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Watch: ‘A Ghost Story’ Trailer

A Ghost Story, aka the movie where Rooney Mara eats pie for the first time in her life, made a big splash at Sundance this year, and that’s not surprising. It is, after all, the latest film from David Lowery, the talented director behind films such as Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Pete’s Dragon. On top of that, it stars Film Twitter Duchess Rooney Mara, and it’s being released by those wizards over at A24, who are coming off their historic Best Picture win for Moonlight. It also stars recent Oscar-winner Casey Affleck, and it will be interesting to see how people take to Affleck’s involvement in this film in light of the troubling allegations made against the actor. Then again, Affleck apparently spends a large portion of this movie hiding under a sheet, so that might help.

A Ghost Story is described as “a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection”, which sounds pretty perfect. Also perfect: the first trailer for the film, which you can watch below. A Ghost Story opens July 7, 2017.

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

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Chris Evangelista is Executive Editor of Cut Print Film & co-host of the Cut Print Film Podcast. He's also contributed to The Playlist, Paste Magazine, Little White Lies and O-Scope Musings. 'The House on Creep Street' and 'Beware the Monstrous Manther!', two horror books for young readers Chris co-authored with J. Tonzelli, are available wherever books are sold. You can follow him on Twitter @cevangelista413