Wendy is traveling North with her dog Lucy towards Alaska, where a good paying job awaits her, when her car breaks down in a small town. Already barely making ends meet, she’s devastated by this setback; drifters at the edge of town threaten her and locals treat her with indifference. It’s bad enough that she’s stuck, and struggling to keep herself fed, but somehow the worst of it all is the worry that she won’t be able to take care of Lucy, her constant companion, the one being she feels responsible for.


Directed by Kelly ReichardtShown in the 2016 Festival as part of our Kelly Reichardt Retrospective.


Wendy and Lucy

2008 US 80 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Narrative
Topic: Sustainable Living, Wildlife