Director Andrea Arnold was one of the stars of this past May’s Cannes Film Festival thanks to her American Honey, the sprawling saga of a young woman (Sasha Lane) who goes on a rambling road trip selling magazine subscriptions with a group of nomadic twentysomethings (including a scruffy Shia LaBeouf). Yahoo Movies’ own Kerrie Mitchell was a fan of its mood and style (even if she thought the film went a tad too far in just about every respect). And now on the heels of its first theatrical trailer, the drama’s gotten a second, more teaser-ish promo that enlists Bruce Springsteen to convey the movie’s hypnotic, dreamy atmosphere.
In this brief one-minute tease scored to the Boss’ “Dreamy Baby Dream” — a song that plays during a significant encounter during the movie — little is revealed about the actual plot of American Honey. Instead, we’re treated to a montage of beautiful handheld shots of young people making their way through various American landscapes while Springsteen croons over the action, and a thoroughly awkward narrator reads a (tailored-for-a-trailer) quote from a glowing Twitch.com review. It’s an evocative, if slender, look at the film, which also co-stars The Girlfriend Experience’s Riley Keough.
Moviegoers can expect to see American Honey — Arnold’s follow-up to her 2011 adaptation of Wuthering Heights — in theaters Sept. 30, when it will be sure to mount an awards-season campaign.