Wendy (2020)
First screened in February 2020 / Most recently screened in March 2020
Director: Benh Zeitlin. Cast: Devin France, Yashua Mack, Gage Naquin, Gavin Naquin, Krzysztof Meyn, Ahmad Cage, Romyri Ross, Shay Walker. Screenplay: Benh Zeitlin and Eliza Zeitlin (based loosely on various works by J.M. Barrie).

Twitter Capsule: Uses Barrie's platform to explore modern affects around aging, environment, and low-ceilinged optimism. Uneven but inventive.

VOR:   Zeitlin repeats whole sheafs of his Beasts of the Southern Wild playbook, but this is still a daring, diversely readable take on an old tale.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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