Hitting theaters in New York this Friday and expanding in September, Variance Films has premiered the trailer for Mike Ott’s “Littlerock,” which last December won the Gotham Award for “best film not playing at a theater near you.” That’s about to change.
The second feature film from Ott, this heavily improvised film follows a Japanese brother (Rintaro Sawamoto) and sister (Atsuko Okatsuka, who also co-wrote the script) who find themselves in Littlerock, California when their car breaks down. After meeting locals (including a particularly eccentric loner by newcomer Cory Zacharia), the sister is charmed into staying behind while her brother continues on. It’s tender, affecting, and unexpectedly funny film that spent the past year winning numerous laurels on the international film festival circuit. And in addition to the Gotham Award, Ott also picked up a Independent Spirit Award for “Someone To Watch” earlier this year.
Check out the trailer for “Littlerock” below: