The Keeping Room

Screening: Sunday, May 3, 10pm


Directed by Daniel Barber

Starring: Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington, and Muna Otaru

Running Time: 95 minutes

Synopsis: This western drama directed by Daniel Barber and written by Julia Hart (which landed on the 2012 Black List of Hollywood’s most celebrated unproduced screenplays) looks at the waning days of the Civil War from the unusual perspective of a pair of South Carolina sisters (Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld) left behind to work the family farm with the aid of a female slave (Muna Otaru) after the men have gone off to fight and presumably die in the struggle against the North. While wondering what the future will bring with the inevitable coming of Yankee troops, the three are faced with a more immediate peril in the form of a pair of advance scouts (Sam Worthington and Kyle Solter) who are on their own personal rampage and whom they are forced to fight off in an equally brutal manner.

What the Critics Are Saying:
“This is a film that deserves to be seen for its visual touches and for Marling, who continues to expand her range and show why she’s bound to end up with a major award on her mantle sooner rather than later.”
-Jim Vorel, Paste Magazine

“The Keeping Room is beautiful, suspenseful and thoughtful. A true triumph!”
-David James, We Got This Covered

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