In Siberia, it gets cold. Real cold. I bore this in mind as I made sure to slip on my trusty pair of corduroys before heading over to Siberian Front’s first live performance at Sigma Chi Saturday night. By the end of the show I wished I had worn shorts, and not just because of all the spilled beer.
Zal Batmanglij’s provocative debut feature and Sundance hit “Sound of My Voice” follows a young pair of documentarians seeking to infiltrate an underground cult. Starring indie “it-girl” Brit Marling as the cult’s enigmatic leader, the film’s exploration of the boundaries between knowledge, faith and trust prove that it doesn’t take a big budget to drive a high-concept story.