By Clark Collis
March 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

The Invitation

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In new thriller The Invitation (in theaters and on VOD April 8), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) plays a Los Angeleno named Will who is invited to a dinner party by his ex-wife and, in the course of the evening, becomes consumed with paranoia, as a new clip from the movie demonstrates.

What else can we say about the scene? To be honest, given the twist-filled nature of The Invitation — which also stars Michiel Huisman, John Carroll Lynch, and Emayatzy Corinealdi, among others — we’re wary of saying anything at all. Fortunately the film’s director Kary Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body) was good enough to jot down a couple of sentences, putting matters into context.

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“In this scene our protagonist, Will, is confronted by David, one of the hosts of the dinner party that reunites Will’s group of old friends,” writes the filmmaker. “Will’s point of view of the evening up to this point has been somewhat unreliable, and David’s probing of his state of mind manages to be both sincere and patronizing in that way that can accompany recent spiritual converts. I’m hoping that the audience might empathize with both characters’ point of view — with Will’s emotional anxiety and mistrust, and David’s desire for connectedness.”

You can exclusively see the scene above and the trailer for The Invitation below.

The Invitation

2016 movie
  • Movie
  • Unrated
  • 100 minutes
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