50 Years of SIFF: Gas Food Lodging

Gas Food Lodging

USA | 1992 | 101 min. | Allison Anders

Now Playing - May 1, 2024

50 Years of SIFF

In a New Mexico town, a single mother and her daughters navigate love and identity amidst dusty trailer parks and fleeting romances. 

Seattle International Film Festival 1992 selection.

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Directed by Allison Anders, Gas Food Lodging is a poignant exploration of womanhood, family, and the quest for identity in a desolate New Mexico town. In a dusty trailer park, the film delves into the lives of Nora, a single mother working as a waitress, and her two teenage daughters, the rebellious Shade and the dreamy, introspective Trudi. As Nora struggles to make ends meet and find love amidst her own personal turmoil, her daughters grapple with their own coming-of-age experiences. Shade seeks solace in romantic escapades while Trudi immerses herself in old movies, yearning for a sense of belonging. Their lives are forever changed when a mysterious and charming stranger enters their world, offering them a glimpse of hope and possibility. Gas Food Lodging captivates audiences with its intimate portrayal of human relationships and the complexities of female resilience. Through moments of heartache, longing, and ultimately, redemption, the film reminds us of the universal desire for connection and the transformative power of love.

  • Director: Allison Anders
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1992
  • Running Time: 101 min.
  • Producer: William Ewart, Dan Hassid, Seth Willenson
  • Screenplay: Allison Anders
  • Cinematographers: Dean Lent
  • Editors: Tracy Granger
  • Production Designer: J. Mascis
  • Music: Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk, James Brolin
  • Awards: Mi Vida Loca (1993) Grace of My Heart (1996)
  • Filmography: A struggling single mother attempts to guide her teenage daughters through the difficulties of growing up in a desolate New Mexico truck stop town.
  • Language: English, Spanish