President Obama released a video teasing his upcoming State of the Union address.
As a new CNN clip proves, politics is more fun through the lens of Wes Anderson.
The network Sunday released a four-minute State of the Union preview video filmed in the manner of an Anderson flick.
The footage features soft, Anderson-esque folky music, chapter divisions and the centered, visual symmetry common to the “Darjeeling Limited” director’s pics.
The preview starts with credits, introducing the main characters before moving on to offer some basic background on the annual address, noting that it fulfills a constitutional mandate that the President give Congress information about the state of the union “from time to time.”
The House Speaker — currently Sen. Paul Ryan — has to invite the commander in chief to come speak.
The narrator notes that, after the speech, “Democrats stand and cheer. Republicans sit and don’t.”
The clip also pokes fun at the predictability of the address: “No matter how the country is doing, the President declares, ‘The state of the union is strong.’”
The section of the short video labelled “Chapter 4” highlights the Republican response, including the infamous 2013 Marco Rubio rebuttal speech when he ducked off camera to get a drink of water.
Looking ahead to the 2017 speech, the narrator jokes, “And next year, just like Wes Anderson, the State of the Union address will look and feel very familiar.”
CNN released a State of the Union preview in the style of film director Wes Anderson.
The full video is available on CNN Politics.
The Tuesday speech will mark Obama’s last such address in office.
This time around, the President is expected to focus on reflections from the last seven years in a speech the White House called “non-traditional.”
The State of the Union will air at 9 p.m. Tuesday on television through most major networks, online at whitehouse.gov and on the radio at NPR.