Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 28th at 8pm for The East at the Somerville 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.
Note: This screening is part of IFFBoston 2013 (which begins Wednesday and runs for a week). You can (and should) buy your tickets in advance here.
THE EAST, a suspenseful and provocative espionage thriller from acclaimed writer/director Zal Batmanglij and writer/actress Brit Marling (ANOTHER EARTH, IFFBoston 2011), stars Marling as former FBI agent Sarah Moss. Moss is starting a new career at Hiller Brood, an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of its A-list corporate clientele. Handpicked for a plum assignment by the companys head honcho, Sharon (Patricia Clarkson), Sarah goes deep undercover to infiltrate The East, an elusive anarchist collective seeking revenge against major corporations guilty of covering up criminal activity.
Determined, highly trained, and resourceful, Sarah soon ingratiates herself with the group, overcoming their initial suspicions and joining them on their next action, or jam. But living closely with the intensely committed members of The East, Sarah finds herself torn between her two worlds as she starts to connect with anarchist Benji (Alexander Skarsgard, True Blood) and the rest of the collective, and awakens to the moral contradictions of her personal life.