“Trucker” opens in US theaters this month.
Opening on Thursday, October 8, 2009:
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Opening on Friday, October 9, 2009.
701 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA
1517 W. Fullerton Ave,
(through Thursday, October 15, 2009)
2401 Swan Lake Blvd
4014 Dutchmans Lane
St Matthews, KY
El Morro Theatre
207 W Coal Ave
Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
The Hollywood Theatre
1449 Potomac Ave
Opening on Friday, October 16, 2009:
Laemmle’s Music Hall 3
9036 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA
Cinemas Palme D’Or
72840 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA
Regency South Coast Village
1561 West Sunflower Ave.
Santa Ana, CA
86 Temple Street
New Haven, CT
Frank Theatres,Towne Stadium 16
6733 Blackhorse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Opening on Friday, October 23, 2009:
Mos’ Art Theatre
700 Park Avenue
Lake Park, FL
4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
1 North Forest Beach Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 686- 3500
Angelika Film Center & Café
5321 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
Showing on Monday, October 26, and Tuesday, October 27, 2009:
432 State Street
Moreover, “Trucker” will be shown at
The Movies at the Museum
Portland Museum of Art Seven Congress Square
on Friday, November 20, Saturday, November 21, and Sunday, November 22, 2009.
New York Special Events:
Following the screening on October 8, at 7.30 pm, filmmaker James Mottern and actress Michelle Monaghan will be interviewed by New York Times critic Janet Maslin at the Jacob Burns Film Center, while they will host a Q&A event on October, 9 and 10, following the prime evening show of “Trucker” at the Village East Cinema.
The trailer can be watched at
And here is a screen capture of Benjamin in the film:
Hopefully, it will receive wider as well as international release soon.
I’de like to remind that “Trucker” won a Juried Award for Best Narrative Feature Film at the 18th Woods Hole Film Festival, and that Michelle Monaghan was honored with Excellence in Acting Award at 2009 Vail Film Festival.
Besides, “Trucker” was included in the official selection of the
- Tribeca Film Festival in 2008,
- Austin Film Festival in 2008,
- Oxford Film Festival in 2009,
- Florida Film Festival in 2009, and
- Vail Film Festival in 2009.
“Trucker” tells the story of Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan), a vivacious and successful independent truck driver, who leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking with Runner (Nathan Fillion, Serenity, Waitress, “Castle”) until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son, Peter (Jimmy Bennett, young James Kirk in Star Trek) is unexpectedly dropped at her door.
Peter hasn’t seen his mother since he was a baby and wants to live with Diane as little as she wants him, but they are stuck with each other – at least for now, while his father Len (Benjamin Bratt) is in the hospital.
Burdened with this new responsibility and seeing the life of freedom she’s fought for now jeopardized, Diane steps reluctantly into her past and looks sidelong at an uncharted future that is not as simple or straightforward as she had once believed possible.