Don't Miss The Premiere of Tricia Lee's 'Silent Retreat'

After setting the festival world on fire over the last year, Tricia Lee's Silent Retreat is set to make it's theatrical debut! Described by the good folks at Rue Morgue as a film that "beautifully blends supernatural horror with the terrors of the real world." Silent Retreat has already won the the Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival and is an official selection of the Nocturna Fantastic Film Festival of Madrid! Check out the synopsis:

"Silent Retreat tells the story of Janie, a troubled youth sent to a silent meditation retreat in the middle of the woods to avoid jail time. She discovers that the intimidating Doctor, who runs the retreat, is brainwashing the girls to be subservient women. If Janey, doesn't follow his rules she'll discover what lurks beyond the trees, and what happens to those who don't embrace the silence."

You can check out Silent Retreat opening June the 13th at:

In Toronto: Carlton Cinema
20 Carlton Street, Toronto

In Ottawa: The Mayfair Theatre
1074 Bank Street, Ottawa

"At its heart, the movie is about women finding their voice and refusing to be silent, a theme that resonated deeply for Tricia. While horror has seen a remarkable influx of strong female voices in the last decade (including Canada’s own Soska Sisters – American Mary), it is still a male dominated world. For Tricia, it was time to add her own spin to the genre - strong female characters and emotionally resonant themes, with classic horror imagery, and a baroque melodramatic flair. It was Lee’s fierce determination to make her voice heard at any cost that allowed her to bring together an incredibly committed cast and crew.

Lead by Chelsea Jenish and Sofia Banzhaf, both talented actresses making their feature film debuts, Silent Retreat brings together some of Toronto’s best actors. Horror vet, Robert Nolan, who has appeared in many critically acclaimed films (Mourning Has Broken, Familiar) uses his extensive genre experience to give the movie its most menacing performance."

Check out and for more info on the film and up and coming director Tricia Lee. And go support indie film making my Canadian friends!

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