TRAILER: Blue Caprice, about the Beltway snipers

After the jump, we’ve got the trailer for Sundance darling Blue Caprice, an Alexandre Moors film about the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks starring Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond. It’s a film for anyone who’s ever wondered what Joey Lauren Adams has been up to recently, which I’m sure is at least six of you. But seriously, it’s critically acclaimed, currently at 100% on RottenTomatoes, so give it a look, you damned Philistine.

Inspired by true events, BLUE CAPRICE investigates the notorious and horrific Beltway sniper attacks from the point of view of the two perpetrators, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America. Marked by captivating performances by Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond, lyrical camerawork, and a unique and bold structure, BLUE CAPRICE documents the mechanisms that lead its subjects to embrace physical violence. BLUE CAPRICE paints a riveting portrait of 21st-century America and a haunting depiction of two cold-blooded killers that endures long after the lights come up.

Oh joy, “lyrical camera work,” my favorite. It’s up there with poetic subtlety and impressionistic cinematography when it comes to things I celebrate when I’m trying to sound stultifyingly pretentious.

That said, Isaiah Washington could make me piss my pants in fear with just a dirty look, and I would gladly watch him act like a hardass for two hours.

Opens in theaters September 13th, and on VOD September 17th.