Amargosa (2000)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 32mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  • OSCAR WATCH: Doc Race Shapes Up
    By: Fiona Ng March 19, 2001 4:50pm GMT+0000

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2000 -- And then there was 12. The Oscar camp has announced the dozen second-round qualifiers for the Best Documentary prize. And judging by the lineup, it doesn't look like the deciding committee is experiencing its usual "forgetfulness" when it comes to potential nominees. The list is a virtual hit parade, including some of the year's most talked-about films -- from the absurd ("Mr. Death" ) to the sublime ("Buena Vista Social Club") and the farcical ("American Mo

Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
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Tom Willett Actor n/a 1 1000002
Ray Bradbury Actor n/a 1 1000003
Paul Lyday Actor n/a 1 1000004
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Todd Robinson Director n/a 2 2000001
Kenneth Carlson Producer n/a 3 3000001
Sidney Sherman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Traci Robinson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Todd Robinson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Curt Apduhan Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Doug Holgate Camera second unit camera 120798 6000002
Clarinda Wong Editor n/a 172 7000001
Randy Miller Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ken King Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Roland Thai Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Roland Thai Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Investigates the life of Marta Becket, a dancer for whom the creative life is an obstacle course of self-doubt, criticism and abandonment. In the 1960's, Marta and her husband Tom broke down near the ghost town of Death Valley Junction, California. Among the structures they encountered there was a crumbling theater. This building became a permanent home for Marta and her unusual creative expression. Marta labored tirelessly for six years to paint a Renaissance-style audience on the walls, so that at least she would have painted people to entertain in the absence of a live one.