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River of Grass


Kelly Reichardt




Cozy, a thirtyish Florida housewife bored to tears with her drudging life, runs away with Lee, a young loser in search of thrills. After accidentally shooting a man, Cozy and Lee try to go on the lam as every outlaw couple before them—without quite ever getting it right.

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, Reichardt the film 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.


Lisa Donaldson, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell, Stan Kaplan, Michael Buscemi, Lisa Robb, Santo Fazio, Monica Davidson, Sheila Korsi, Mitch Lewis


Writer: Jesse Hartman, Kelly Reichardt; Composer: John Hill; Cinematographer: Jim Denault; Editor: Larry Fessenden


Sundance Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival

Director's Filmography

- First Cow, 2019

- Owl, short, 2019

- Certain Women, 2016

- Night Moves, 2013

- Meek's Cutoff, 2010

- Wendy and Lucy, 2008

- Old Joy, 2006

- Then a Yeari, short, 2001

- Ode, 1999

- River of Grass, 1994

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