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    Brit Marling and Ellen Page Deconstruct 'The East' and Explain Why Robert Redford is an 'Anarchist Thinker'

    Two years after "Another Earth" and "Sound of My Voice" catapulted her to indie-icon status at Sundance, Brit Marling was back in Park City this January with her latest writing-acting effort, "The East." Directed and co-written by her "Sound of My Voice" collaborator Zal Batmanglij, the Fox Searchli...

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    'The East' Director Zal Batmanglij Narrates Pivotal Scene

    Writer-director Zal Batmanglij narrates a pivotal scene with an undercover agent (co-writer Brit Marling) trying to infiltrate anti- corporate terrorist group in "The East." Via The New York Times. Our interview with Marling is here. Her Georgetown senior convocation speech is here.

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    ‘The East’ Actress & Co-Writer Brit Marling Talks The Stakes Of Espionage Thrillers, Real Life Inspiration & More

    Alongside her co-conspirators and director friends Mike Cahill and Zal Batmanglij, actress and writer Brit Marling has fashioned a confident path for herself in the film world, simply by creating the roles she’d always wanted to play. In “Sound Of My Voice,” she played Maggie, the enigmatic cult lea...

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    Why Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' Is Fascinating and Illogical at the Same Time

    Suspenseful, ludicrous, fascinating, and utterly unsubtle, Zal Batmanglij's "The East" plays like an unholy mash-up of "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Alias." The film builds on the themes of cult and identity that Batmanglij and his star Brit Marling explored artfully in their breakout debut "The S...

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    A Dozen New Photos Of Brit Marling, Ellen Page & Alexander Skarsgard In 'The East'

    It’s a testament to the talents of Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling -- the writer/director and lead star of the Sundance hit, "The Sound of My Voice" -- that their indie thriller doesn’t look too out of place with its competition, especially during the crowded months of summer. The stylish thriller h...

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    Watch: Infiltrate & Obliterate With New Clip & 2 TV Spots For Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' Starring Brit Marling

    While this summer will see big films like "Pacific Rim," "Elyisum" and “Man Of Steel” stomping their way into theaters. they’ll be brushing elbows with indies like the latest film from Sundance darlings Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the thriller “The East.” And Fox Searchlight has released a new ...

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    Exclusive: New Images From Thriller 'The East' Starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård & Ellen Page

    With "Sound Of My Voice," director Zal Batmanglij, and co-writer and star Brit Marling, delved into the world of infiltration, exploring the repercussions of going down the rabbit hole and what happens when expectations are upended, and sympathies to cult behavior start to emerge. And it seems to be...

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    Brit Marling & Michael Pitt Join 'Another Earth' Director Mike Cahill's Next Film 'I Origins'

    Since turning heads in 2011’s low-key sci-fi film “Another Earth,” actor/writer Brit Marling has appeared in other similarly small-scale takes on plots that are usually reserved for big studio pictures, her latest being the Zal Batmanglij-helmed thriller “The East.” Though it only hits theaters at t...

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    Olivia Wilde Out, Brit Marling In For 'The Keeping Room' With Hailee Steinfeld

    Olivia Wilde has deserted her post in Daniel Barber’s “The Keeping Room,” the Civil War era dramatic thriller in which she was set to star opposite Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie. Wilde and Steinfeld were to play sisters who, along with an African-American slave (Beharie), are forced to defend ...

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    Watch: The Unexpected Is The Advantage In New Trailer For 'The East'

    The risk of going undercover (especially in the movies) is that you can go so deep that you can't come up again. And that threat forms the crux of "Sound Of My Voice" director Zal Batmanglij's latest tale of infiltration, "The East." Only this time, it's coming with a zeitgeist-worthy twist.

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