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The Keeping Room

Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, and Muna Otaru in 'The Keeping Room

Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three southern girls—Augusta (Brit Marling), her younger sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld), and their slave Mad (Muna Otaru)—have thus far found a way to survive the difficult times. But when Louise falls ill, Augusta rides into town to find medicine and draws the attention of two Union soldiers—Moses (Sam Worthington) and Henry (Kyle Soller)—who have broken off from Sherman's invading army. The soldiers follow Augusta, but what they encounter once they reach the girls' homestead is significantly more than they bargained for. Directed by Daniel Barber ("Harry Brown"), "The Keeping Room" is a fresh take on the home invasion thriller that is simultaneously character-driven, dramatic, action-packed and richly cinematic.

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