New Poster, Canadian Release: Tricia Lee’s “SILENT RETREAT”News Samuel Zimmerman
Following an acclaimed fest run and limited theatrical release in Canada, Tricia Lee’s SILENT RETREAT is coming to DVD from Black Fawn Films (DISCOPATH). Find a new poster, a sampling of stills and DVDetails, below.
In SILENT RETREAT, Janey Andrews (Chelsea Jenish) is sent to a remote rehabilitation centre to avoid jail time following an assault charge. Run by an ominous doctor (Robert Nolan) and his two sons, Janey is instructed to follow the rules of the retreat without question: No talking. No eye contact. No interaction of any kind. It doesn’t take long for Janey to realize that something sinister is taking place and with the help of a fellow inmate named Alexis (Sophia Banzhaf), the girls attempt to flee. Despite the doctor’s deplorable motives, Janey soon discovers that something much more sinister lurks just beyond the trees and she comes to understand exactly what the penalty is for those who break the silence.
“We really wanted to acquire a film that was very different thematically,” states Black Fawn Distribution Sales Manager C.F. Benner. “What makes Tricia’s voice so unique is her ability to build quality characters by using small pieces of social commentary. It’s a very clever style that really allows these characters to come to life and drive the film forward. Obviously SILENT RETREAT is a creature feature, but this film has a lot of layers that are enjoyable to peel back and explore as you’re watching.”
Black Fawn will release SILENT RETREAT on DVD in Canada this September 2nd. The film will be accompanied by a behind the scenes featurette, director and writer commentary, an exclusive artwork gallery and trailers for the film.
For more, see our interview with Lee here.