2nd Semester OF CINECACHE FILM SERIES Opens with FREE Sneak Preview Screening of Fest Fave ‘MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE’
The CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF), in conjunction with the BRATTLE FILM FOUNDATION, begins the second semester of CineCache at 7:30pm Monday, September 26th at the historic art-house theatre in the heart of Cambridge’s Harvard Square. Kicking off the series for the year will be a free screening of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, which drew raves and awards at Sundance film festival this past January.
This gripping, fractured psychological drama follows Martha, a troubled young woman who has just escaped from an abusive secular cult. With nowhere else to turn, she moves into her uptight sister’s opulent Connecticut vacation home and tries to recover from her traumatic experiences. The film unfolds the layers of Martha’s involvement with the cult in flashback scenes that draw us deeper and deeper into her damaged psyche. A remarkable performance by Elizabeth Olsen anchors the film along with excellent turns by John Hawkes as the cult leader and Brady Corbet as his second in command.
Celebrating the yet-to-be discovered treasures of the independent film world, Chlotrudis and the Brattle present CINE-CACHE, a new bi-weekly series of film and discussion. Special screenings of sneak previews, festival favorites, regional features, and overlooked gems that haven’t played Boston are the kinds of films you’ll see in this exciting series. Filmmakers will be in attendance on select evenings and discussions will be held after all screenings. CineCache grows out of the long-running Sunday Eye Opener Series. During its run, the series hosted premieres of films such as Goodbye Dragon Inn, Hard Candy, Let The Right One In, Mutual Appreciation, Paranoid Park, The Pleasure of Being Robbed, The Proposition, Quiet City, Sin Nombre, Son Of Rambow, and The Wind That Shakes The Barley. This new series will feature similarly provocative and wide-ranging films. Weekly admission is $10 for the week, $60 for the series – but members of the Brattle or Chlotrudis pay $8/$50, and members of both groups pay even less.