SXSW Exclusive Preview: Successful Alcoholics

For the entire run of our SXSW 2010, we’ve been focusing on feature films. Narrative competition and documentary, premiere and midnighters, they’ve all been of the long-form variety. The reason for this is simple. We don’t exactly cover short films at festivals. Someday, perhaps. But not now. However, there are a few longer-form short films playing at this year’s festival — Spike Jonze’s red hot Sundance short I’m Here and the very interesting short from Holden Abigail Osbore, Solitary. Joining these two films in this category — which is called Medium Cool: 3 (not so) Shorts (awesome name) — is Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Successful Alcoholics. The film follows Drake (the always funny T.J. Miller) and Lindsay (the very sexy Lizzy Caplan), a couple whose “success” with being alcoholics is beginning to take over their lives. It also includes a great little cameo from Arrested Development‘s Tony Hale. All it took was one run of the trailer (which I’ve included below) and I was sold. This 25-minute short appears to be well worth my time.

In addition to the trailer, we also have a very special premiere of the film’s new poster. They must have known that we’d be interested in a movie about two attractive drunkards. Who knew… Enjoy the trailer and poster below. SXSW’s Medium Cool category debuts on Monday, March 15 at 12:00p at the Alamo Ritz.


Poster Premiere: (click to enlarge)

Poster design by Jon Wilcox

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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