NEXT” (voters must have connected with a movie where nothing happens), best screenwriting for Lake Bell for In a World… (click here for my review), and Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley for their tremendous performances in The Spectacular Now. Hit the jump for the full list of winners.