River Of Grass

River Of Grass

Larry Fessenden
Director: Kelly Reichardt Cast: Larry Fessenden
Larry Fessenden
, Dick Russell
Dick Russell
, Lisa Bowman
Lisa Bowman
Kelly Reichardt

DVD (Subtitled)

View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, December 2


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.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2016
UPC: 0857490005189
Original Release: 1994
Rating: NR
Source: Oscilloscope
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:16:00
Sales rank: 44,302

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Larry Fessenden Lee
Dick Russell Jimmy Ryder
Lisa Bowman Cozy
Stan Kaplan Actor
Michael Buscemi Actor

Technical Credits
Kelly Reichardt Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Jim Denault Cinematographer
David Doernberg Production Designer
Larry Fessenden Editor,Producer
Jesse Hartman Original Story,Producer
Ted Skillman Production Manager
Sara Jane Slotnick Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- River of Grass
1. Personal History
2. "River Of Grass"
3. Missing Gun
4. Drum Solo
5. Night Out
6. Shot In The Dark
7. "Travelin' Light"
8. Investigation
9. Crime Spree
10. Clues
11. Photo Album
12. A Ghost
13. Tolls
14. End Credits

Customer Reviews