Directress Film Festival: Certain Women (2016)
The Wisconsin Union
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The Marquee Cinema, Union South
USA | 107 min | R | DCP | Dir. Kelly Reichardt One of America’s foremost filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer (Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (radiant newcomer Lily Gladstone). As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves. "Triumphant... an indelible portrait of independent women." - Nigel Smith (The Guardian) This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.