WENDY AND LUCY (USA, 2008)
Directed by: Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy; Night Moves)
Starring: Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine; My Week With Marilyn)
Proving why she is one of the most highly-regarded auteurs of current cinema, KELLY REICHARDT’s (Old Joy; Night Moves) subtle storytelling technique uses a formal minimalist style to weave together a unique emotional and political road film – Wendy and Lucy.
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 is a gorgeous and heartbreaking film that 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.
Venue: Nun’s Island Theatre
Date & Time: 6 February, 2017 – 8 p.m.
Tickets: €10 / 8
This movie is in English. Rated 15PG. The screening will be preceded by an introduction to the film by Matt Micucci. Please note the event will start 15 minutes after advertised time.