In the exquisitely made and terrifying debut film from writer-director Robert Eggers, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest – within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately – 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 of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
THE WITCH: **For a link to online tickets, please click on the preferred showtime
Saturday, March 12
Doors 2:00 | Movie 2:30
Sunday, March 20
Doors 6:00 | Movie 6:30
All tickets $10 advance / $12 at the door
*Minors OK in balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
“The first great film of 2016 is a horror flick with Puritans, possessed kids, naked forest women and a haunting goat named Black Phillip.” (USA Today)
“With a gentle rap-rapping, Mr. Eggers intensifies the shivers with art-film moves, genre shocks and an excellent cast that includes a progressively rowdy menagerie. (The New York Times)
THE WITCH premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival – winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition – and painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin (a star-making turn from newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy) and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the horror genre.
THE WITCH (Robert Eggers, 2016 / 93 mins / 14A) | 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.