June Watch : The East
Already a huge fan of Another Earth, Sound of My Voice and girl crush on Brit Marling already formed, The East did not disappoint. Arguably the most main stream of the three movies written and starring Marling, the third in the trio was a shocking, eye opening spy thriller, but retained the subtlety I admire in the actresses work. I can’t wait to see what comes next….
Below, an excerpt from an interview on Philly.com :
"We just had backpacks, and we learned to train hop," she recalls. "I was really interested in the idea of becoming self-sufficient - learning how to grow your own food and learning how to light a fire and live in the wilderness.
"And eventually, that became a part of learning about the freegan culture, which is sort of living off the grid of capitalism - and then eventually that fell into anarchists collectives. We basically traveled back and forth across the states and met up with all kinds of different people… . And one of the things that I took away the most from that summer was how much these collectives, in creating a sense of community, had given these people’s lives meaning.
"You know, we live in this strange time where we’ve broken with nature, we’ve broken with the extended family, now we’re even breaking away from the nuclear family - it’s all about the individual and the individual’s pursuits. And that’s a lonely and terribly isolating existence, something for which Twitter is no remedy.
"But what was amazing about these groups is that they were building tribes again, and they were trusting each other, and they were living a communal life. And it was beautiful and inspiring."