The gallery is nearly complete – I have just added some missing magazine scans and photoshoots that Brit has done in 2012/13 – the W Magazine shoot with Eddie Redmayne is a particular favourite!
Brit Marling on ‘The Company You Keep’, Living Off the Grid, and Surviving Her Twenties
I first became aware of Brit Marling a year ago, when I had coffee with the writer and actress to talk about her breakout films The Sound of My Voice and Another Earth—both of which had premiered side-by-side at Sundance, making her the first woman writer/actress to have two films at the festival. Since those auspicious beginnings, things have only spiraled upward for the actress. She was cast as Richard Gere’s daughter in the financial drama Arbitrage, and appears this week alongside Robert Redford and Shia Labeouf in The Company You Keep. The film follows a group of aging radicals (played by a class reunion of all-star Hollywood boomers) reckoning with their youthful days in the Weather Underground. Marling was handpicked by Redford for her role as a young activist—a kind of next-generation heir to the thoughtful, Hollywood left.
Redford’s compliment is spot-on. On May 31, Marling and writing-partner Zal Batmanglij return with an eerily resonant political thriller of their own—The East, about a renegade Anarchist collective taking vengeance on corporate hotshots. When we meet this time to talk about her work, it’s high up in a midtown hotel. As we both acknowledge, there’s something bizarre about talking radical politics in a corporate suite, but it’s indicative of how far—and how quickly—she’s come since her breakout Sundance season two years ago.
So I saw The Company You Keep and The East on the same day.
No way. What was that experience like?
It was fascinating.
What did it make you think? They’re such interesting companion pieces.
Gallery Update: 2008 – 2012 Public Appearances
I have just re-added all of Brit’s public appearances from 2008 – 2012, replacing lots of MQ pics with HQ ones and adding lots of missing images, especially from the end of 2012. I must say a big thank you to Lindsey for the HQ donations! Check them all out in the gallery, more on the way:
Public Appearances > Last Uploads
Gallery Updates: 2013 Public Appearances
I have had a bit of a mishap with the gallery, so right now I am currently re-uploading all of the files to a brand new gallery. However! whilst I am replacing older images with HQ versions and other boring bits, I have uploaded all of Brit’s 2013 public appearances, with thanks to Luciana and Lindsey for their donations. The full gallery will be back online asap!
Public Appearances > 2013 > Last Uploads
Brit Marling Writes and Toplines Anarchist Thriller ‘The East,’ “an action film for a girl”
Brit Marling is a fascinating example of a brainy talent who in 2009 turned her back on the financial security of Wall Street to follow her yen to make movies. She and her Georgetown buddy Zal Batmanglij, while they were unable to get work in film, spent that first summer trawling around the country with backpacks living off the grid with anarchist collectives, direct action groups and freegans, dumpster diving and train hopping, which later became rich fodder for their current film, their second together, the terrorist thriller “The East.”
After co-directing a 2004 documentary with Mike Cahill (“Boxers and Ballerinas“), Marling broke out at Sundance 2011 as the co-writer-producer-star of two provocatively watchable indie features directed by Georgetown grads, Cahill’s haunting sci-fi film “Another Earth” and Batmanglij’s “The Sound of My Voice,” in which she held the screen as a mesmerizing cult leader.
The films proved yet again that thanks to the micro-budget production paradigm of high-def hand-held cameras, low-cost actors and found locations, there is no barrier for entry into the film industry. “The technology is allowing young filmmakers to do it now. You don’t have to wait for permission to do this anymore,” Marling said at the time. “Now you just need to pick a start date.”
Hello! My name is Celyn and I’m very pleased to announce that I am the new owner here at Brit Marling Online. I recently stumbled upon Brit whilst watching Another Earth and was instantly fascinated, and just couldn’t resist in finding out more about this talented writer/actress.
As you can see, the site hasn’t been updated in over a year, so I have a lot of things planned to get the site back up and running. Please stay tuned for news and image updates as soon as possible!
Fox Searchlight Screening Of “Sound Of My Voice”
WonderCon – Day 2
“Sound of my Voice” Trailer
By Amanda on March 20, 2012 • Categories: Sound of My Voice, Videos • Comment?
According to several articles the trailer contains spoilers for the film so view at your own discretion (I don’t want to be spoiled myself so screencaptures will be added at a later date).