Seeing Emma Roberts, Lakeith Stanfield and Jon Hamm’s names on a film together sounds like a big-budget blockbuster, but in this case, it’s showcasing Rag & Bones’ Fall 2018 collection with a short film “Time of Day”.
The film is, however, made by critically acclaimed director Thimios Bakatakis, the man behind The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. “Time of Day” pays homage to cinema verité, a style of documentary filmmaking, with its day-in-the-life, chronological portrayal of brief vignettes. Lakeith Stanfield has fun talking to himself in a New York City subway while actress Lake Bell films a dreamy sequence on Coney Island. Jon Hamm gets introspective in a barber shop, and Emma Roberts has a late night adventure involving an alligator and a roadside motel.
The gently surreal film is soundtracked by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, who lends a slightly menacing piano heartbeat. Earlier this year, Ansel Elgort and Kate Mara starred in a dance-driven short film “Why Can’t We Get Along” which was co-directed and choreographed by former New York City Ballet principal Benjamin Millepied.
Watch the full film from Rag & Bone below: