Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 5th at 7:15p for Martha Marcy May Marlene at the Brattle Theatre . Look for Dan wearing a multicolored shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
This gripping, fractured psychological drama follows Martha (Olsen), a troubled young woman who has just escaped from an abusive secular cult. With nowhere else to turn, she moves into her uptight sisters opulent Connecticut vacation home and tries to recover from her traumatic experiences. The film unfolds the layers of Marthas involvement with the cult in flashback scenes that draw us deeper and deeper into her damaged psyche.