Many thanks to an irenicon for leaking the trailer for Jeff Bridges’ new film Where is the love? – from this brief glimpse it already looks like a big step up from his last flim Tron Legacy (http://bit.ly/l82vdh)
You can watch the trailer here: http://anirenicon.com/2011/05/28/when-faith-patriotism-and-ignorance-meet-fur-coats/
The film is loosly based on the pop song of the same name, released in 2003 by the Black Eyed Peas. Do watch out for Jeff (he’s wearing a lot of red, very symbolic, and a nice hat) in the trailer. Also, several cast memebers from Easy Rider make cameo appearances and there is also a role for the bear from 1988 french movie classic: ‘The Bear’ – which you can see slowly eating the news presenter.
The plot centres around a group of intellecutal thinkers based on the philospher king concept made famous in satircal novel The Republic by Plato (http://amzn.to/irX0vx). This group have reasoned that the US is at the threshold of huge political change and faces a monumentous decision that could change the fate of all humanity. Faced with once-in-a-generation choices, the group believe that their government has been infiltrated and is incapable of understanding what is happening in the world, let alone acting rationally. So, in the name of God and the American constitution, they couragelously pick on people who are a bit different to them.
Anyway, I don’t want to give too much away… but everyone resolves their differences in the end and there’s a big street party and no-one gets their head cut off.