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USA, 2000, 93min
Amargosa is a compelling, award-winning portrait of the power of art, and the unstoppable drive for creative self-expression.
Written and directed by Todd Robinson, writer and producer of Ridley Scott’s White Squall, and narrated by Dances with Wolves’ Mary McDonnell, this amazing portrait chronicles the life of 76 years-young Marta Becket.
In the middle of an extremely successful career in New York as a Broadway dancer, Ms. Becket shut down her life and moved to Amargosa, a ghost town in the middle of Death Valley. She shares the town with her friend-handyman-stagehand-actor-dancer, and jack of all trades. He adores her.
In Amargosa the duo re-built, painted, and transformed an old building into a baroque theatre, complete with a painted audience on three walls that represents all humanity. And then they discovered that the building is haunted by the spirits of the dead. So they aren’t alone after all.
The theatre became the sole venue for Marta’s artistic expression - and she danced. Nobody came for many years – and then the word spread. Her show have been sold out ever since with busloads of people coming to see her perform.
This extraordinary film portrays the life and times of a reclusive
artist and dancer who, in the most unlikely of locations, sacrifices
to the creative process. This film is a tribute to the tortured genius,
and to those who risk everything to pursue their dreams.
8th Street Cinema A, Saturday, March 9th, 4:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, Sunday, March 9th, 4:30 PM