AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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11/30/08

Wendy And Lucy Movie Review



Writers:
Jonathan Raymond (writer)
Kelly Reichardt (writer)


Cast(patial list)

Michelle Williams ... Wendy
Will Patton ... Mechanic


wendy and lucy is a coming of age film of an adolescent girl who has elected to take a car trip with her dog Lucy up to Alaska where she hopes to find a summer job and reach adulthood en route.

This is an intensely moving film. Its emotional worth is achieved through the excellent acting of Wendy, Michelle Williams, in a most subtle yet striking performance, and the slow-elongated scenes reflective of the way most working class and bohemian people think and live their lives. There is always a palpable undercurrent, of disaster, an outbreak of over powering destructive force because of the steady course Wendy tries to steer. Her failures are many and yet in the end her achievement is remarkable.

An American 2008 film without glitter, without intensity of action without super this or super that and without the introduction of state of the art animation is a film to cherish, to support and to hope, that the human experience that allows the audience to feel what they want without being told through music or action is a delight. A relic of the past that will hopefully grow stronger, more plentiful next year

U.S. Theatrical Premiere Wednesday, December 10 at Film Forum, NYC
FilmForum.org

Linda Z
WBAI Women's Collective

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