There will be no shortage of featured films at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in April, but one to keep on your radar is “Duck Butter” from Miguel Arteta. The film is just one of 96 films that are hitting the festival this year, but finding a really great YA comedy-drama in the mix is never an easy task at these events.
The film was written and directed by Miguel Arteta, and depending on your age, you might know his work from a wide array of projects. Current YA viewers that enjoy Freeform’s “Famous in Love” should know that he directed the pilot that helped become a series, while other readers might remember his name from the recent hit “Beatriz at Dinner” with Selma Hayek, “The Good Girl,” and “Chuck & Buck”.
In his latest project, Naima (Alia Shawkat, “Search Party”) and Sergio (Laia Costa, Victoria ) meet at a club, and they hit it off instantly. The duo connect over their disdain for the dishonesty they have experienced in their respective romantic relationships. High on their fast chemistry, the two women concoct a romantic experiment: They plan to spend the next 24 hours together, having sex on the hour. Above all, they commit to perfect honesty with each other, a theoretical remedy to the deceit they believe to be an element of modern relationships. But their relationship in a vacuum doesn’t go as planned, and soon the weight of their commitment begins to close in, threatening the ideals of the daylong experiment and their chances for a romantic future tomorrow. Fans of the two actors can watch the trailer below, and look for the film later this Spring at Tribeca.
Co-written by Shawkat and executive produced by the Duplass Brothers, the film offers a searing interrogation of modern romance, with all its dizzying highs and heartbreaking betrayals, all packed into an intense 24 hours.
If you are attending the Tribeca Film Festival with us, the film is holding its World Premire on April 20th, with Public Screenings planned on April 21st, 22nd, and 26th.