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Amargosa -- In the ghost town of Death Valley Junction stands the Amargosa Opera House, where for the past 33 years former New York dancer and artist Marta Becket has performed her own ballets in the theater she spent seven years handpainting with stunning murals.

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The inspirational story of Marta Becket: 76-yr old singer, writer, dancer, painter, visionary, and her creation Amargosa. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Paul Becker ... Himself
Marta Becket ... Herself

Ray Bradbury ... Himself
Omar Felix ... Himself
Paul Lyday ... Himself

Mary McDonnell ... Narrator (voice)
Tom Willett ... Himself

Directed by
Todd Robinson 
 
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Todd Robinson 

Produced by
Kenneth A. Carlson .... producer
Traci Robinson .... executive producer
Sidney Sherman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Randy Miller 
 
Cinematography by
Curt Apduhan 
 
Film Editing by
Clarinda Wong 
 
Sound Department
Ken King .... production sound mixer
Roland N. Thai .... production sound mixer
Roland N. Thai .... supervising sound editor
Michael Mullane .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig I. Burns .... grip
Daniel Canamar .... crane operator
Andre de Castilho .... camera loader
Frank Q. Dobbs .... additional cinematographer
Bruce Alan Greene .... Steadicam operator
Randy Hodges .... key grip
Douglas S. Holgate .... camera operator: second unit
Tom Holm .... best boy
Kurt Jones .... Steadicam operator
Kent Turansky .... gaffer
Ryan Jay .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Steve Madigan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Todd Robinson .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
P.J. Marsiglia .... colorist
Chris Regan .... color timer (as Christopher Regan)
Heather K. Weide .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jeff Vaughn .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Frank Q. Dobbs .... technical consultant
David Gene Gibbs .... helicopter pilot
Leah Bathe .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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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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fascinating portrait, 15 February 2004
Author: brianh-9 from Mississippi, United States

Well,I looked for something interesting and came across this documentary about a woman who is very talented in painting and ballet. She left New York at the propostion of her husband for a desert wasteland known as Death Valley Station. This trip opened Marta up where she could flourish artistically. The film was fascinating to me because it offers a glimse into the mind of an artist and how she feels about things in her life such as her estrangement with an unapproving father,a fulfilling marriage that vaporizes,a desire to save wild horses where she lives,and the passions of her craft. I found it thoughtful and delicate. Some will find it slow and meandering,but I thought it set out for what it wanted to accomplish..a fine portrait and absorbingly candid inside look at the evolved life of someone who had goals and dreams and reached them. ****/*****

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