Asteroid City: Trailer

Asteroid City takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955. Synopsis: The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organised to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

Asteroid City is in UK cinemas from 23 June.

Video transcript

- You're not here.

- We're not there. The car exploded.


Come get the girls. I have to stay here with Woodrow.

- I'm not their chauffeur. I'm their grandfather. Where are you?

- Asteroid City, Farm Route 6, Mile 75.


- (SINGING) Last train--

- Junior Stargazers and Space Cadets, each year we celebrate Asteroid Day, commemorating September 23, 3007, BC, when the Arid Plains Meteorite made Earth impact.

- (SINGING) Bidi-di-di, bom, bom to San Fernando.


- Holy Toledo, that's Mitch Campbell.

- You were very good in the one about the tramp in the brothel who gets amnesia and--

- Thank you.

- becomes a pediatrician. You were very authentic.

- That's actually maybe my favorite character I've ever played.

- I don't know why nobody else liked it.

- Oh.


- What do those pulses indicate?

- What? Oh, the beeps and blips? We don't know.

- Some of our information about outer space may no longer be completely accurate. Anyway, there are still only nine planets in the solar system as far as we know. Billy?

- Except now there's an alien.


- What's happening now?

- I don't know.

- I don't like the way that guy looked at us, the alien.

- How did he-- how'd he look?

- Like we're doomed.

- Maybe we are.

- I've just informed the president.

- How long can they keep us in Asteroid City legally?

- The world will never be the same.

- That's an alien doing jumping jacks. That's an alien in a top hat.

- What's out there?

- The meaning of life. Maybe there is one.

- Are you married?

- I'm a widower. But don't tell my kids.

- Are you saying our mother died three weeks ago?

- Let's say she's in heaven, which doesn't exist for me, of course, but you're Episcopalian.

- In my loneliness, I learned to give complete and unquestioning faith to the people I love. I don't know if that includes you, but it included my daughter and your four children.

- Sometimes I think I feel more at home outside the Earth's atmosphere.

- Oh, wow. Me too.

- They're strange, aren't they? They're children. Compared to normal people.

- Yes, that's correct.

- It's true.

- (SINGING) Freight train, freight train, going so fast. Freight train, freight train, going so fast. I don't know why--

- I'll do a nude scene. You want to see it?

- Huh? Did I say yes?

- You didn't say anything.

- I meant yes. My mouth didn't speak.