Remember The Suburbs, the totalitarian-urban-sprawl music video collaboration between Being John Malkovich's Spike Jonze and indie darlings Arcade Fire? Now you can watch a much longer companion piece, Scenes from the Suburbs. Growing up sucks in a police state.
Here's the synopsis from Mubi (where you can also watch it):
Director Spike Jonze teams up with Arcade Fire to create a thirty-minute short film inspired by their critically acclaimed album, The Suburbs, and its themes of war and coming of age in suburbia. Co-written by Jonze & Arcade Fire's Win Butler & Will Butler, this companion piece to the album follows the narrator, living in a suburban dystopia, trying to piece together fragmented memories from when he was a teenager, and his experiences with his friends as they grow apart.