Martha Marcy May Marlene
Directed by: Sean Durkin
USA | 102 minutes | Rated R
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
A troubled young woman, haunted by her past and tormented by ever-increasing paranoia, attempts to reintegrate with her family.
"It takes less than five minutes for Martha Marcy May Marlene to go from lulling to deeply unnerving, its mood seamlessly shifting from bucolic observance to low-grade but steady dread. Writer-director Sean Durkin's story of a woman fleeing a cultlike community heralds the debut of an impressive filmmaking talent and the equally promising arrival of actress Elizabeth Olsen. With uncanny quiet and low-grade action, Durkin and Olsen keep us fretting about when, and in what form, violence might arrive. A movie can be as creepy as all get-out without screams or splatter. Durkin depicts a horror that some among us actually live, where the search for family leads to something familiar and dangerous." - Lisa Kennedy, The Denver Post
Nominated Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, 2011