The New "Cult" Classics: Three Movies Confront American Fanaticism

Perhaps it's not surprising that in the era of Bachmann and Palin, Hollywood has gotten interested in the relationship between women and fanaticism. Keep an eye out for these three releases.

Perhaps it's not surprising that in the era of Bachmann and Palin, Hollywood has gotten interested in the relationship between women and fanaticism. Keep an eye out for these three releases.

Higher Ground

Vera Farmiga's directorial debut is about an evangelical Christian struggling to reconcile her beliefs with the patriarchy of fundamentalism. Out August 26

Martha Marcy May Marlene

After fleeing a sexually abusive Svengali, Elizabeth Olsen (sister to the twins) tries to adjust to normal life but can't stop looking over her shoulder. Out October 21

Sound of My Voice

A drama about a pair of documentarians who set out to discredit an enigmatic guru (Brit Marling) who says she's from the future, only to become convinced she's telling the truth. Coming soon.

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