Director Jane Weinstock scheduled to attend | June 7 & June 9
Recovering mental patient and photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) investigates the disappearance of her former lover, only to find that sometimes the truth is closer to home than she ever anticipated in this twisting, sexy psychological thriller.
June 7, 2013
|9:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival||Date has passed|
June 9, 2013
|1:00 PM||AMC Pacific Place 11||Date has passed|
International photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is caught up in a tumultuous relationship with troubled writer John (Martin Henderson)—until he mysteriously disappears. Assuming that he has left her and overwhelmed by feelings of abandonment, Lee retreats to a mental hospital to recover. She meets a fellow patient who bears a strong, uncanny resemblance to John, and befriends him. With the help of her new friend and her psychologist, Lee struggles to string together her splintered memories to discover the truth behind her lover’s disappearance. Lee’s already unstable sanity wavers as the clues take an unexpected turn toward herself. Director Jane Weinstock uses Lee’s volatile mental state to consider notions of guilt and responsibility, immersing the audience in Lee’s dizzying swirl of fractured memories and lost sanity. Twisting, racy, and absorbing, The Moment keeps viewers guessing until its final moments.
Jane Weinstock graduated from Princeton University and attended the doctoral program in cinema studies at NYU. She is the writer and director of several highly acclaimed short films. Her first feature, Easy, screened at the Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals in 2003.
Sponsored in part by Ingeniux
|Principal Cast:||Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Henderson, Alia Shawkat, Meat Loaf, Marianne Jean-Baptiste|
|Running Time:||90 minutes|
|Producer:||Mary Jane Skalski, Julia Eisenman, Gloria Norris, Allan Jones, Jane Weinstock, James Welling|
|Screenplay:||Gloria Norris, Jane Weinstock|
|Editors:||Stan Salfas, Ruben Sebban|