Barbara Loden – Wanda (1971)


“An American New Wave classic.” – Village Voice

“A stunning debut.” – Sight and Sound

An overlooked landmark of 70’s American cinema, Barbara Loden’s WANDA is a radical revisioning of the road movie genre. Writer-director Loden (wife of famed director Elia Kazan) stars as Wanda, a troubled young woman adrift in a modern-day industrial wasteland until she embarks on a crime spree with a small-time crook (Michael Higgins). Loden’s unique film deserves to be counted among the most formidable debuts in the history of independent cinema. – from the Parlour Pictures website Continue reading