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Gas Food Lodging

Gas Food Lodging

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Continuing on our recommendation of films by female directors our next Rialto Recommends is writer/director Allison Anders 1992 indie GAS FOOD LODGING starring Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, and Fairuza Balk. In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could drive her away. Variety said "GAS FOOD LODGING is filled with the kind of personal, small-scale rewards indie filmmakers seem best at delivering. Lensed on location in Deming, NM, on a budget of about $1.3 million, Allison Anders' fresh and unfettered pic [from Richard Peck's novel Don't Look and It Won't Hurt] emerges distinctively as an example of a new cinema made by women and expressive of their lives." While the Seattle Times said "Drawing generously and honestly from her own experience as a single mother of two teenage girls, director Allison Anders, making her solo feature debut, has lovingly adapted Richard Peck's paperback novel "Don't Look and It Won't Hurt," crafting a delicate meditation on loves lost and found in the barren but magical truck-stop town of Laramie, N.M." GAS FOOD LODGING is streaming on AmazonPrime and WatchTCM or available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon, Vudu, Apple, GooglePlay, YouTube and others. Check out GAS FOOD LODGING. As the Boston Globe said "GAS FOOD LODGING is a film about nourishment on a financial and emotional shoestring. It's a delight." Anders would go on to have a significant career directing eposidic television shows and movies in addition to her work in feature films.

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Fairuza Balk
Ione Skye
Brooke Adams
James Brolin
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Allison Anders
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