The Keeping Room
- 95 min
- Directed by: Daniel Barber
- Written by: Julia Hart
- Cast: Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington, Ned Dennehy
- UK release: 17 June 2016
Towards the end of the American Civil War, sisters Augusta (Marling) and Louise (Steinfeld) and their African-American slave Mad (Otaru) are forced to defend their homestead from two violent Union soldiers (Worthington and Dennehy). Writer Hart celebrates sisterhood, cunning and visceral determination and Barber ensures that even the most harrowing moments aren’t exploitative. Wonderful stuff.
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The Keeping Room13 Jun 2016
Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld protect their homestead in a wonderful feminist western
During the dying days of the American Civil War, sisters Augusta and Louise (Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld) and their African-American slave Mad (Muna Otaru) are forced to defend their isolated South Carolina homestead from two violent soldiers…
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