The summer of 1977 was a fateful period in New York City, USA. Not only the murders of David Berkowitz, also called Son of Sam, were in their crowning moment. Also, the city got hit by the infamous blackout on July 13–14, 1977 were almost the entire city was affected by a massive electricity blackout and resulted in citywide looting and other acts of criminal activity and arson. A shocking way towards the end of one of the craziest decades the city has had.
In the movie The Wolf Hour (2019), June was once a known counterculture figure, a cultural icon and activist during the 1960s, now fallen from grace and a shell of her former self, but that was a decade ago. Now, in 1977, she lives alone in her South Bronx apartment, having all but cut herself off from the outside world. It’s the notorious “Summer of Sam” and June only has to look out of her window to see the violence escalating with the brutal summer heat. The city is on a knife’s edge, a pressure-cooker about to explode into the incendiary blackout riots.
Called “grimy, tense and menacing” by Bloody Disgusting, The Wolf Hour (2019) is the new movie of writer and director Alistair Banks Griffin, after his successful debut film Two Gates of Sleep (2010), who got nominated for awards at Cannes Film Festival back in 2010.
Naomi Watts is the main star in The Wolf Hour (2019). Two times Oscar-nominated, perhaps she is not the most assiduous face in genre movies but she’s been taking part in Tank Girl (1995), The Ring (2002), The Ring Two (2005), Stay (2005), Funny Games (2007), and David Lynch‘s Mulholland Drive (2001) and Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) TV series. Together with her, Emory Cohen, Jennifer Ehle, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeremy Bobb, Brennan Brown, Maritza Veer, Angel Christian Roman, and Justin Clarke also star.
The Wolf Hour (2019) had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019, where it was nominated for NEXT Innovator Award. Shortly after, Brainstorm Media acquired distribution rights to the film. Now, its first official trailer has been released, and you can watch it here:
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