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.
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.