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Tribeca First Look: Naomi Watts In 'Sunlight Jr.,' Melissa Leo In 'Bottled Up,' The Hotties Of 'GBF' & More

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by Kristen Lopez
March 11, 2013 1:16 PM
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"Deep Powder" is an “intense and sexy drama” following a privileged private schoolgirl (Haley Bennett from the upcoming Terrence Malick film set in the Austin, Texas rock scene) and the Ecuadorian boy (Shiloh Fernandez) she employs as a drug mule. It’s based on true events from the 1980s.

The synopsis is as follows:

Privileged and reckless boarding school senior Natasha Tabor (Haley Bennett) is tapped by her secret society to make its annual drug run to Ecuador. She in turn chooses a working-class local boy (Shiloh Fernandez) as her partner in crime, launching a journey with devastating outcomes for everyone involved. Inspired by true events from the early ’80s, Deep Powder is an intense and sexy drama that speaks to the character that is revealed when you find yourself trapped.

Films involving drug running are fascinating on their own merits, as there’s source material that allows for limitless potential from the plot. Then again, with drug movies being a dime a dozen, is there anything new to be said in the genre? Fernandez or Bennett will have the biggest test of the talent yet with this film that will find in territory they haven't been in before.

Last is "The Moment," directed by Jane Weinstock. Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Martin Henderson as former lovers, the story kicks off when John disappears, only to pop-up in the guise of someone else in a mental institution leaving his partner to try and unravel what happend. 

The plot synopsis:

After a tumultuous affair between international photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and troubled artist John (Martin Henderson) ends in John’s disappearance, Lee lands in a mental hospital to recuperate. She strikes up a friendship with a fellow patient bearing an uncanny resemblance to her missing lover. The pair works to uncover the truth behind the disappearance, but Lee’s precarious sanity comes under threat when the clues lead to the last place she would ever expect.

There is a certain Hitchcockian flavor this one is giving off that should be interesting to check out. Weinstock was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, back in 2003, with her romantic comedy "Easy," and this will her first film in a decade. The Tribeca Film Festival runs April 17th through 28th.

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