Demetri Martin scored quite a coup last night. In addition to the usual sketches and easel-drawing jokes, the brainy comedian’s Important Things with Demetri Martin gave audiences a world premiere of the trailer for Taking Woodstock, the new film from Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee. (Check out EW’s exclusive on-set photo from last year). So how did Martin manage it? I suppose having the lead role in the movie doesn’t hurt…
The film shows the birth of the fabled flower-power concert, as a dutiful son (Martin) tries to save his parents’ down-at-the-heel motel in the Catskills by agreeing to host “some hippie thing” that turns into the cultural event of a generation. Emile Hirsch (Milk) stars as one of the long-hairs who invade the sleepy upstate New York town, while Martin’s baffled parents are played by Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and Eugene Levy (American Pie).
While the house-party angle gives this trailer unexpected shades of Can’t Hardly Wait, overall I’m pretty excited about this movie. At the very least, it’ll be cool to watch Lee have fun with a subject lighter than, say, forbidden love. Or even more forbidden love. Or….The Hulk. Which really should have been forbidden anyway.
Check out the trailer below and let us know: Will you be heading to Woodstock this summer?