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R| 1 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
California couple Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius) set out to make a documentary meant to expose a charismatic cult leader named Maggie (Brit Marling) as a fraud. Maggie claims to be from the year 2054 and is seemingly allergic to almost everything in her environment; she lives in a basement, subsisting on canned oxygen, homegrown food and the blood of her acolytes. Though at first, Peter and Lorna are adamant that Maggie is a fake, they both soon fall under her spell.

Cast: Christopher Denham , Nicole Vicius , Brit Marling , Avery Kristen Pohl , Davenia McFadden , Kandice Stroh , Richard Wharton , Alvin Lam

Director: Zal Batmanglij

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Sound of My Voice (2011)

Release Date: April 27th, 2012|1 hr. 24 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Given the number of real-world cults that have ended in major bloodshed, there's some irony - and no small narrative coquetry - in any drama on the subject that ducks out so pointedly at the finish. show more

  • This clever, low-budget film kicks the concept up a few notches to mesmerizing. show more

  • The film is thin and mannered, even though many of the mannerisms are intrinsic to its shrewd vision of cult behavior. There's no arguing, though - and who would want to? - Ms. Marling's extraordinary gift for taking the camera and weaving a spell. show more

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'Sound of My Voice' Sundance Review: Cults, Time Travel and a Promising New Star

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jan 27th, 2011 10:30PM

While most of Sundance has been talking about break-out star (and hidden Olsen sister) Elizabeth Olsen, a girl by the name of Brit Marling is simultaneously catapulting herself to Sundance super...

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