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    WATCH: Two Alternate Endings to 'The East' with Brit Marling and Alexander Skarsgard

    Zal Batmanglij's "The East" could have ended dramatically differently, judging from one of the two alternate endings to the punkish episonage thriller, both posted below.

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    Box Office Report: The Bling Ring Starts Off Hot

    Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring opened in five locations this past weekend and grossed $210,000 for a per screen average of $42,000.

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    Exclusive: Malcolm Gladwell Discusses 'The East' With Zal Batmanglij & Brit Marling In New Featurette

    Well, here's an intriguing step out of the ordinary. While film featurettes usually present the principal cast and crew talking about the making of a movie, it's rare they'll bring in someone from the outside to probe a little bit deeper. And it's even rarer they'll bring in someone like celebrated ...

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    Review: 'The East' Is A Divisive, But Stylish Thriller & Worthy Companion Piece To 'Sound Of My Voice'

    The first images in "The East" – the new thriller from Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, the team who made last year's underrated cult thriller "Sound Of My Voice" – are grainy footage of intruders breaking into someone's home juxtaposed with images of seagulls covered in oil. We are told through voi...

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    The East

    Two years ago, Brit Marling was the talk of Sundance: a newcomer with two movies in competition which she co-wrote and costarred in.

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    Interview: Brit Marling Writes and Toplines Anarchist Thriller 'The East,' "an action film for a girl" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Brit Marling is a fascinating example of a brainy talent who in 2009 turned her back on the financial security of Wall Street to follow her yen to make movies. She and her Georgetown buddy Zal Batmanglij, while they were unable to get work in film, spent that first summer trawling around the country...

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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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