*River of Grass.* 1994. USA. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt. Courtesy of Strand Releasing/Photofest. © Strand Releasing

River of Grass. 1994. USA. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt. With Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell. 35 mm. 76 min.

Reichardt's debut feature, first screened at the Sundance Film Festival, tells the tale of Cozy, a small-town girl who thought marrying her high school sweetheart would fix her broken-down life. Named after her father’s favorite drummer, Cozy Cole, she is so starved for attention that she does cartwheels and back flips in her small Florida home and pretends to wave at a nonexistent audience. In some way, her life begins when she meets a stoner named Lee and they go on the lam. But…from what?

  1. Saturday, September 23,
    7:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  2. Tuesday, September 12,
    7:00 p.m.

    Followed by a discussion with Kelly Reichardt and actor/producer Larry Fessenden, moderated by filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh
    T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Kelly Reichardt: Powerfully Observant.