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THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE:
THE FILMS OF KELLY REICHARDT
TOURING RETROSPECTIVE
premieres April 19, 2016

WENDY AND LUCY (2008)

WENDY AND LUCY

2008, 81m, USA
with Michelle Williams, Wally Dalton, Will Patton, Larry Fessenden; screenplay by: Kelly Reichardt, Jon Raymond; cinematography: Sam Levy; produced by Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Larry Fessenden


Earning comparisons with Italian neo-realist dramas, Reichardt’s third feature was dubbed by New York Times critic A. O. Scott  “a quiet harbinger,” a confirmation that the hard times have arrived. In contrast with the boisterous blockbusters churned out by the Hollywood dream machine, force-fed to cinemagoers around the globe, Reichardt’s films portray people who find themselves swept to the fringes, largely for reasons not of their own making. In this formally minimalist drama, the title heroine, Wendy, sets out on a cross-country drive with her dog, Lucy, in the hope of finding a well-paying job in Alaska’s fish processing plants. When the car breaks down, it plunges her even deeper into despair, threatening to unravel her already dire circumstances. Addressing the issues of sympathy and generosity among the less fortunate, Reichardt reveals the limits and depths of people’s duty to one another in tough times. Her first collaboration with Michelle Williams offered the actress a chance to broaden her expressive range while confirming the director as a master of the understated realist drama.

 

“A pitch-perfect triumph.” Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

“Superb...Suffused equally with possibility and melancholy.” Scott Foundas, VARIETY

 

“Establishes Reichardt as one of the few masters now working in American independent film.” Larry Gross, FILM COMMENT

RIVER OF GRASS (1994) RIVER OF GRASS (1994) Titled after the Native American name for the region, River of Grass tells the story of a thirty-something mother of three who runs away from boredom and her family. Restless and on a quest to find excitement, she meets an equally lost soul, a man-child hanging out in a local bar. What follows is a hilarious “crime” spree of the clueless pair on the run. OLD JOY (2006) OLD JOY (2006) Two longtime friends set on a weekend camping trip in the Oregon woods. One has remained faithful to the freewheeling life of their youth, avoiding any decisions that can’t be taken back. The other one has settled down, and is soon to become a father. By the end of the journey, they’ll either face off or find out what holds them together. WENDY AND LUCY (2008) WENDY AND LUCY (2008) In this formally minimalist drama, the title heroine, Wendy, sets out on a cross-country drive with her dog, Lucy, in the hope of finding a well-paying job in Alaska’s fish processing plants. When the car breaks down, it plunges her even deeper into despair, threatening to unravel her already dire circumstances.  MEEK’S CUTOFF (2010) MEEK’S CUTOFF (2010) Oregon, 1845. A group of settlers with a hired guide, Stephen Meek, make the trek from Missouri with the dream of staking out land in the West for a prosperous future. We make the trek along with them, from a lush, water-filled landscape to the dried-out, dusty, windy, and unforgiving high desert.  NIGHT MOVES (2013) NIGHT MOVES (2013) Night is the setting for all of the most dramatic events in this thrilling story of three Oregon-based radical environmentalists who seek to bring the masses to recognize the impending doom of Earth’s depletion through an act of extreme sabotage. But they aren’t prepared for the unintended consequences of their actions.


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