1970, Barbara Loden, USA, 102 min. With Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins.
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"A brilliantly atmospheric film with a superb performance by Loden." - Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"Overwhelming...There's a commitment to real people that you may have never seen before." - Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
A bleak, bluesy flipside to BONNIE AND CLYDE, Barbara Loden's first and only film is a landmark in the evolution of women's cinema and American independent cinema. Loden, a remarkable, offbeat actress best known for her performances in husband Elia Kazan's films (SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS) and stage productions ("After the Fall"), plays the title role of a Rust Belt wife who leaves her family, drifts from bed to bed, and hooks up with a surly small-time thief (Higgins). Shot in a raw verité style, WANDA displays an uncompromising vision that marked Loden as a potential peer of John Cassavetes and Shirley Clarke, but she never got a chance to make another film before her death (at age 48) in 1980. New 2K DCP digital restoration. (MR)