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River of Grass - Wellington Film Society

River of Grass - Wellington Film Society

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When:

  • Mon 13 Mar ’17, 6:15pm – 8:05pm

Where:

The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Restrictions:

M

Ticket Information:

  • Members Free: $0.00
  • 12-month membership: $95.00

(Kelly Reichardt, USA 1994)
Violence, offensive language, nudity.

Reichardt’s debut feature is a quick-witted film whose appeal is as much a matter of tone and style as a story.

When thirty-year-old Cory comes to the realization that her life isn’t all it might be - her lackadaisical husband, three kids, and house on a soggy acre in Broward County, Florida, leave something to be desired - she sneaks out one night to a local bar and meets her destiny, an aimless and enigmatic young drifter named Lee. While engaging in a little late-night pool-hopping, the pair encounters an annoyed homeowner.

Unfortunately for all concerned, Lee has chosen this moment to show Cory his pistol. The gun goes off and the couple flees. So begins a low-key but captivating escapade that provokes amusement and incredulity as this bungling Bonnie and Clyde live the life of outlaws who can’t seem to get it right. Shot on a minuscule budget, with a stark atmosphere, this is original, controlled filmmaking by creative independents who clearly understand the B-movie legacy they’re tapping into. - Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance Film Festival

The film follows the 71st AGM of the Wellington Film Society.

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