MUBI is pleased to announce a very exciting event: the FREE online premiere of Scenes From the Suburbs, the new short film by director Spike Jonze and the Arcade Fire! A hit at both Berlinale and SXSW, Suburbs will be coming to MUBI from June 27th through June 28th. Mark your calendars.
Also—because there’s no sense in skimping—we’ve included a behind-the-scenes featurette, and we’re hosting a Q&A with the Arcade Fire on Facebook! You check it out and get involved here.
We hope you’re as excited about this as us, and feel free to use this thread as a place to discuss the film. Thank you, and enjoy!
I’m really looking forward to this, cause in my mind, Jonze’s music video shorts are much more coherent and interesting than his features (so far). The scenario also kinda reminds me of Abel Ferrara’s Body Snatchers in the way the military has taken over suburbia. cool.
I’m actually a big fan of his features as well as his music video/commercial work. The latter in particular shows him as a very clever conceptualist who’s good at having one foot in recognizable reality and the other off the ground.
So yeah, I’m psyched to see what he and the Arcade Fire came up with!
I’m a Jonze fan and I’ve liked what I’ve heard from Arcade Fire, so this is an easy sell for me. Thanks for posting this.
You guys really hyped this and ultimately left all of us with our dicks in our hands. How could you not expect a huge influx of traffic to see the film? It is so ridiculously unacceptable for a website to take on the responsibility of disseminating the artwork of Arcade Fire and Spike Jonze, and then totally fail in that charge. You’re losing lots of potential Mubi followers (and lots of existing ones too).
Someone from Mubi responded to me and said that the label pulled the US/Canadian rights from them at the last minute.
That’s right. Originally, this film was supposed to be shown globally. But the label pulled the film out in the last minute from US & Canada. The film belongs to them. MUBI has nothing to do with this. But we are still really sorry for the inconvenience that is caused.
But the label pulled the film out in the last minute from US & Canada. The film belongs to them. MUBI has nothing to do with this.
No, Efe. But as soon as you realized the rights had been pulled, you should have offered a public apology/explanation to those of us in the US and Canada who had been believing the hype that this film was coming, for free, to MUBI viewers everywhere. You should also update the advertising that is still telling us the film is available.
Hello Z. Bart,
We completely understand your frustration, but the word from the label was as last-minute as it could be, and our advertising had already gone out. I’ll be sure to pass on your concern about the current advertising, and I can see if there are any banners promoting the film itself still on mubi.com in the US. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience, and our special events usually go much more smoothly.
I appreciate it, Duncan.
I’m sorry to say this film is cluttering up the Lists section with countless bogus “lists”. What the hell is going on and why do so many people do 1 film “lists”, with nothing to say?