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Thirst Street

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on: October 26, 2017, 06:28:09 PM

Gina, an American flight attendant, falls in with a Parisian bartender on a layover only to find herself tangled in a web of deception, delusion and unrequited amour fou.

Directed by Nathan Silver (Stinking Heaven)
Written by Nathan Silver and C. Mason Wells
Release Date - Played briefly in NY and LA in September, further release plans unknown

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The latest output from filmmaker Nathan Silver (Stinking Heaven, Actor Martinez) is a neon-lit, psychosexual thriller about an American flight attendant named Gina (Lindsay Burdge) who, following a recent tragedy, inserts herself in the life of a Parisian man named Jerome (Damien Bonnard), eventually becoming obsessive to the point of extreme consequences. On the exterior, viewers are provided with a classic downward spiral of a character arc but, upon closer investigation, Thirst Street is more so a genuine examination of the places that the mind takes the body when attempting to deal with post-traumatic stress.

Each year, at least a few films tackle the subject matter of post-traumatic stress disorder, and usually only one or two successfully dive deep enough into the human mind to justify the strange and erratic behavior of their trauma-inflicted protagonists and antiheroes. Ginaís decision making abilities will indeed be placed under scrutiny by viewers throughout the experience of watching her falter over and over, until she is completely consumed by her delusions. But what Silver and his cast and crew are attempting to explore here, and what the heart of the film is really about is shedding light on the obscure and difficult places that our psyches can take us to when consumed by this sort of stress.

Itís less important to attempt to figure out why Gina is torturing herself by becoming consumed by a near stranger and burning bridges with all of her previous friends & relationships, and more important to simply place oneself in Ginaís shoes and, experientially, undergo the aftershocks of trauma alongside her until a place of sympathy is reached. And thatís exactly what Silver and his team have done so well in the process of producing this film.