Sunday, February 22, 2009

Flyy Indie Films: Wendy And Lucy

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Camera 3 Theatre
288 S. 2nd Street, San Jose CA 95113

MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 94 Minutes
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Wendy and Lucy' is eerily timely

Mick LaSalle, Chronicle Movie Critic

Movies have a funny way sometimes of knowing the future. The latest example is "Wendy and Lucy," which tells the story of a struggling young woman trying to make it to Alaska, so she can reach her idea of employment nirvana: a job in a fish-canning factory. This tale of poverty American-style was conceived and filmed when the Dow Jones was up around 11,000 and when the idea of going broke was, for most people, an abstract concept.

Going broke. Being poor. Getting down to your last buck. "Wendy and Lucy" may focus on one person, but its ambition is to make a larger point about what it's like to lose everything. Lack of means might be the easiest part. There's also the isolating loneliness of poverty, as well as the danger of it. There's that way poverty has of perverting relationships, inspiring disdain and eating into self-esteem. "Wendy and Lucy" shows all this and, with an uncanny prescience, presents it at precisely the moment when audiences are capable of receiving it, not with distance, but with empathy. And some real fear.Click here to read more

Director: Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy)

Cast: Michelle Williams, Will Patton, Larry Fessenden and Will Oldham

Synopsis: "Deftly and delicately directed, with a deeply moving performance from Williams and an extraordinarily powerful and most unexpected conclusion."--Toronto Eye Weekly

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