Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Aug 4, 2018
7:30pm

Barbara Loden's Landmark Indie Drama!
In Person Guests!
WANDA
Introduction by Rodarte founders Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and Barbara Loden’s son, Marco Joachim.
New Restoration!

WANDA
1970, Janus Films, 103 min, USA, Dir: Barbara Loden

Writer-director Barbara Loden’s sole feature is a groundbreaking work of American independent cinema, bringing to life a kind of character seldom seen onscreen. Set amid a soot-choked Pennsylvania landscape, and shot in an intensely intimate vérité style, the film takes up with distant and soft-spoken Wanda (Loden), who has left her husband, lost custody of her children and now finds herself alone. Drifting between dingy bars and motels, she is callously mistreated by a series of men - including a bank robber who ropes her into his next criminal scheme. A rarely seen masterpiece that has nonetheless exerted an influence on generations of artists and filmmakers, WANDA is a compassionate and wrenching portrait of a woman stranded on society’s margins. “One of the best American independent films ever made." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker


Screening format: DCP | Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation and GUCCI.
Aero Theatre • Sat, Aug 4, 2018 • 7:30pm

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