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River of Grass [Blu-ray] [1994]

Release Date:04/26/2016

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    Special Features

    • New feature-length Audio Commentary with Director Kelly Reichardt and Producer/Actor/Editor Larry Fessenden
    • Restoration Presentation
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • With an exclusive essay by film writer and curator Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan


    River of Grass
    River of Grass has all the elements of a conventional road movie: a car, a gun, criminal plans, and young lovers on the run from an angry father who also happens to be a suspended police officer. But writer and director Kelly Reichardt has instead taken these familiar elements and fashioned an anti-road movie, a deadpan film that is more existentialist comedy than crime drama. The young lovers in question are Cozy, the cop's daughter, and Lee Ray, a shady character from the wrong end of town. Lee Ray comes into possession of a pistol, and soon he and Cozy find themselves unintentionally involved in a shooting. Fearing capture by the law, the two make plans to leave town, committing a series of robberies on the way. However, they don't manage to get very far; indeed, the film's central premise is how the romantic myth of lovers on the lam proves disappointing in the face of a far more pedestrian reality. This well-received, low-budget indie was shot on location in South Florida, placing its story against an appropriately depressed landscape of sun-bleached strip malls, barren highways and overgrown, swampy fields; the title is another name for the Florida Everglades. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Larry Fessenden
      Larry Fessenden - Lee
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      Dick Russell - Jimmy Ryder
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      Lisa Bowman - Cozy
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      Michael Buscemi

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