After 10 years in the making, The Girl, the latest film by director David Riker and (my producer husband) Paul Mezey, premiered to a sold out audience at The Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night. The film which stars Abbie Cornish and Will Patton plays at several venues in New York through April 29th.
Film Synopsis - "Emotionally distraught from losing custody of her son Georgie and running out of options to earn a living to win him back, single mother Ashley (Abbie Cornish) becomes desperate when she loses her job at a local Austin megastore. So when the risky opportunity arises to become a coyote—smuggling illegal immigrants over the Texas border—she takes it. The harrowing experience results in unforeseen rewards and consequences, as Ashley forges an intense bond with a young Mexican girl who forces her to confront her past, accept the mistakes she's made, and look to the future. "
Says Cornish of the film, "This was the most intense, beautiful and collaborative filmmaking experience I've ever had… [The film] has a heartbeat, it has a soul."
Critic Steve Ponds of The Wrap sums up the festival performances this way "The actress whose star shone brightest on Friday at Tribeca was clearly Abbie Cornish, whose startling performance in David Riker's drama "The Girl" drew raves."
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