Sundance 2012: Poster for THE COMEDY Starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim

     January 10, 2012


We’ve been sent the exclusive poster for The Comedy starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.  The film will play at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  For those unfamiliar with the movie, here’s the logline: “Indifferent even to the prospects of inheriting his father’s estate, Swanson whiles away his days with a group of aging Brooklyn hipsters, engaging in small acts of recreational cruelty and pacified boredom.”  Ah, recreational cruelty: the very best kind of cruelty. Rick Alverson directed and co-wrote the film with Robert Donne and Colm O’LearyThe Comedy will be one  the Sundance 2012 movies starring Heidecker and Wareheim; the other is Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie.

Hit the jump to check out the poster.  The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19 – 29th.


Here’s the official synopsis for The Comedy:

Indifferent even to the prospects of inheriting his father’s estate, Swanson has been insulated his whole life by the bubble of privilege. He and his hipster friends live in a tepid social paradise, a.k.a. Williamsburg, where their good fortune breeds indifference and recreational cruelty. They pacify their discontent with games of mock sincerity and irreverence, as though humor itself were dying and had nothing left to do but turn on itself. Testing limits to break through their numbness, they act out like spoiled children—with ironic beards and beer bellies.

Rick Alverson unleashes a camouflaged assault on contemporary culture veiled in a gorgeously crafted and humorous veneer. As taboos are broken, audience members are forced to question their boundaries and whether they should be laughing with it, at it, or not at all. A scathing look at the white male on the verge of collapse, The Comedy provokes and disorients; it’s a carefully rendered cautionary fable for the autumn of America.

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