The Wolf Hour

About

It’s July 1977, and New York City is awash with escalating violence. A citywide blackout is triggering fires, looting, and countless arrests, and the Son of Sam murders are riddling the city with panic. June, once a celebrated counterculture figure, attempts to retreat from the chaos by shutting herself inside the yellowed walls of her grandmother’s South Bronx apartment. But her doorbell is ringing incessantly, the heat is unbearable, and creeping paranoia and fear are taking hold. Visitors, some invited, some unsolicited, arrive one by one, and June must determine whom she can trust and whether she can find a path back to her former self.

With Hitchcockian tautness, writer-director Alistair Banks Griffin flawlessly captures the style and texture of the 1970s and the interior unraveling of a woman who, like her city, is teetering on a knife-edge. Naomi Watts’s astonishing performance is that of an antihero racked with paralyzing anxiety. In this eerily resonant allegory for our times, she is, like all of us, weighing her actions in a world on the brink of collapse.

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY NEXT

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 99 min

COMPANY Hanway Films

WEBSITE www.hanwayfilms.com

EMAIL tj@hanwayfilms.com

PHONE +44 2072900775

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Artist Bio

Alistair Banks Griffin

After receiving a BA at Rhode Island School of Design, Alistair Banks Griffin directed a short film, Gauge, which premiered at the 2008 New York Film Festival. In 2009 he received a Cinereach grant for his first feature film, Two Gates of Sleep, which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and won grand prize at CPH PIX. After residencies in Berlin and San Francisco, Griffin directed his Sundance Lab–supported second feature, The Wolf Hour, starring Naomi Watts.