Kelly Reichardt Country: WENDY AND LUCY (35mm)
March 07 only
co-writer of WENDY AND LUCY,
in person for a Q&A after the film!
Part of Kelly Reichardt Country
“[An] illustration of how absorbing a film can be when the plot doesn’t stand between us and a character.” – Roger Ebert
Proving why she is one of the most highly-regarded auteurs of current cinema, Kelly Reichardt’s subtle storytelling technique uses a formal minimalist style to weave together a unique emotional and political road film. Wendy and Lucy is a 2008 American drama directed by Kelly Reichardt, adapted from Jon Raymond’s short story Train Choir.
Wendy Carroll (Michelle Williams) is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and Lucy.
Wendy and Lucy addresses issues of sympathy and generosity at the edges of American life, revealing the limits and depths of people’s duty to each other in tough times.
Directed by Kelly Reichardt, 2008. 80 mins. 35 mm.
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