“WANDA’s theme is elegantly revealed in its first few minutes: we have a woman who simply doesn’t fit within her environment, doesn’t belong anywhere (she’s never shown as having a home of her own), and whose very presence, more often than not, is an eyesore to the men around her (which doesn’t prevent her from being a sex object).” — Bérénice Reynaud
A new restoration of the Barbara Loden masterpiece WANDA (1970) opens in Los Angeles this week. A key work of modern American cinema, this was Loden’s only feature film as a director.
Loden’s son Marco Joachim, and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte will introduce the screening this weekend at the Aero.
Saturday, August 4, at 7:30 pm.
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.
Saturday and Sunday,
August 11 and 12, at 7:30 pm, and August 18 and 19 at 8 pm.
6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Poster image credit: Cinetic Media.
Barbara Loden, Wanda. Image credit: Janus Films.