The feature debut of director Spencer Susser titled Hesher premiered over a year ago at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and although it was quickly purchased by Newmarket Films, it has never been released. Fast forward a year later, and thanks to its two stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman finding huge success with Black Swan and Inception, the distributors are ready to finally release the film. A trailer for the film was released online, but because it is not the official trailer, we elected not to post it. However, the film will be screening at this year’s SXSW film festival in Austin Texas and they have released the first clip, which you can watch below.
Official plot synopsis:
Loud music. Pornography. Burning shit to the ground. These are a few of Hesher’s favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) brings into the lives of TJ (Devin Brochu) and his father, Paul (Rainn Wilson) when he takes up residence in their garage uninvited. Grief-stricken by the loss of TJ’s mother in a car accident, Paul can’t muster the strength to evict the strange squatter and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Like a force of nature, Hesher’s anarchy shakes the family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once more.