Wendy and Lucy
First screened in October 2008
Director: Kelly Reichardt. Cast: Michelle Williams, Walter Dalton, Will Patton, Will Oldham, Michelle Worthy, Roger D. Faires, John Robinson, Brenna Beardsley, Jeanine Jackson, Ayanna Berkshire, Larry Fessenden, Holly Cundiff. Screenplay: Kelly Reichardt and Jonathan Raymond (based on the short story "Train Choir" by Jonathan Raymond).

Twitter Capsule: Ideally would star an actress who could do taciturnity without being so opaque. Still, this is a poignant miniature.

VOR:   Pivotal for Reichardt and Williams, establishing full commitment to low-gloss stories about social invisibles. I didn't respond 100%, but quite a statement of intent in style, setting, theme.

Photo © 2008 Oscilloscope Pictures/Field Guide Films LLC
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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