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Watch: Brainwashed Mary Elizabeth Winstead Tries To Deprogram In The First Trailer For ‘Faults’

Watch: Brainwashed Mary Elizabeth Winstead Tries To Deprogram In The First Trailer For ‘Faults’

Post-cult trauma is a big thing in movies these days. The topic was explored with chilling preciseness in “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” and the upcoming “Faults” extends that conversation. It’s easy to see why, the ideas of control, identity, and false perceptions are strong fodder for drama
and conflicted characters.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead
’s career choices have been rather rigorous, knocking down great performances in indies like “Smashed,” “Alex Of Venice,” and now “Faults.” The movie tells the story of a washed up expert on mind control who is hired by the desperate parents of a young girl (Winstead) to
deprogram their daughter who has fallen in with a cult. However, the gig doesn’t unfold as planned, and soon the two are locked in a psychological battle
of wills.

The movie co-stars Leland Orser, Jon Gries, Beth Grant, Chris Ellis, and Lance Reddick.

We debuted the poster yesterday

and now the first trailer has arrived. The directorial debut of filmmaker Riley Stearns (the shorts “The Cub,” “Casque”),
who also happens to be Mr. Winstead, our

review from SXSW last year wrote

, “ ‘Faults’ is a strangely funny, often eerie accomplishment, and it’s a testament to why people like us tend to call first features like this
‘promising.’ ”

Screen Media Films
has picked up “Faults” for theatrical release on March 6th. Watch below.

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