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River of Grass

Sat, Aug 15 / 6:15 pm
Sun, Aug 23 / 6 pm
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
1994, USA, 76 min
2K restoration

Kelly Reichardt’s darkly funny debut feature, brought the writer/director back to the setting of her adolescence, the suburban landscape of southern Florida, where she grew up with her detective father and narcotics agent mother. Shot on 16mm, the story follows the misadventures of disaffected house-wife Cozy, played by Lisa Bowman, and the aimless layabout Lee, played by up and comer Larry Fessenden, who also acted as a producer and the film’s editor. Described by Reichardt as “a road movie without the road, a love story without the love, and a crime story without the crime,” River of Grass introduces viewers to a director already in command of her craft and defining her signature style.

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Reviews

Reichardt pays clear homage to Breathless and Badlands, but her movie, the title of which is a local name for the Everglades, operates in its own ecosystem, teeming with the droll, shrewd observations about downwardly mobile life […].
– Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice
At every turn, Reichardt confounds predictability, confronting us with the awful banality of many people’s everyday lives rather than providing her characters with an escape from it. Yet Reichardt is so agile, ingenious and funny that she can make a lively, entertaining movie about how life isn’t like the movies.
– Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
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