‘Compliance’ @ Village 8 Theatres


Village 8 Theatres
4014 Dutchmans Lane
$3-$5; various times

In the new film “Compliance,” a prank caller posing as a police officer induces a “ChickWich” manager to detain and strip-search her 19-year-old cashier over the course of several hours. If this set-up seems unlikely, know that the plot is based on real events that occurred in Mt. Washington, Ky., in 2004 … and Leitchfield, Ky., in 2000 … and 68 other McDonald’s, Applebee’s and Taco Bells in towns around the country. This taut and difficult psychodrama from director Craig Zobel, with strong lead performances by Dreama Walker as the victim and Ann Dowd as her unwitting captor, have stirred early exits by some theatergoers and nearly unanimous raves from critics. “Compliance” returned to the scene on Friday, opening at the Keystone 8 in Mt. Washington, as well as Village 8 in Louisville. —J. Christian Walsh

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