First Julian Casablancas told GQ that he left New York because of he was sick of “white people having brunch,” then the Times opined that “bunch is for jerks,” and finally Grub Street insisted it was time to shut up about brunch. But before that can happen, a new short, The Brunchers, will play at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.
The fifth annual installment of WillFest (not to be confused with the recent WILLiFEST) will be at the Wythe Hotel Cinema from Nov. 20 to 23. The marquee premiere is Like Sunday Like Rain, featuring Debra Messing, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, and Leighton Meester. (The film’s director, Frank Whaley, is best known as the guy who was subjected to Samuel L. Jackson’s Ezekiel 25:17 speech in Pulp Fiction.) But it’s The Brunchers, a short co-starring Natalie Dormer of Game of Thrones, that seems the most Williamsburgy — even if it’s British.
In the above trailer, Dormer’s character drags her boyfriend to the hip new brunch spot, even though “it’ll be full of young people designing apps; their facial hair will confuse you; it’ll make you feel uncomfortable and old.” In other words, there’ll be a lot of dickheads.
With a mere hour-and-a-half wait involved, it remains to be seen whether the satire will be as fierce as Portlandia‘s “Brunch Village,” but we look forward to finding out.
To see the festival’s lineup and buy tickets, check out the webpage.