The Keeping Room

Join Indievents and Club David, Wednesday, December 2nd, for the South Dakota Premiere of The Keeping Room.

In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Brit Marling, Arbitrage, The East) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington, Avatar & Kyle Soller, BBC's "Poldark") who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2) and their female slave Mad (newcomer Muna Otaru.) When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home--and themselves--as the escalating attacks become more unpredictable and relentless.

Based on Julia Hart's revered 2012 Black List screenplay, and directed by Academy Award® Nominated Daniel Barber (Harry Brown), The Keeping Room is a tense and uncompromising tale of survival that also shatters both gender and genre conventions.

"Epic ... A feminist western with bite." - Indiewire

"Combines the feminist fire of Mad Max: Fury Road with the gritty Western thrills of Unforgiven" - Time Out New York

"A beautifully breathless revisionist western." - Little White Lies

"has been described as a mix of Cold Mountain and Straw Dogs — and we're not about to argue with that assessment." - Entertainment Weekly

"Impactful and jarring...a near-perfect capturing of the stifling, war-torn American South." - Paste Magazine

"The Keeping Room is yet another powerful, post-apocalyptic survivalist drama about man's inhumanity to man—in this case, woman." - Vulture

The screening will be held at Club David in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets at Club David, Zandbroz, The Last Stop CD Shop, or online at EventBrite (click button below).