Official Trailer for Sarah Paulson’s ‘Blue Jay’

Sarah Paulson&Mark Duplass

The Orchard has debuted a trailer for the black-and-white romantic drama Blue Jay, starring recent Emmy winner Sarah Paulson along with Mark Duplass.

Directed by a debuting Alex Lehmann from a screenplay by Duplass, the film about two friends from high school who reconnect.

Blue Jay premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will be released in theaters on October 7, on VOD October 11, before heading to Netflix soon after that.

”I don’t expect everybody to pay $12 to see Blue Jay,” Mark told A.V. Club. “What I expect is heavy rentals on iTunes and then it’s going to explode when it hits Netflix. Because the person who has the curiosity and can watch it for free—they’ll be pleasantly surprised by it.”

Check out the official trailer (+ poster) below.

Sarah Paulson & Mark Duplass

This black and white two-hander sounds like middle-aged, upper middle class, white people gazing.

Sarah Paulson&Mark Duplass

Former high school sweethearts Jim (Mark Duplass) and Amanda (Sarah Paulson) have been out of touch for more than 20 years — but by sheer coincidence, they run into each other at a grocery store back in their alpine hometown of Crestline, California. Jim’s mother has died and he’s here to put her house on the market. Amanda is visiting her pregnant sister. They get to talking, first over coffee, then over beer and jellybeans. Before they know it they’re at Jim’s mother’s house, where everything sends them spiraling back into the past. Jim and Amanda’s lives have taken different directions, yet here they are, reconnecting like nothing has changed.

Alex Lehmann’s feature debut is a tender, wise chamber drama about finding yourself adrift in mid-life, longing for something essential that you fear has been lost.