Barbara Loden
 Cast: Barbara Loden
Barbara Loden
, Michael Higgins
Michael Higgins
, Charles Dosinan
Charles Dosinan
, Frank Jourdano
Frank Jourdano

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Actress/filmmaker Barbara Loden both directs and stars in the stark little character study Wanda. She plays a girl from a remote mining town, timidly searching for security and love in the big city. After several desultory and abusive relationships, Wanda is "saved" by Dennis (Michael Higgins), who turns out to be a petty crook. Stylistically, Wanda is spare, lean, and understated -- on every level. Loden originally shot the film on 16 mm, then blew it up to 35 for arthouse showings.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/2019
UPC: 0715515227612
Original Release: 1970
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 25,398

Special Features

New 2k digital restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, The Film Foundation, and Gucci, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; I Am Wanda, an hour-long documentary by Ktja Raganelli featuring an interview with Director Barbara Loden filmed in 1980; Audio recording of Loden speaking to students at the American Film Institute in 1971; Segment from a 1971 episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring Loden; The Frontier Experience (1975), a s short educational film about a pioneer woman's struggle to survive, directed by and starring Loden; Trailer; Plus: An Essay by film critic Amy Taubin

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