Martha Marcy May Marlene Gets Beautiful New Poster, Creepy Long Trailer

By Sean O'Connell 2011-09-01 09:55:56discussion comments
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Fox Searchlight brings Sean Durkinís Martha Marcy May Marlene to the Toronto International Film Festival next week, making it the third fest stop for this buzzed-about thriller after Sundance and Cannes (where it largely received raves). In preparation for the splashy TIFF premiere, where it will screen as part of the Special Presentations section, the studio has released (via Empire) a longer trailer and teased a gorgeous poster for the film. We have both of them below:

Katey caught up with Durkinís drama in Sundance, calling it ďatmospheric and exceptionally well made.Ē It stars Elizabeth Olsen, sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley, as Martha, a vulnerable girl who falls under the spell of a potentially evil cult leader (played by John Hawkes). The clip explains the ďMarcy MayĒ part of the title. Iím still curious about ďMarlene.Ē And I want Durkinís film to answer the question thatís posed at the end of the clip, though Iím fairly certain Iíll be terrified by the reveal.

Anyway, Kateyís not alone in her praise. Martha was nominated for the Grand Jury prize at Sundance. Durkin took home that festivalís Directing award. And though it only has nine reviews at the moment, Martha is rocking 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Searchlight plans to open the movie in limited release on Oct. 21. Keep an eye on your local listings to see when Martha reaches your town.
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