“Double, double toil and trouble” well describes the hazards of female adolescence — and that’s before being accused of witchcraft. In “The Sisterhood of Night,” friends Mary (Georgie Henley), Catherine (Willa Cuthrell), and Lavinia (Olivia DeJonge) have a hard enough time just weathering their teen years. But things get out of control when a jilted classmate (Kara Hayward) points the finger at the three girls for causing her wounds, fainting spells, and worse — sparking a modern-day Salem witch trial exacerbated by online commenters and rumormongers. Throughout it all, Mary, Catherine, and Lavinia stay silent, fearful that revealing what they really do in the woods at midnight will break the spell of their close friendship.
Melissa Silverstein spoke to “Sisterhood” director Caryn Waechter and screenwriter Marilyn Fu — both making their feature debuts here — about their collaboration, their inspirations for their unique story, how they landed their producers, and why telling the truth about girlhood is so important.
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