November 11, 2011

It’s an exciting time of year at the Angelika, as we starting seeing some of the incredible independent films that have been playing at top international film festivals and are likely to be the most interesting Academy Awards candidates this winter. Among those is MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, a Sundance favorite that continues to impress critics and audiences alike. Adam Conway with the Angelika Blog sat down with writer/director Sean Durkin and actress Elizabeth Olsen to discuss their work on the film, including Durkin’s intensive research into women who have lived within cults which inspired the film.

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE opens today at the Angelika in Hawaii Kahala 8, and continues through the weekend at the Angelika New York.

One of the most talked about movies out of this yearâ??s Sundance Film Festival, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE is an intense psychological thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a damaged woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, who struggles to reâ??assimilate with her family after fleeing a cult and its charismatic leader (played by Oscar nominee John Hawkes (WINTERâ??S BONE). Already generating Oscar buzz, writer/Director Sean Durkinâ??s haunting and impressive debut was honored with the Best Dramatic Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival.