Region 1 DVD cover
|Directed by||Melissa Painter|
|Produced by||Timothy Bird
|Written by||Melissa Painter|
|Music by||Sam Bisbee|
|Edited by||Brent White|
|Distributed by||Fries Film Group|
|Box office||$5,365 (sub total)|
Wildflowers is a 1999 drama film directed by Melissa Painter. It stars Clea DuVall, Daryl Hannah, Tomas Arana and Eric Roberts. It features former United States Poet Laureate Robert Hass reading some of his own poetry. Filmed in San Francisco and Marin County, California, it was given a limited theatrical release and received a mixed reception from critics.
Clea DuVall stars as Cally, a 17-year-old who has been raised by her father, not knowing her mother. When Cally meets a mysterious woman called Sabine, she becomes obsessed with her.
- Clea DuVall as Cally
- Daryl Hannah as Sabine
- Tomas Arana as Wade, Cally's father
- Eric Roberts as Jacob, Sabine's lover
- Richard Hillman as Graham
- Eric Yetter as Dylan
- Robert Hass as Poet
- John Doe as Teacher
- Sheila Tousey as Martha
- Irene Bedard as Ruby
- James Burnett as Tailor
- David Graham as Trip
- Alan Gelfant as Wolf
- David Wike as Gahad
- Scott Benton as Oliver
At the 2000 SXSW Film Festival, Melissa Painter won the SXSW Competition Award for best Narrative Feature. Review website Rotten Tomatoes gave Wildflowers a "rotten" rating of 50% based on six reviews. Metacritic gave it a "generally negative" rating of 28% based on seven reviews. In a review for The New York Times, A. O. Scott called the film dreamy and impressionistic, but ultimately empty. He praised Clea DuVall for her "intuitive grasp of emotion". Writing for The Austin Chronicle, Barry Johnson called the film poignant. He praised Painter for her "lyrical, intimate direction" and DuVall for her "impressive, nuanced performance". Christopher Null called the film bizarre and incomprehensible, "utterly hopeless as cinema".
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- Johnson, Barry (March 10, 2000). "SXSW Film Festival: Five in Focus". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved January 25, 2008.
- Null, Christopher (2000). "Wild Flowers Movie Review". FilmCritic.com. Retrieved January 25, 2008.