Sound of My Voice opened in 2011 with less pop than it deserved considering it was a gripping, psychological thriller about a time traveling cult leader. Brit Marling plays the cult leader. She erupts on screen, speaking softly to her followers, telling them of the future and asking for help. The story is told from the perspective of two documentary filmmakers attempting to expose her as a fraud by infiltrating the cult and learning the mysterious happenings which have led these subjects to believe in her. These two "non-believers" allow the audience a chance to watch Marling do her magic while secretly filming the cult meetings, customs and worshipers who give themselves to her cause. It was fun for me, while watching, to see if I was persuaded by any of it. I felt as though it was one of the first depictions of a cult onscreen where I could start to understand how people could possibly believe in something so patronizingly false.
That is where I remembered her from and as I watched The OA, began to draw many parallels between both of her characters respectively. I have not finished The OA but I wanted to pull this movie out of obscurity and position it as a contender in the same paint. Watch both and come back to me, but I'm pretty sure Brit Marling is brilliant.