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Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith. The drama revolves around the eight women arguing, verbally circling each other, broadly philosophizing, or getting intimately personal while considering their larger cause of a whole village’s safety and fulfillment. The approach is unabashedly intellectual, with sparks of irreverent humor—one character chain-smoking; one of the elders telling an extended anecdote about two of her horses, Ruth and Cheryl; and one imploring another to “shut their pie holes”—leavening what might have been a dryly academic experience. Do nothing.

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Running Time: 104 minutes104 MIN
PG-13 Rated
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible

A wrenching drama about freedom, faith, abuse, autonomy, responsibility and survival.

Nick Schager
The Daily Beast