A big-screen "rock musical" about 9/11 opens Friday at Quad Cinema in New York. According to the New York Times:
"Clear Blue Tuesday" is not about the attack itself, which occurs off camera in the opening scene and is conveyed with blowing dust and office paper. It is more interested in tracking the changes in the lives of 11 characters as the anniversaries flit past: 2002, 2003, 2004, and so on. The attractive and eccentric cast of New Yorkers fall in love and split up, lose jobs, get jobs, shack up--and sing, roughly one song per character.
The film, often doggedly cheerful, will not please uniformly, and only die-hard fans of musicals, very earnest people and Sept. 11 completists are likely to digest it whole.
The trailer (watch below) features these New Yorkers in campy song-and-dance numbers as they recover from the attacks by doing things like having weddings in space, discovering their sexuality and singing from rooftops.
"I have very little interest, as a director, in naturalism," the fim's director, Elizabeth Lucas, told the NYT. "I find naturalism a little pedestrian."
WATCH the trailer: