The Witch

Friday, October 2nd, at 7:15pm

This acclaimed period drama/horror film is a feminist narrative that focuses on an American colonial family as they undergo what seems to be an otherworldly curse. In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer, his wife and their children when strange and unsettling things begin to happen – animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy from Emma) of witchcraft. This is the first feature film by filmmaker Robert Eggers (The Lighthouse). (2016, R, 92 mins)