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MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE sweeps the festival circuit

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE sweeps the festival circuit

Elizabeth Olsen, aka the younger sister of the Olsen twins, may be poised to upstage her famous older sisters with a performance in MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE that critics are calling “a tour de force, full of depth and complexity.” It’s kind of amazing that her first film credit, one of the Olsen twins’ childhood capers, HOW THE WEST WAS FUN, was made less than ten years ago. In the meantime, she graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, and now she’s back at the tender age of 22 to show us what she’s got.

But Olsen isn’t the only fresh new face…

Festival Update 2011 with Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, and Sean Durken

Festival Update 2011 with Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, and Sean Durken

Director Sean Durken’s goal to create films about women who have faced challenges results in Elizabeth Olsen’s break out performance. Want to see more? Check out clips from the festival here. Be sure to satisfy all your festival needs with the latest buzz, top stories, and celebrity interviews from Sundance Channel’s coverage of the 2011…