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Tribeca Film Festival to Screen World Premiere of LIVE CARGO

The Tribeca Film Festival will present the World Premiere of LIVE CARGO on April 15, 2016 as part of the US Narrative Competition.

A grieving couple retreats to a remote Bahamian island where they become entangled in a dangerous turf war between the island's mayor and a greedy human trafficker.

Directed by Logan Sandler, LIVE CARGO stars Dree Hemingway, Keith Stanfield, Robert Wisdom, Leonard Howze and Sam Dillon. Produced by Thymaya Payne.

Following a devastating loss, Nadine (Dree Hemingway, STARLET) and Lewis (Keith Stanfield, SHORT TERM 12) retreat to a small Bahamian island where Nadine's family has kept a house for many years. As they try to heal and move forward with their relationship, the community on THE ISLAND shows signs of unraveling -- with the island's mayor, Roy (Robert Wisdom, "The Wire"), squaring off against Doughboy (Leonard Earl Howze), a human trafficker who manipulates the impressionable homeless teenager Myron (Sam Dillon) into assisting with his smuggling operation.

Based on writer-director Logan Sandler's own experience growing up in and around the Bahamas, LIVE CARGO is a powerful meditation on love, loss and healing in a post-colonial world. Shot entirely in black and white, the film upends the "tropical paradise" archetype through its sharp, neorealist focus on the day-to-day of THE ISLAND community. Newcomer Dillon delivers a breakout performance as Myron, a mysterious, homeless youth who is desperate to belong. LIVE CARGO marks Sandler's feature directorial debut and is co-written and produced by Thymaya Payne, director and producer of the award-winning documentary STOLEN SEAS.

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