Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Certain Women (2016) Directed Kelly Reichardt
Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.
The expanses of the American West take center stage in this intimately observed triptych from Kelly Reichardt. Adapted from three short stories by Maile Meloy and unfolding in self-contained but interlocking episodes, Certain Women navigates the subtle shifts in personal desire and social expectation that unsettle the circumscribed lives of its characters: a lawyer (Laura Dern) forced to subdue a troubled client; a wife and mother (Michelle Williams) whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a night-school teacher (Kristen Stewart) who forms a tenuous bond with a lonely ranch hand (Lily Gladstone), whose longing for connection delivers an unexpected jolt of emotional immediacy. With unassuming craft, Reichardt captures the rhythms of daily life in small-town Montana through these fine-grained portraits of women trapped within the landscape's wide-open spaces. - Criterion Collection
Programmed by Francesca Marcotte Rietz
Discussion led by Valerie Weinstein, Ph.D. (Associate Professor Dept. of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dept. of German Studies, Program in Film and Media Studies - University of Cincinnati)
Sponsored by the UC Center for Film & Media Studies
Free with $5 suggested donation.