The Keeping Room

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USA | 2015 | 95 Minutes | Daniel Barber

October 30 - November 5, 2015

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld star in this ruthless thriller set during the end of the Civil War, a tense and uncompromising tale of survival that shatters both gender and genre conventions – existing somewhere between Cold Mountain and Straw Dogs.

Based on Julia Hart’s revered 2012 Black List screenplay, and directed by Academy Award® Nominated Daniel Barber (Harry Brown), The Keeping Room begins near the end of the Civil War, when young Southern woman Augusta (Marling) encounters a pair of renegade, drunken soldiers on a mission of murder and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister (Steinfeld) and their female slave (newcomer Muna Otaru). The women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home––and themselves––as the escalating attacks become more unpredictable and relentless.

  • Director: Daniel Barber
  • Principal Cast: Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington, Muna Otaru, Kyle Soller
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 95 Minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Rating: R