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- Families can talk about The East's somewhat violent eco-terrorist, anti-corporate message. How do the movie's main characters justify their actions? Are they right, or is there a better way to get involved?
- How does the anarchist collective demonstrate teamwork? How about trust? How does Sarah prove that she can be a member of their team?
- Who are the "good guys" and "bad guys" in this story? After a while, does the anarchist collective seem bad? Does Sarah's boss seem good?
- In theaters: May 31, 2013
- On DVD or streaming: September 17, 2013
- Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Brit Marling, Ellen Page
- Director: Zal Batmanglij
- Studio: Fox Searchlight
- Genre: Thriller
- Run time: 116 minutes
- MPAA rating: PG-13
- MPAA explanation: thematic elements, violence, some disturbing images, sexual content and partial nudity
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