River of Grass (1994)

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

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Introduction

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.

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