Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Keeping Room

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 95 minutes

The Keeping Room

“What if it’s the end of the world, and we are the last ones left?” asks Augusta. In the American South of 1865, sisters Augusta and Louise (played by Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld) and former slave Mad have learned to live like men. They use rifles to shoot small animals for their meals. They trudge through dirt in the hot sun to till their land. And they drink moonshine to forget their worries. Like numerous other white women in the region, Augusta and Louise’s father and brother were victims of the war. But, unlike many of those women, Augusta, Louise, and Mad refuse to quit fighting for their livelihood. When Union soldiers Moses (played by Sam Worthington) and Henry threaten to ravage the women and destroy their home, Augusta, Louise, and Mad will stop at nothing to protect themselves and their property. THE KEEPING ROOM—a gripping drama directed by Academy Award®-nominated Daniel Barber and featuring stunning cinematography and a haunting score – offers a harrowing perspective on the atrocities of war. – E.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9:45 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:20 PM

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 4:40 PM -
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM -
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9:35 PM

Women of the World

American Independents Competition

Daniel Barber

British filmmaker Daniel Barber earned a degree in Graphic Design at St. Martin's School of Art in 1988. He has worked extensively in television and advertising, and is a partner in the production company Knucklehead. His first short film, "The Tonto Woman," earned a nomination for Best Short Film at the Academy Awards® in 2008.

"Harry Brown" (2009), THE KEEPING ROOM (2014)

Jordan Horowitz, Judd Payne, Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Dete Meserve, Patrick Newall

Julia Hart

Martin Ruhe

Alex Rodriguez

Principal Cast
Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington, Muna Otaru, Kyle Soller

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