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Kelly Reichardt

River of Grass + Q&A with Kelly Reichardt

A lost gun and a bored housewife feature in Kelly Reichardt’s bold 1994 debut.

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USA 1994
Dir Kelly Reichardt
With Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell, Michael Buscemi
Certificate 15

This disarming first feature about a lost gun and a bored housewife who just can’t escape the Florida Everglades flips the Godard principle ‘all you need for a movie is a gun and a girl’ playfully on its head. More ragged and wilful than the films that follow, River of Grass presents a reversal of genre and gender tropes and love of landscape, signalling Reichardt’s ongoing preoccupations.

Tickets on sale to BFI Champions from Mon 30 Jan 12:30, BFI Members from Mon 30 Jan 13:30 and to the public from Tue 31 Jan 11:30.

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Kelly Reichardt will be in conversation on Saturday 4 March 16:30.


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