PARK CITY, UTAH—On the morning of January 21, the Sundance Film Festival was moving into its first opening weekend and there was little if any buzz on writer/director Craig Zobel’s second feature, Compliance, until the film had its world premiere screening mid-morning at the Library Theater. After the end credits were finished, it became the film everyone could not stop talking about. Compliance opens this Friday, August 31, at the Lagoon Cinema.
At the Sundance premiere there was shouting coming from the back of the theater, mostly from two angry women who were criticizing Zobel’s film, but one woman even blasted the festival. “Sundance, you should be ashamed of yourself!” When the women’s comments were heard, there was a stunned silence in the packed theater and even some boos from patrons. It was the first bona fide fire-starter film at Sundance that had everyone scrambling for tickets to its remaining screenings.
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