River of Grass

Friday, March 11 - Thursday, March 17, 2016

New digital restoration — DCP projection

4:00pm & 7:45pm shows daily screen as double features (2 films for one admission)–see schedule of other films here. 12:20pm shows are single admission.

In the swampy backwaters of Southern Florida, cop’s daughter and disaffected housewife Cozy (Lisa Bowman) falls in with aimless bad boy Lee Ray (producer-editor Larry Fessenden). They turn would-be Bonnie and Clyde and hit out on the lam, only to find they have nowhere to go and nothing to do—and might not even be criminals. For fans of Reichardt’s later acclaimed dramas Wendy and Lucy and Meek’s Cutoff, her underseen debut proves to be a wryly, darkly funny revelation.

Restoration by Sundance Institute, Oscilloscope Laboratories, the UCLA Film & Television Archive and TIFF.

Screening in the program “RIVER OF GRASS and Its Sources,” paired with a selection of films that influenced its making.

Congratulations to IFC Films for acquiring Kelly Reichardt’s latest film, CERTAIN WOMEN, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. We look forward to sharing this new film, which stars Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern, with audiences later this year.

Special thanks to our friends at Oscilloscope Laboratories, for spearheading the restoration of RIVER OF GRASS, and distributing it to cinemas across the country.

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1994
  • Running Time 76 minutes
  • Director Kelly Reichardt

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