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The East

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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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    Weekend Preview: Head to 'The East' and Must-See 'Hannah Arendt'; Critics Skewer Shyamalan's 'After Earth'

    If you live in a "limited release" city, then you've got a fine array of moviegoing options for the weekend. Zal Batmanglij's "The East," starring co-writer Brit Marling, Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard, is a smart anti-establishment thriller gaining good reviews from critics. Same goes for Sunda...

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    Director Zal Batmanglij Talks Making 'The East,' Harnessing The Power Of Young Filmmakers & Creating An Anarchist Collective

    With "The East," director Zal Batmanglij crafts a combination of spy thriller and intimate romance against the backdrop of eco-terrorism, pitting the titular anarchist collective against the faceless corporations polluting the environment. It's a group facing an established system -- exactly how Bat...

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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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    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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    Trailer Watch: Second Trailer for The East - Co-Written by and Starring Brit Marling

    As the trailers for The East continue to roll out and with its recent outing at SXSW, the buzz for Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's tense thriller is growing.

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