Tricks of a Woman, a new independent film directed by New Hampshire-based filmmaker Todd Norwood, will have its North American premiere this evening (April 22) at 8 p.m. at the AMC/Loews Boston Common as part of the 7th Annual Boston International Film Festival.
Tricks of a Woman is a Pygmalion-like story that explores the contrast between the world of high fashion modeling and that of the day-to-day routine of a normal New England fishing milieu. It is a story of a woman who goes from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan. Tricks of a Woman had its World Premiere on December 4, 2008, at the Monaco International Film Festival, where it won the festival's top award as Best Film. The film stars Scott Elrod (Men in Trees) and newcomer Elika Portnoy alongside Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), Natasha Lyonne (American Pie, Slums of Beverly Hills), Carlos Leon (Oz, Law and Order) and Jordan Carlos (The Colbert Report).
More information on the film and the festival can be found here.