Netflix unveils trailer for Daryl Hannah’s Paradox
Staff Reporter | On 13, Mar 2018
Neflix has unveiled the trailer for Daryl Hannah’s feature directorial ddebut, Paradox.
The film, which was only snapped up by the streaming giant a few days ago, is descriebd by the site as “a one-of-a-kind personal expression”.
A fantasy, a loud poem and a free-spirited tale of music and love, Paradox takes place sometime in the future – or is it the past? – as a band of outlaws hide high up in the Mountains. The “Man in the Black Hat” (Neil Young), the “Particle Kid” (Micah Nelson) and “Jail Time” (Lukas Nelson) pass the hours searching for treasure while they wait for the full moon to lend its magic, bring the music and make the spirits fly. Vibrating with original music by Young + Promise of the Real, Paradox furthers the legacy of an iconic performer who has always broken the rules.
It premieres at SXSW on Thursday, before hitting Netflix worldwide on Friday 23rd March. Here’s the trailer:
Daryl Hannah’s Paradox snapped up by Netflix
8th March 2018
It may have been a quiet year for Netflix at Sundance, but the streaming giant is wasting no time in getting ahead of the SXSW game, snapping up the rights to Daryl Hannah’s directorial debut, Paradox.
The film is described as “a loud poem”, a “whimsical western tale of music and love”, with Neil Young leading a cast that includes Willie Nelson.
The movie follows a band of outlaws hiding high up in the mountains, including The Man in the Black Hat (Young), The Particle Kid (Micah Nelson) and Jail Time (Lukas Nelson). They look for treasure while waiting for the full moon to bring music and lift the spirits.
“Paradox sprung up spontaneously and unexpectedly, like a peculiar dandelion, popping up between the cracks in the pavement,” Daryl Hannah, who wrote as well as directed the picture, tells Deadline, who broke the news of Netflix’s deal. “We were fortunate to find this brief window of opportunity to share the love for the natural world, each other and for the precious seeds of creativity and life. We are all thrilled the film will premiere at SXSW and that Netflix will be sharing it with the world.”
The film is not Hannah’s first time behind the camera, with her 1993 short, The Last Supper, picking up the Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Paradox premieres on Thursday 15th March, with Netflix then releasing the film worldwide on 23rd March, along with a limited cinema release in the USA. The soundtrack from Reprise/Warner Bros. will also be released on the same day.