Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorsese, USA, 1974)

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Alternating between gritty realism and red-hued fantasy, this is one of those 70s films that has worn well, managing to be universal in its heart while picking out specifics that now look exactly of their time.
— Kim Newman, Empire

Recently-widowed Ellen Burstyn - along with her 11-year-old-son - up sticks from her home in New Mexico for a fresh start in California.

Burstyn won an Oscar for her lead performance in a film that's part road movie, part family drama. A pre-Taxi Driver Harvey Keitel and Jodie Foster also appear.