Projection and discussion
River of Grass17 Oct 2021
The event is over
"River of Grass" is the name the Indians gave to the Everglades, the marsh in southern Florida. Cozy lives in this "river of grass" in a marriage devoid of passion, ignoring her children, dreaming of herself as an acrobat rather than a mother with a family. One night in a bar, she meets Lee, a young unemployed man who has just acquired a gun.
Kelly Reichardt, River of Grass, United States, 1994, DCP of the restored version (origin: 16 mm), 74 min, colour, in English with French subtitles
With Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell.
Selected at the Sundance Festival 1994.
In this first film, "a road movie with no road, a love story with no love, a crime story with no crime", the filmmaker depicts an American dream devoid of meaning.
"Where others build their films around the excitement of a contrived action, Kelly Reichardt refuses to bend before this rule of the game. She is no fool, preferring to use irony to question the rules for the scenarios of genre films: "[I was wondering] if the lone rebel character typical of road movies could still exist in the 1990s, when even Burger King restaurants had the slogan: Break the rules""
Laetitia Mikles, Positif, no 720, February 2020
Presented by Raphaëlle Pireyre, critic, followed by an encounter with Kelly Reichardt
14h30 - 16h
Kelly Reichardt, River of Grass, 1994
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