30.09. - 09.10.2021

River of Grass USA 1994 | 76 min | OV | Colour | FF 2020

Kelly Reichardt

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".

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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.
Original title: River of Grass
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Transatlantic
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Screenplay: Kelly Reichardt, based on a story by Jesse Hartman and Kelly Reichardt
Cast: Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell, Stan Kaplan, Michael Buscemi
Producer: Jesse Hartman, Kelly Reichardt
Director of Photography: Jim Denault
Music: John Hill
Production Design: David Doernberg
Editor: Larry Fessenden
Sound: Bill Chesley
Costume design: Sara Jane Slotnick
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Oscilloscope
Production: Good Machine
Contact: Cameron Swanagon, Oscilloscope:


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