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Laura Lau, Chris Kentis, 2011
USA | 86 minutes
Directors Laura Lau and Chris Kentis in person for Q&A after February 25 screening!
In Martha Marcy May Marlene, Elizabeth Olsen sought refuge from a cult inside her sister’s luxurious lake house. In this perfectly executed minimalist thriller from the directors of 2003’s vérité shark-attack quickie Open Water, Olsen meets up with a lakeside retreat of an older, darker variety, finding herself trapped inside the dilapidated cabin her family is readying for sale. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house. Based on Uruguayan director Gustavo Hernández’s 2010 La casa muda, Silent House uses meticulous camera choreography to take the audience on a breathless, real-time journey, experienced in a single uninterrupted shot. Catch it before its March 9 theatrical release.