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Radiant Goddess Ellen Burstyn to Direct Her First Film

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | August 26, 2014 | Comments ()

At the tender young age of 80, Oscar winner and Emmy nominee Ellen Burstyn has decided to direct her first film. Burstyn had the chance to direct her Oscar-winning performance in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, but she declined because she felt ill-prepared to tackle both responsibilities. She has no such qualms at this point.

Burstyn will helm, and star as the title character in, Bathing Flo. A New Yorker gets the chance to house-sit, free room and board,if he will look after the owner’s elderly mother, Flo. Though it doesn’t sound terribly compelling at the moment, I could watch the graceful Burstyn get attacked by a demon and love it. Actually, I have seen that and I did love it.

Since there is no start date for the film, let’s look at Burstyn in one of her most ethereal roles: Sister Summers in The Wicker Man. (Ignore the music.)



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