Women Talking

Opening February 10

1 hour 44 minutes

PG-13

Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main St., Waterville, ME

Oscar-nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture

Well, yes. That’s what happens in WOMEN TALKING. But the women, played by some our best actresses—Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara, Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy and Judith Ivey—sure have something to say. Set in a remote, isolated Mennonite community, “Sarah Polley's “Women Talking” based on the novel by Miriam Toews, feels very much like a stage play; instead of Twelve Angry Men, we have Eight Angry Mennonites. These eight angry women live in a religious colony and are coming to grips with the knowledge that for years, men in the colony have been drugging them and raping them in their sleep. They gather together to discuss their options: Leave. Stay and fight. Or stay and do nothing. Women Talking is indeed a talky movie, but what talking! And what women!”—Rain Jokinen, Mullingmovies.com. ““Women Talking” is a powerful, moving tribute to quiet strength — and, unexpectedly, to hope”—Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times.

Opening Friday, February 10

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