BLOW THE MAN DOWN
A night out quickly spins out of control for two sisters in a seaside town where long-buried secrets bubble to the surface in this taut and refreshing crime thriller.
At first glance, the New England town of Easter Cove looks like any idyllic sleepy fishing village. But a deeper look within reveals a rotted out husk of sin, corruption, and high crime, with nothing but dead ends for those poor souls who can’t scrape by, like sisters Priscilla (Sophie Lowe) and Mary Beth (Morgan Saylor) who are recently mourning the loss of their mother. When Mary Beth commits a desperate act in self-defense, their decision to cover it up is a spark that quickly catches fire, dredging up long-buried secrets that put them smack in the middle of a decades-long feud that could shatter the community. Keeping the pace taut and the suspense tightly wound like a pair of veteran craftspeople, filmmakers Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy breathe new life into thriller tropes while grounding their astute character studies with an authentic sense of place, signaling real promise of new cinematic voices. With a stellar cast of stage and screen veterans alongside powerhouse newcomers, the performances, bolstered by Margo Martindale’s perfectly balanced crime boss, sparkle throughout this refreshing take on the juicy crime yarn.
CAST: MORGAN SAYLOR, SOPHIE LOWE, MARGO MARTINDALE, JUNE SQUIBB, ANNETTE O’TOOLE
In Competition: First Feature Award, Narrative Feature Award
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