The suspenseful and provocative espionage thriller The East stars co-writer Brit Marling (Sound of My Voice, Another Earth) as former FBI agent Sarah Moss, who's starting a new career at an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of its A-list corporate clientele. Handpicked for a plum assignment by the company's head honcho, Sharon (Patricia Clarkson), Sarah goes deep undercover to infiltrate The East, an elusive anarchist collective seeking revenge against major corporations guilty of covering up criminal activity. Determined, highly-trained and resourceful, Sarah soon ingratiates herself with the group, overcoming their initial suspicions and joining them on their next action or "jam." But living closely with the intensely committed members of The East, Sarah finds herself torn between her two worlds as she starts to connect with anarchist Benji (Alexander Skarsgård) and the rest of the collective, and awakens to the moral contradictions of her personal life. Also starring Ellen Page and Julia Ormond. Directed and co-written by Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice, Another Earth). Official Web Site


THE EAST
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A Q&A with co-writer/director Zal Batmanglij and stars Patricia Clarkson and Ellen Page. Recorded May 31, 2013 at The Landmark in West L.A.

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Filmmaker Zal Batmanglij on the power of the tribe

Director:

Zal Batmanglij

Cast:

Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Aldis Hodge, Danielle Macdonald, Hillary Baack, Jason Ritter, Julia Ormond, Billy Magnussen, Wilbur Fitzgerald, John Neisler, Jamey Sheridan, Pamela Roylance

MPAA Rating:

PG-13

Run Time:

1hr 53mins

Release Year:

2013

Country Of Origin:

UK