“Trucker” will be screened at the 15th Annual Austin Film Festival this month. The 15th Annual Austin Film Festival will run October 16-23, and “Trucker” is to screen in the Narrative Feature Competition category at 7.15 pm, on Sunday, October 19, at the Bob Bullock Spirit Theater, and at 7 pm, on Tuesday, 21 October, at Arbor. Benjamin features in this movie as Leonard/Len Bonner. “Trucker” tells the story of Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan), a vivacious and successful independent truck driver, leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son Peter (Jimmy Bennett) shows up at her door. Peter hasn’t seen his mother since he was a baby and wants Diane as little as she wants him; but with his father Len (Benjamin Bratt) in the hospital, Diane and Peter are stuck with each other – at least for a while. Burdened with this new responsibility and seeing the life of freedom she’s fought for jeopardized, Diane steps reluctantly into her past and looks sidelong at a future that is not as simple or straightforward as she had once believed. (Trucker Official Fan Site)
“Trucker” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24, 2008, and received good reviews (snippets can be found at the movie official fan site, Review Snippits). Unfortunately, I couldn’t find announcements about when it will be released in theaters, as from what I read, it sounds a promising movie and it would be a pity if just festival goers had the chance to see it.