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River of Grass

OT: River of Grass

Kelly Reichardt // USA, 1994
Fiction Feature // FF2020
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Kelly Reichardt’s »amazing first film« (Todd Haynes). In her debut film, which was rarely shown in Germany, the director returns to the Florida of her childhood and satirizes the outlaw road movie with subversive humour. Cozy lives near the Everglades, also known as the River of Grass. She is bored with her husband, her children and her existence and would love to leave it all behind. One night in a bar she meets Lee Ray Harold, an unemployed man. They get on well and go swimming in someone’s pool. When Cozy fires a shot with a revolver he found earlier, they think they have killed the pool’s owner – and plan an adventurous escape.


With films like Wendy and Lucy (2008), Meek’s Cutoff (2010) and Night Moves (2013) KELLY REICHARDT (*1963) is one of the most prolific makers of independent films in the USA. In 2016, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed her film Certain Women.



River of Grass

Fiction Feature





76 min


Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt, based on a story by Jesse Hartman and Kelly Reichardt

Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell, Stan Kaplan, Michael Buscemi

Jesse Hartman, Kelly Reichardt

Jim Denault

Bill Chesley

Larry Fessenden

John Hill

David Doernberg

Sara Jane Slotnick


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Cameron Swanagon, Oscilloscope: cameron@oscilloscope.net

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