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Posted on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 2:18 p.m.

Sundance USA movie 'The East' premieres in Park City, and Ann Arbor-bound filmmakers reflect on the first screening

By Jenn McKee


"The East" stars Alexander Skarsgard and Brit Marling at the Sundance Film Festival.

Todd Williamson | Associated Press

Local movie lovers may be anxiously awaiting next week's Sundance USA screening of "The East," at the Michigan Theater, but current Sundance Film Festival attendees in Park City got their first crack at seeing the film earlier this week, and SFF's website recently posted festival director John Cooper's "Morning After" interview with "The East" co-writer/director Zal Batmanglij and and co-writer/star Brit Marling. (Batmanglij and Marling will be in Ann Arbor to answer questions when the movie is screened at the Michigan on Thursday, January 31.)

“The East” tells the story of an undercover agent who infiltrates an eco-terrorist group, only to fall for the group’s leader.


Space Cowgirl

Sat, Jan 26, 2013 : 2:18 a.m.

The man in the caption is actually Alexander Skarsgard.

Jenn McKee

Sat, Jan 26, 2013 : 2:43 a.m.

Just fixed this. Thanks for letting us know!