The Moment

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World Premiere

USA | 90 MINUTES

THE MOMENT

Drama, Female Director(s), Thriller, Relationships
International photojournalist Lee immerses herself in a tumultuous affair with troubled writer John, until the day John suddenly disappears, and Lee presumes he has left her. Unable to handle the abandonment Lee lands in a mental hospital to recuperate, striking up a friendship with a fellow patient bearing an uncanny resemblance to her missing lover. Working with a psychologist to piece together her fractured memories and with her new friend to uncover the truth behind the disappearance, Lee’s precarious sanity is tested when the trail of clues unexpectedly leads back to herself.

Director Jane Weinstock employs a creative linearity in her twisting, sexy psychological thriller, exploring ideas of guilt and responsibility by immersing the audience in Lee’s broken memories and unstable mental state. The result is a stylish noir thriller that will keep viewers guessing up until the end, as we follow Lee on her emotional and procedural quest for the truth. Featuring turns from an impressive cast including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alia Shawkat as the feisty daughter with a secret, Martin Henderson as the missing younger man and Meat Loaf, The Moment is a surprising and intelligent take on the psychological thriller.

—Cara Cusumano

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jane Weinstock

JANE WEINSTOCK was born in New York, graduated from Princeton University and attended the doctoral program in cinema studies at NYU. Her first feature, Easy, screened at the Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals, and she has written and directed several highly acclaimed short films. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Director
Jane Weinstock
Screenwriter
Gloria Norris & Jane Weinstock
Producer
Mary Jane Skalski, Julia Eisenman, Gloria Norris, Allan Jones, Jane Weinstock, James Welling
Editor
Stan Salfas, A.C.E., Ruben Sebban
Associate Producer
Olivia Harris, Stephanie Johnson
Cinematographer
James Laxton
Production Designer
Todd Fjelsted
Executive Producer
Michael F. Mitri
Composer
Nathan Larson
Co-Producer
Amy Lippens, Stephanie Laffin, Terry Leonard
Line Producer
Divi Crockett
Costume Designer
Justine Seymour
Casting
Amy Lippens CSA, Stephanie Laffin CSA
Cast
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Henderson, Alia Shawkat, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Meat Loaf, Navid Negahban

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Marian Koltai-Levine
PMK*BNC
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212 373 6130
marian.koltai@pmkbnc.com
US Sales Contact
Kevin Iwashina
Endeavor Contact
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310 246 3119
KIwashina@endeavorcontent.com
Print Source
Allan Jones
Momentous Development LLC
Belmont, 02478
Phone: 617 285 9306
jones.allan.r@gmail.com
Print Source
Stephanie Johnson
Sherman Oaks, 91403