By the early morning hours Saturday, the snow was falling and audiences and indie players were looking forward to shaking off the early, excited jitters and settling into the first-weekend groove. On the potential sales front, several UTA-repped films have serious interest from buyers, including "The Guard," "Margin Call" and "Martha Marcy May Marlene." But few movies strike as a slamdunk in the indie world, and interested buyers are noting that all three require nuanced strategic thinking to make them work in the marketplace.
Elizabeth Olsen pulls off a pretty amazing transformation in Sean Durkin's "Martha Marcy May Marlene," a competition film that had its premiere at the Eccles Theatre Friday afternoon. The newcomer unleashes a warm, guileless smile and bright eyes in early flashback scenes that are eventually so wholly driven from her face that it’s as if life itself was beaten out of her.Read more
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