We're happy to offer our DC readers a chance to win run-of-engagement passes to the acclaimed horror, The Witch, a sensation from last year's Sundance Film Festival.
SYNOPSIS: In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.
New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member's faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition — painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria.
The ROE passes are good at any theater in the Washington, DC area now, and through to the end of the film's engagement.
To enter, simply send an email to email@example.com with 'The Witch' in the Subject line. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address in the body. Winners will be selected on Tuesday, February 23rd, and notified by email. Thanks, and good luck! Check out my review of The Witch here!