THURSDAY, september 23 AT 7:30pm | FREE ADMISSION (Suggested donation: $5)
Wendy and Lucy is a touching and heartbreaking road movie about an idealistic young drifter, her faithful dog and the wide-open spaces of the Pacific Northwest. Wendy Carroll (Oscar-nominee 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.
“Thanks to an extraordinary performance from Michelle Williams and an exceptionally deft hand from her director, this low-budget and loping little film is a genuine heartbreaker.”- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation unravels, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and Lucy. Gorgeously filmed in stark, luminous imagery, 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 our modern times. Proving why she is one of the most highly-regarded auteurs of modern cinema, Kelly Reichardt’s (Old Joy; Meek’s Cutoff) subtle storytelling technique uses a formal minimalist style (with echoes of Bresson and De Sica) to weave together a uniquely emotional and political road film. (Dir. by Kelly Reichardt, 2008, USA, 80 mins., Rated R)