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River of Grass

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A canny, contemporary portrait of shiftlessness, this adept first feature (1993) by American independent Kelly Reichardt, set in the Florida Everglades, is about people so bored they jump at the chance to go on the lam--taking off even before they're sure they've committed a crime. Reichardt has an original sense of how to put together a film sequence and an effective way of guiding her cast of unknowns through an absurdist comedy of errors. With Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell, Stan Kaplan, and Michael Buscemi. Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton, Friday, September 29, 7:00 and 9:00; Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00; and Monday through Thursday, October 2 through 5, 7:00 and 9:00; 281-4114.

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