The Girl on the Train

Synopsis: A documentary filmmaker boards a train at Grand Central Terminal, heading to upstate New York to interview the subjects of his latest project. A chance encounter with a mysterious young woman leads him on a journey of a very different sort, and within the blink of an eye, Hart is forced to leave his complacent life behind for a world in which the line between fantasy and reality is blurred. As Hart tells his strange story to a police detective he finds himself being questioned as Martin tries to discover whether Hart is the victim or the suspect in the strange affair.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Larry Brand
Production: Monterey Media
  1 win.
80 min

older than she.

What must she have thought

of this train...

and its strange cargo?

We looked at each other,

only inches away,

but it might have been

different continents.

Then she made

a quick motion,

and her small fingers

pushed through the slat.

She dropped something

into my palm,

and a moment later, as if the universe

had known that this moment had ended,

the train

started up again.

I looked down

at my hand,

and I saw

that she had given me...

the little gold cross

from around her neck.

There is always a moment

when your life changes,

though you may not

realize it at the time.

The words spoken,

the light falling across

someone's face in a certain way,

the moment you realize

you're in love or out of it.

History has turned on its axis,

and you will never be the same.

Right there.

Was she getting a speck out of

her eye or dabbing at a tear?

That touch, however small, turned

into flesh and blood for me...

A soul with a past,

a life with an arc.

A pretty girl on a train

is one thing,

a crying girl

a whole other matter.

I wasn't sure if it was

the same girl I'd seen before.

She looked different.

Are you okay?

Sorry. You just...

You seemed upset.

You know, trains

can make people sad.

It's like in all those

country-western songs.

- Country.

- Right.

There's always a train,

and there's always someone sad.

No. No one's called it country

and western in 30 years.

- Well...

- Your lens is showing.

It's my job.

If you're a private eye,

you suck at it.

Nothing surreptitious.

I'm shooting a documentary.

Is it on now?

Camera shy?

Who are those people who believe

a photograph captures your soul?


Pretty sure they're wrong.

What's it about?

Your movie.

I guess you could say

it's a love story.

I thought documentaries

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