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Amargosa (2000)

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The inspirational story of Marta Becket: 76-yr old singer, writer, dancer, painter, visionary, and her creation Amargosa.

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Amargosa is the story of reclusive artist and dancer, Marta Becket. Living in the remote ghost town of Death Valley Junction, California and performing in her hand-painted opera house, Marta struggles to exorcise her demons while embracing the rapture of the creative moment by immersing herself in it. Written by <ssfilm@earthlink.net>

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The soundtrack was provided by indie-singer/songwriter, Amy Cook. Director Todd Robinson discovered her when he entered the kitchen on location one morning and heard Amy's demo CD playing on production assistant's stereo. The production assistant, Leah Bathe, is a good friend of Amy Cook. See more »

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A wonderful documentary
30 November 2000 | by (Burbank, CA) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see this at the International Film Festival at L.A. in 2000. It so happened that Marta and Tom were in the audience two seats ahead of me. It was fun to watch their reactions to the audience and the film as the film played.

I've been fascinated with Death Valley every since I first visited it. The story of Marta Becket and The Amargosa Opera House which she created is equally fascinating. It is the story of Marta dealing with her personal demons, her disapproving father, her life as a up and coming New York City artist, her escape, the way she found Amargosa and what she has done with it. The film does a good job showing the complete isolation and desolation of the land for miles and miles around Death Valley Junction. How did a sophisticate from NYC end up there? It is the middle of nowhere, yet there the Amargosa Opera House flourishes thanks to this amazing woman.

You owe it to yourself to see this film.


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