Dryden Theatre presents 10 screenings of Wendy and Lucy Feb. 27-March 2
Critically acclaimed film stars Michelle Williams
For Release 2009-02-13
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wendy and Lucy begin their adventure in Rochester on Friday, Feb. 27 and leave town 10 screenings later Monday, March 2. The film, which Los Angeles Daily News said “renews the spirit of American independent film,” stars renowned actress Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain, Mammoth, Deception).
“One of the most heartbreakingly touching yet unsentimental movies in recent memory, director Kelly Reichardt delivers a deeply revealing glimpse of modern America,” said Jim Healy, George Eastman House’s assistant curator of motion pictures.
Williams portrays Wendy, who along with her beloved dog Lucy take audiences across the Pacific Northwest as the pair search for a better life in Alaska. Along the trip, Wendy is caught shoplifting food for Lucy. As a result the two become separated and Wendy finds herself without her only companion. Determined to find Lucy, Wendy embarks upon a journey that includes an unusual assortment of characters — some helpful, some cruel.
“This is survival revealed in all the blunt details of a documentary portrait and the simple power of Williams' unadorned, Oscar-worthy performance,” wrote the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and The New York Post said, “Reichardt doesn't so much tell a story as paint a finely detailed portrait of human suffering in this miniature marvel.”
Wendy and Lucy will screen at the Dryden Theatre at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27; 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Feb. 28 and March 1; and 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday, March 2.
Admission to each screening is $7 general admission and $5 members and students. Complete listings and information for Wendy and Lucy can be found at dryden.eastmanhouse.org. The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House is located at 900 East Ave., Rochester.