Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for Compliance, the Sundance sensation from director Craig Zobel. Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23 star Dreama Walker plays Becky, a fast food worker whose minimum wage world is rocked when she is accused of stealing money from a customer. Take a look at the first footage from this indie, along with the 1-sheet.
Becky and Sandra aren't the best of friends. Sandra is a middle-aged manager at a fast-food restaurant; Becky is a teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day (too many customers and too little bacon), a police officer calls, accusing Becky of stealing money from a customer's purse, which she vehemently denies. Sandra, overwhelmed by her managerial responsibilities, complies with the officer's orders to detain Becky. This choice begins a nightmare that tragically blurs the lines between expedience and prudence, legality and reason.
Craig Zobel (his Great World of Sound appeared at the Festival in 2007) returns with this riveting film, based on a true story. The cast delivers hauntingly authentic performances that make the appalling events unfolding onscreen all the more difficult to watch, but impossible to turn away from. Delving into the complex psychology of the real-life story under its sensationalized surface, Compliance proves that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.