March 17, 2016
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RIVER OF GRASS at Boston’s Brattle Theater this week!

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… One county over is Lee (Larry Fessenden), a layabout who lives with his grandmother until she kicks him out. Fessenden, who would go on to a lively career as a character actor and director of cult horror movies like 2001’s “Wendigo,” has a long, jellybean-shaped face, droopy hair, and a snaggle-toothed grin; he looks like rocker Nick Cave’s younger, mouthier brother and he has a loser’s kind of charm. He meets Cozy in a bar, where he confesses “I’m kind of in limbo now.” “Limbo. That sounds nice,” she replies…

Read the article at the Boston Globe

And don’t forget to see WENDIGO on 35mm at The Brattle NEXT week!!

 

March 16, 2016
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Spotlight On: River of Grass

Have you heard the buzz about the new restoration of Kelly Reichardt’s debut film River of Grass? Check out some of the reviews, including an AV Club interview with Reichardt. It is now available for streaming on Fandor

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August 12, 2015
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Kelly Reichardt’s Restored RIVER OF GRASS Among Toronto International Film Fest Picks

Indiewire reports that Kelly Reichardt’s partially Kickstarter-funded, newly restored version of RIVER OF GRASS picked for prestigious TIFF Cinematheque. Fessenden stars alongside Lisa Bowman in this 1994 film.

From the Indiewire release:

In addition to its stellar slate of new titles and emerging talent, the Toronto International Film Festival is dedicated to paying respect to the cinema — and masters — that have come before the latest and greatest in contemporary film talent. As part of the initiative, the festival boasts two unique programs — TIFF Cinematheque, which focuses on previously released classics, and Masters of Cinema, which features new films from, well, masters of cinema — and both sections have now revealed their slate for the 2015 festival.

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Read on for more details and all the picks.

August 19, 2014
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THE KELLY REICHARDT COLLECTION is coming to Blu-ray!

[via dvdbeaver.com]
This essential collection brings together for the first time on Blu-ray the three films that helped establish Kelly Reichardt as one of the most important auteurs of American independent cinema: OLD JOY (2006), WENDY AND LUCY (2008), and MEEK’S CUTOFF (2010). Also included as a Bonus Feature is her remarkable debut film, RIVER OF GRASS (1994), never previously available in the UK. Other Bonus Features include audio of a masterclass given by Kelly Reichardt at Oxford University in 2014, the short stories by Jonathan Raymond upon which OLD JOY and WENDY AND LUCY are based, and a booklet written by long-time Reichardt collaborator Larry Fessenden.

Click here to read the glowing review from dvdbeaver!