One of the most talked-about films at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Charlie McDowell’s The One I Love begins as an incisive outpouring of marital tension, a la Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, and then takes a dramatic turn toward the strange and conceptually inventive. On Wednesday, August 20, at 8 p.m. at Landmark’s Century Centre in Chicago, The Dissolve is hosting a special screening of The One I Love with McDowell and co-star Mark Duplass in attendance. For a film that raises so many provocative questions, this will be a rare opportunity to get the answers from the people who actually made it. Tickets for you and a guest are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis at RSVP@pitchfork.com. Please include the name of the movie in your subject line.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“On the brink of separation, Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elizabeth Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.”
And here’s the trailer: