Sundance Film Festival

The Making of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Here’s a curious (vaguely creepy) detail about the making of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, directed by Sean Durkin and starring Elizabeth Olsen (in a breakout role — the New York Post is calling her “the new supernova in the Sundance galaxy”) as a girl who escapes from a cult in the Catskills and struggles to leave her psychological scars behind.

From USA Today:

Olsen said the cast lived together communally during shooting on the upstate New York farm where much of the action takes place. There were no cellphones, only a single land line. In the evenings they would pass a guitar around — not unlike the cult depicted in the film.

The film debuted Friday at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

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