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Amargosa (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary | April 2000 (USA)
The inspirational story of Marta Becket: 76-yr old singer, writer, dancer, painter, visionary, and her creation Amargosa.

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Todd Robinson

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Todd Robinson
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Credited cast:
Paul Becker ... Self
Marta Becket Marta Becket ... Self
Ray Bradbury ... Self
Omar Felix Omar Felix ... Self
Paul Lyday Paul Lyday ... Self
Mary McDonnell ... Narrator (voice)
Tom Willett Tom Willett ... Self
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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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Great movie about the artistic drive
29 June 2000 | by iamsethhSee all my reviews

I saw this movie as part of the Slamdance mini-fest in Salt Lake City tonight. It included only two features, and I was planning on watching the first one, then leaving while this one played - after all, it's a documentary about a ballerina, and I have never even danced. I'm very glad I stayed. The beginning of it is a bit slow, and maybe a 7/10 - it's sort of a TV-style documentary. It's the type of thing you would watch a few minutes of if you were channel surfing, but you'd get bored quick. But then it gets into the discussion of the way the dancer's family relationships effected her work, and it gets into how her obsession with her art eventually ruined her relationship with her husband. There was some pointless stuff tossed into here, and a general lack of direction as they strayed off about ghosts and the history of the town, but overall a great movie, 10/10.


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