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WATCH: Mysterious First Clip from Kelly Reichardt's 'Night Moves,' with Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! September 3, 2013 at 12:41PM

The first clip from director Kelly Reichardt's Venice debuter "Night Moves," the followup to her 2010 revisionist western "Meek's Cutoff," has landed. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard as a group of radical environmentalists who set out to bomb a hydroelectric dam.
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'Night Moves'
'Night Moves'

The first clip from director Kelly Reichardt's Venice debuter "Night Moves," the followup to her 2010 revisionist western "Meek's Cutoff," has landed. An ecoterrorist thriller that shares its name with Arthur Penn's 1975 crime drama, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard as a group of radical environmentalists who set out to bomb a hydroelectric dam.

With such stellar films as "Meek's Cutoff," 2008's "Wendy and Lucy" and 2006's "Old Joy," Reichardt has made a name for herself as a filmmaker of restraint, ambiguous narrative approach and an eye for capturing the natural world at its most contemplative. Based on the clip below (via The Playlist), in which the three characters travel silently on a boat through Oregon wetlands, "Night Moves" appears to be no exception. As Reichardt tends to be a hit with critics, the film was generally well-received at Venice and will play TIFF this month. Our TOH! review is here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.