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7:00 pm

Restoration Tuesdays Presents Wanda

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg , Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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With her first and only feature film—a hard-luck drama she wrote, directed, and starred in—Barbara Loden turned in a groundbreaking work of American independent cinema, bringing to life a kind of character seldom seen on-screen. Set amid a soot-choked Pennsylvania landscape, and shot in an intensely intimate vérité style, this 1970 feature 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, and callously mistreated by a series of men—including a bank robber who ropes her into his next criminal scheme. Wanda is a compassionate and wrenching portrait of a woman stranded on society’s margins.

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