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Watch: Brit Marling on Female Empowerment and More Clips From the ‘The Keeping Room’ Cast

Watch: Brit Marling on Female Empowerment and More Clips From the 'The Keeping Room' Cast

Before this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) comes to a close, we still have a a couple more TIFF Talks to share. Throughout the festival, Indiewire has hosted a series of chats with filmmakers and actors who are behind some of this year’s most innovative films. The latest chat features the director, writer and three actresses from “The Keeping Room.” 

READ MORE: Toronto Review: ‘The Keeping Room’ is a Feminist Western With Bite

One of the surprise hits to come out of TIFF is Daniel Barber’s action-thriller “The Keeping Room,” which stars Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru. The film looks at the closing days of the Civil War, where three women–two sisters and a slave–fight to protect themselves and their home.

Check out the clips from the panel below: 

Brit Marling on Falling in Love with the Script 
Brit Marling speaks about what first drew her to “The Keeping Room” project, particularly referencing the complex, female-empowering script.


Muna Otaru on Landing a Leading Role
Muna Otaru, a young actress who has appeared in a bunch of small parts throughout the years, shares the story about how she landed (much to her surprise) a leading role in “The Keeping Room.”


Brit Marling on Writing 
Brit Marling talks about the type of things she likes to write, bringing up powerful voices such as Kristen Wiig and Lena Dunham.

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