WENDY AND LUCY on 35mm + IN THE SKIP DISTANCE
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
34th Annual Olympia Film Festival presents:
WENDY AND LUCY on 35mm with the short narrative film IN THE SKIP DISTANCE
3:30pm doors / 4:00pm film
$10 general admission / $7 OFS members & students / $5 Kids
Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt’s (Certain Women, Old Joy) Wendy and Lucy is a tale of a young woman attempting to gain footing in the world. Wendy (Michelle Williams) is on a quest for a new life. Packing her meager belongings into an aging Honda, Wendy and her dog Lucy are traveling to Alaska where our protagonists have heard about available jobs at a fish cannery. But when Wendy’s car breaks down in a small Oregon town, plans go awry. Lacking money for repairs and no place to stay, Wendy has nowhere to turn and resorts to stealing to survive. As her situation grows grimmer, a parallel is established between haves and have-nots that is sadly realistic to our current time. Featuring a quietly striking performance by Michelle Williams, Wendy & Lucy is a subtle and arresting work of cinematic art.
Dir by: Kelly Reichardt / 2008/ US / 80 minutes
SHORT NARRATIVE FILM: IN THE SKIP DISTANCE
A young girl alone in the wilderness finds analog technology. An exploration of childhood inspired by solitude, Ray Bradbury, abandoned buildings and shortwave radio.
Dir. Emily McNeill 2017 / US / 8 minutes