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Wendy

Directed by Benh Zeitlin

USA | Fiction Feature | 111

21 Feb
Fri, Feb 21 at 7:00 pm

Guests Expected

Director Benh Zeitlin and star Devin France are expected to attend and participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Description

Wendy and her brothers come from a warm working family. Raised amongst dinner plates and diner patrons, the children have an itch for the adventurous and slightly mischievous. After long nights watching trains rattle by their bedroom window, the kids are whisked away by a mysterious boy named Peter. A long journey taken on faith lands them on Peter’s island. There they discover a wild new world, one without grown-ups and suspended in time. Reveling in their youthfulness and sprawling freedom satisfies the kids at first, but nostalgia for their lives left behind seeps in. When threats to their eternal childhood develop, Wendy is tasked with saving herself, her brothers, and the other island children with the most powerful tool she has: love for her family.

This adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is a reimagining of the classic tale in a scrappy, breathtaking new setting. Benh Zeitlin returns to directing for the first time since Beasts of the Southern Wild, which won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
—Sundance Film Festival

Film Details

Language English

Year 2020

Runtime 111

Country USA

Director Benh Zeitlin

Producer Becky Glupczynski, Dan Janvey, Paul Mezey, Josh Penn

Writer Benh Zeitlin, Eliza Zeitlin

Editor Scott Cummings, Affonso Gonçalves

Cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen

Music Dan Romer

Cast Devin France, Yashua Mack, Gage Naquin, Gavin Naquin, Ahmad Cage, Krzysztof Meyn, Romyri Ross

Print Source Searchlight Pictures