IFC Films has released the first trailer to the well-liked Sundance comedy Band Aid. The inventive film – written, directed and starring Zoe Lister-Jones – showcases a feuding couple who turn their quarrels into songs and start a band to revive their marriage; Lister-Jones headlines the film alongside Adam Pally (Happy Endings).
The synopsis reads, “Band Aid, the refreshingly raw, real, and hilarious feature debut from Zoe Lister-Jones, is the story of a couple, Anna (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Ben (Adam Pally), who can’t stop fighting. Advised by their therapist to try and work through their grief unconventionally, they are reminded of their shared love of music. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all their fights into song, and with the help of their neighbor Dave (Fred Armisen), they start a band. A story of love, loss, and rock and roll, Band Aid is a witty and perceptive view of modern love, with some seriously catchy pop hooks to boot.”
Band Aid earns kind notices following its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter‘s Sheri Linden called the film, “An exuberantly low-key charmer that uses a light, wry touch to tackle such weighty matters as artistic drive and inertia and the male-female divide, while offering new fuel for drummer jokes.” Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Colin Hanks (Elvis & Nixon), Retta (Parks & Recreation), Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie), Hannah Simone (New Girl) and Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) co-star.
The film marks the directorial debut for Lister-Jones, who currently appears in the CBS comedy Life in Pieces; recently television credits include roles on the comedies New Girl, Friends with Better Lives and Whitney. She previously also co-wrote and co-starred in the 2012 Greta Gerwig-headlined indie comedy Lola Versus.
Band Aid opens on June 9th.