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Amargosa (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 16 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 ... Himself
Marta Becket Marta Becket ... Herself
Ray Bradbury ... Himself
Omar Felix Omar Felix ... Himself
Paul Lyday Paul Lyday ... Himself
Mary McDonnell ... Narrator (voice)
Tom Willett Tom Willett ... Himself
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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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English

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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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Fine documentary, not to be missed by those artistically inclined.
25 November 2002 | by BabyVendilSee all my reviews

Amazing story of a one of a kind. Testimony to the the concept:that art is a need. An artist do what one does-not for any motive but for the pure need to do (the art). Martha's story is an amazing testimony to the human spirit and will. A New Yorker, ballet dancer, artist-at the latter part of her life sets out for a new horizon. Setting herself out in the desolate crossroads of a death valley isolation-and creating a variety of artistic endeavors that knows no audience at the outset. Just a need to do. This movie is a great reward. A story to be told-and appreciated by the like. To drop a name-Ray Bradbury's presence provide the necessary legitimacy to the film.


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