IMDb > Amargosa (2000)

Amargosa (2000) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
7.6/10   137 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 9% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Amargosa on IMDbPro.
The inspirational story of Marta Becket: 76-yr old singer, writer, dancer, painter, visionary, and her creation Amargosa. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
7 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A wonderful documentary See more (9 total) »



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 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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)
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
93 min

Did You Know?

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 »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful documentary, 30 November 2000
Author: (paul.hulse) from Burbank, CA

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (9 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Amargosa (2000)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
My Own Private Idaho Parting Glances The Minus Man The Nomi Song The Dead
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.