Today's Washington Post featured a great piece about Kelly Reichardt, director of the film "Wendy and Lucy." The film, which stars Michelle Williams and Reichardt's own dog, Lucy, details what happens when someone loses her already precarious grip on economic viability and "she finds herself in a sudden free fall."
The article notes that Reichardt cast Lucy not only in this movie, but also in her previous effort, "Old Joy." Why? According to Reichardt, "she's a great dog but she can never be left alone."
Here is the entire article, which admittedly is much less about Lucy than about, as Reichardt asks, what happens if "you have no safety net, you have a nothing education, you don't have family support and certainly there's no trust fund."