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Wed, Mar 12, 2014

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A Field in England


The Late Show!

Area Premiere March 7–13

(2013) dir Ben Wheatley w/Reece Shearsmith, Ryan Pope, Richard Glover, Peter Ferdinando, Michael Smiley [90 min; DCP] Official Site
During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a quartet of deserters flees from a raging battle through an overgrown field. This small group of strangers heads off towards a supposedly near-by alehouse but they are soon waylaid by an alchemist (Smiley) who has a sinister and mysterious agenda all his own. The alchemist convinces the men – through intimidation and temptation – to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Entering a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descends into a psychedelic chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia. As it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field. A FIELD IN ENGLAND is a mindbending trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley, the acclaimed director of Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers.

“[A] crazy, brain-eating tour de force.” – Andrew O’Hehir,

“Audacious and wildly brilliant – A stunning cinematic experience.” – Martin Scorsese

“Trippy adventure grows in ‘Field'” –James Verniere, The Boston Herald

“A hallucinogenic B&W psycho-horror film set in 17th-cent. England? Hi-ho, director Ben Wheatley is back in town.” –Ty Burr, The Boston Globe (via Twitter)

Click a showtime to purchase tickets:

  • Friday, March 7 at 9:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 8 at 9:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 9 at 9:30 PM
  • Monday, March 10 at 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday, March 11 at 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 12 at 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 13 at 9:30 PM

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