Indymojo is proud to present a screening for “Martha Marcy May Marlene”!
Elizabeth Olsen stars in director Sean Durkin’s psychological thriller, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, about a young woman who undergoes an explosive crisis of identity after escaping the confines of a rural cult-like farming community. Trapped by unsettling flashes of memories from the past and visions of a perilous future, she becomes taken over by an unsettling sense of fear, leaving her consumed by paranoia and a mysterious burden of guilt.
The film, winner of the Best Director Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and the Cannes Prix de la Jeunesse, begins with Martha (Elizabeth Olsen in her feature film debut) running from an idyllic farmhouse into the woods of Upstate New York. Terrified, and with nowhere to turn, she calls the estranged sister she hasn’t seen in years (Sarah Paulson), and suddenly finds herself in a lush, lakeside Connecticut summerhouse with Lucy and her new husband Ted (Hugh Dancy). Yet, the beauty and comfort of Martha’s new surroundings clash with everything she is feeling as a secret fugitive from an unexplainable world, and so long away from society’s rules, she is unable to act in a way others find normal.
Martha may have run away, but she still is held captive by memories that slowly, devastatingly, begin to creep up on her. Seeping into her fledgling new life, revealing all that she has been through, from the innocent desire for familial love that brought her to a secluded farm commune to her chilling relationship with the fatherly but manipulative community leader Patrick (John Hawkes). Building, until they expose the heart-stopping source of her mounting dread.
The result is a closely observed tale of psychological suspense that is also an arresting meditation on identity, vulnerability and the hunger for family in forms both tender and dangerous.
Here’s what you have to do to get tickets!
1. Join our Indymojo movie lovers group to always be first to find out about new listings.
2. Go to the event link for “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and click that you are attending.
3. Share below a trailer to your favorite movie about a person living apart from society (with a cult, the Amish, Native Americans), any situation where someone is living apart from others. (How to Post a Youtube Video on Indymojo)
4. This event will have a Gofobo code which you can use to print up to two passes. I will send it out to your mailbox on Indymojo so check your inbox! Then show up at the theater an hour early at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 3rd because seating is limited even with tickets. The theater location will be ON your tickets.
See you at the movies!