Essential Cinema: Kelly Reichardt: The First Five


Directed by Kelly Reichardt

USA, 2008, 1h 20min, DCP

Essential Cinema  Kelly Reichardt: The First Five

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere members.

AISD educator/local high school & college student discount: $4 off
(Available at the box office only with valid employment/school ID. Not eligible for use on special screenings or events.)

“Modest but cosmic…”
The Village Voice

“Evanescent and intangible, it dissolves into the air, leaving something tragic and mysterious behind.”
Los Angeles Times

Wendy Carroll (Michelle Williams in her first Reichardt collaboration) is on the road to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a new life and gainful employment at the Northwestern Fish Cannery with her dog Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, she finds herself not only down on her luck but increasingly desperate with each misfortune cast her way. An engrossing socio-political critique-cum-road movie, WENDY AND LUCY examines those living at the margins of American life.

Presented in conjunction with Kelly Reichardt’s latest film, SHOWING UP, which opens April 14.


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