Wendy and Lucy (15)

WENDY Carroll is driving to Alaska, in the hope of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. But when her car breaks down in Oregon, she finds herself desperately short of money. Shot on a

WENDY Carroll is driving to Alaska, in the hope of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy.

But when her car breaks down in Oregon, she finds herself desperately short of money.

Shot on a shoestring budget and starring the always watchable Michelle Williams, WENDY AND LUCY (15) is based on a short story and looks at sympathy and generosity in tough times.

Director Kelly Reichardt says: "Wendy's limited monetary situation was certainly relatable as far as the production went. It's just a very fragile situation making a film on such limited funds. There's not a lot of room for mistakes.


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"Anything that goes wrong, if any bad decisions are made or any unplanned events occur, then everything is in jeopardy. And that's true for Wendy as well.

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