Hot off earning the #7 spot on my list of 2011′s best, I’ve got a couple copies of the DVD release of Martha Marcy May Marlene available for you to win. I’ve probably talked up the film enough recently, so let’s just jump into some info, and let you sign up for your chance to win a copy.
GET CAPTIVATED BY ELIZABETH OLSEN IN THE GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
Featuring the Award Winning Short Film “Mary Last Seen”
From 2011 Sundance Film Festival “Best Director” winner Sean Durkin, in his feature film debut, and featuring breakout star Elizabeth Olsen in her “Best Female Lead” Film Independent Spirit Award nominated role, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 21 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, a young woman named Martha (Olsen) tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha’s past trigger a chilling paranoia — and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begin to blur.
Supported by unforgettable powerhouse performances from Academy Award® nominee John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone, American Gangster) and Sarah Paulson (Down With Love, What Women Want), the MARTHA MARCY MARY MARLENE Blu-ray and DVD is rich with special features, including “Mary Last Seen,” the chilling short film by writer/director Durkin that started it all.
As a little special bit of fun, let’s take a quick look at the star, and what she’s been doing.
The Other Olsen
Martha Marcy May Marlene introduced the world to “the other” Olsen girl – Elizabeth Olsen. Though many may be familiar with her sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley, Elizabeth Olsen has been steadily climbing Hollywood’ radar with her breakthrough performance in the starring role in Martha Marcy May Marlene. In this feature, we will examine her upcoming films that will for sure highlight her extraordinary talent.
Elizabeth Olsen returned back to Sundance this year with Liberal Arts after taking Sundance 2011 by storm with her breakthrough role in Martha Marcy May Marlene, one of the first major acquisitions of the festival. Written and directed by leading star Josh Radnor as Jesse, a 35-year old New Yorker who returns back to his Midwestern Liberal Arts college to help honor his favorite professor who’s retiring, meets a 19-year-old sophomore, played by Olsen, and sparks begin to fly between the two. IFC Films acquired the film prior to the festival’s ending.
Though Martha Marcy May Marlene had elements of fear in the plot, Silent House marks Elizabeth Olsen’s horror debut where she stars as Sarah, a young woman who is terrorized while trapped inside her family’s lakeside home. Olsen has the starring role in this remake of a Uruguayan film of the same name.
When Elizabeth Olsen returned back to Park City at 2012 Sundance International Film Festival, she premiered not one but two films ¬ Liberal Arts and Red Lights. Proving her acting chops in her debut role in Martha Marcy May Marlene, Olsen found herself starring alongside Hollywood veterans Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver. Red Lights tells the story of a psychologist (Weaver) and her assistant (played by Cillian Murphy) who investigate paranormal hoaxes and are faced with their greatest challenge yet when a renowned blind psychic reappears after 30 years. Like Liberal Arts, Red Lights is also quickly snatched up in the festival; Millennium Entertainment acquired the rights domestically for theatrical release.
For your chance to win a copy of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE on DVD, simply answer the following question:
What Academy Award nominated actor plays a key role in Martha Marcy May Marlene?
• John Hawkes
• Hugh Dancy
• Christopher Abbott
Leave a comment with your answer for your chance to win! Two winners will be randomly selected on March 1st!
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In her stunning feature film debut, Elizabeth Olsen delivers "an electrifying, star-is-born performance" (Rolling Stone) in this gripping psychological thriller that is "far and away one of the year's best!" (Associated Press) After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader (Academy Awardr Nominee John Hawkes), a young woman named Martha (Olsen) tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha's past trigger a chilling paranoia - and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begin to blur.