Martha Marcy May Marlene

Carrick Film Society is showing ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ on Thursday, October 4, in Carrick Cineplex.

Carrick Film Society is showing ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ on Thursday, October 4, in Carrick Cineplex.

Martha Marcy May Marlene is a 2011 American drama film written and directed by Sean Durkin and starring Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson and Hugh Dancy.

Martha calls her estranged sister, Lucy, asking her to come pick her up. It’s been years since the siblings have spoken but Lucy and husband Ted welcome the plainly-troubled girl into their house not knowing that for two years Martha has lived as Marcy May in a religious hippy cult.

This is a powerful psychological thriller about a young woman rapidly unravelling amidst her attempt to reclaim a normal life.

It deservedly caused a stir at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

All films are shown at Carrick Cineplex on Thursdays at 8.30pm. For further information, call (086) 3856776.