Writer/Director Robert Eggers and Actress Anya Taylor-Joy appears at the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:30 PM in person for a Q&A after the screening of THE WITCH. Free downloadable passes available at the link!
In this exquisitely-made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are brought together to tell the riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling. Set in New England circa 1630, THE WITCH follows a farmer who get cast out of his colonial plantation and is forced to move his family to a remote farm on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches. Soon after, strange and unsettling things begin to happen—the animals turn malevolent, the crops fail, and one child disappears while another seemingly becomes possessed. As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to blame teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies… but as circumstances become increasingly treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138