Q&A with Alistair Banks Griffin

Naomi Watts gives a spring-loaded performance as an acclaimed writer suffering from extreme agoraphobia in Alistair Banks Griffin’s sophomore feature, a sweaty, intensely atmospheric examination of fear itself as a mortal foe to be vanquished. June Leigh (Watts) lives cloistered in an uptown apartment, struggling to work on her second book during the summer of 1977, when New York was rocked by the Son of Sam serial killings and citywide blackouts. Visitors from the world outside (a friend, a cop, a bodega owner, a gigolo) drift in and out of frame as June grows increasingly paranoid, in parallel with rising tensions on the streets below; meanwhile, the specter of an unseen threat menacing June’s fragile equilibrium draws ever closer. A Brainstorm Media release.