Certain Women

2016 | USA | R | 107 min.
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City Opera House Sat, Jul 30, 2016 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Narrative
Release Year:2016
Runtime:107 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Kristen Stewart
Michelle Williams
Laura Dern
Jared Harris
Rene Auberjonois
Director:Kelly Reichardt
Produced by:Neil Kopp
Vincent Savino
Anish Savjani
Screenwriter:Maile Meloy
Kelly Reichardt
Cinematography:Christopher Blauvelt
Editing By:Kelly Reichardt


No one can make quiet, small moments feel as cacophonously loud as American auteur Kelly Reichardt (“Old Joy,” “Wendy and Lucy”). In her latest masterpiece, “Certain Women,” she makes them scream with emotion. Pulling you into the intersecting lives of three disparate Montana women—all yearning, all searching, all intoxicatingly complicated—we’re presented with a new vision of the American West, one told with refreshing elegance and grace. A morally-conflicted lawyer (Laura Dern) diffuses a hostage situation; a woman (Michelle Williams) struggles with marital discord unearthed by the process of building a new home; and an ambiguous relationship develops between a ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) and a lawyer (Kristen Stewart) who seems to be out of her league. These tales collide with the stark beauty of Reichardt’s images, the depth of the phenomenal performances, and consciously low-key drama to form something uniquely marvelous. We are delighted to present this Midwest premiere of a film by one of America’s greatest directors.