How to watch ‘Sanctuary’?: In director Zachary Wigon’s latest movie, “Sanctuary”; a twisted battle happens inside the confinement of a hotel room- between the heir to the same hotel empire and a dominatrix.
The dark-comedy thriller happens to be the sophomore directorial effort of Wigon, who previously made the 2014 romantic thriller “The Heart Machine,” which was based on his own 2012 short- Someone Else’s Heart. The John Gallagher Jr. It first premiered at the SXSW festival in 2014, won rave reviews upon its release, and still stands at a brilliant 95 critic score on the Rotten Tomatoes website.
Nine years after that, Wigon is back with a movie that looks as promising as his debut. Sanctuary was first announced in September 2021. The movie was predominantly shot in New York City. While Wigon wrote his first movie himself for Sanctuary, he brought in screenwriter Micah Bloomberg to do the job. Sanctuary premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2022.
The cast of Sanctuary is a huge draw- considering it stars Margaret Qualley and Christopher Abbott, and it wouldn’t be wrong of me to label them as two of the hottest young actors around.
Qualley first got noticed in the underrated HBO drama “The Leftovers” (2014-2017) when she played the daughter of Justin Theroux’s character for the first two seasons before guest starring in the third. After doing small but impactful roles in movies like QT‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Qualley finally got the taste of breakout success with the FX miniseries Fosse/Verdon (2019) and the Netflix drama miniseries Maid (2020) in which she played the lead part. With both Fosse/Verdon and Maid earning Emmy nominations, Qualley is now regarded as one of the most sought-after young actors in the business, and any project that has her name automatically becomes anticipated.
On the other hand, Abbott made his debut in the fantastic 2011 psychological indie-drama thriller “Martha Marcy May Marlene” before becoming popular for his recurring turns in the first, second, and fifth seasons of the HBO comedy series Girls (2012-2017). Abbott continues to work in exciting movies like “It Comes at Night” (2017), First Man (2018), and Possessor (2012). For his performance in the 2019 miniseries adaptation of the iconic Joseph Heller novel “Catch-22”, he earned a Golden Globe best actor nomination in the Miniseries/Television Movie category.
Is ‘Sanctuary’ playing in a movie theatre?
Sanctuary had a limited release in certain US theatres on May 19, 2023, so if you plan to catch it in theater, then you might try Fandango to see if it is playing near you. In case you don’t find one, you might get lucky in about a week, as Sanctuary is going to have a wide release on May 25, 2023. The movie was also screened at the Miami Film Festival back in March 2023, where it got a nomination for the Knight Marimbas Award.
Sanctuary has received a warm welcome from the critics, which is evident from its fanatic RT score of 96 based on 46 reviews. Both Abbott and Qualley have received a shipload amount of praise for their performance.
Where can I stream Sanctuary online?
You can now watch Sanctuary on Hulu. The Neon-produced film arrived on the platform on September 22nd and should be one of the most anticipated Neon titles to land online.