On July 13, 1977, New York experienced a blackout that affected most of the city, eventually turning a warm summer night into one of violent riots throughout the city.
It’s a premise perfect for the screen. The Wolf Hour sees Naomi Watts as June, once a celebrated counter-culture figure, but now living alone in her fifth-floor South Bronx apartment, all but cut off from the outside world. As she retreats further into her own world, she begins to be tormented by an unseen force.
Written and directed by Alistair Banks Griffin, the film also stars Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Jennifer Ehle. Our first look at the film sees Watts, looking sweaty and nervous, interacting with her apartment intercom. Set to screen at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the film’s oppressive setting is sure to contrast well with the Utah snowscape.