If there's one thing we love here in the Big Apple it's getting to feel like we're better than everyone else in the world. Getting to see a special screening of a movie might not be the greatest thing in the world but it's still good enough for a late night text to your douche bag brother-in-law who lives in L.A.
The movie is "Silent House" staring Elizabeth Olsen and it's showing this Saturday, February 25th, at The Walter Reade Theater as part of our annual, eclectic film festival, Film Comment Selects. The screening is being put on by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City and since the film looks pretty awesome it's not too shabby of an opportunity to see it 2 weeks before everyone else.
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.
More info on the screening can be found here.