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The Witch (2016)

The Witch (2016)

Film
Friday, April 29
11 pm
Cost: Free
When the youngest son of a rural family disappears, the family starts suspecting their eldest daughter of witchcraft, testing the clan's faith, loyalty, and love to each other.

USA, Canada, UK, Brazil | 92 min | R | DCP | Dir. Robert Eggers

In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer (Ralph Ineson), his wife (Kate Dickie) and four of their children when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy), the oldest daughter who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, twin siblings Mercy (Ellie Grainger) and Jonas (Lucas Dawson) suspect Thomasin of witchcraft, testing the clan's faith, loyalty and love to one another.

"A hugely assured debut, The Witch is a beautiful, bleak brainworm that will haunt you for days." (Chris Hewitt, Empire)

Watch the Trailer!

USA, Canada, UK, Brazil | 92 min | R | DCP | Dir. Robert Eggers

In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer (Ralph Ineson), his wife (Kate Dickie) and four of their children when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy), the oldest daughter who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, twin siblings Mercy (Ellie Grainger) and Jonas (Lucas Dawson) suspect Thomasin of witchcraft, testing the clan's faith, loyalty and love to one another.

"A hugely assured debut, The Witch is a beautiful, bleak brainworm that will haunt you for days." (Chris Hewitt, Empire)

Watch the Trailer!

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