Skip to content
Eye Logo link to homepageEye Film Museum Logo, link to homepage
still River of Grass (Kelly Reichardt, US 1994)

River of Grass

Kelly Reichardt / US, 1994 / 74 min.

In search of excitement, a housewife in Florida is bored to tears and flees with a slacker amid the run down strip malls and cheap motels. Kelly Reichardt’s debut about two down-at-heel, wannabe criminals was shot on 16 mm.

poster River of Grass (Kelly Reichardt, US 1994)
Kelly Reichardt’s darkly comedic feature film debut returned the scriptwriter/director to the suburbs of southern Florida where she grew up with her father, a detective, and her mother, a narcotics agent. River of Grass, that was shot on 16mm, dissatisfied housewife Cosy and aimless slacker Lee think they have accidentally shot a man. They try to go on the run like every other outlaw couple before them. But what are they actually fleeing from?

This is part of

Details

Not (yet) rated

Director

Kelly Reichardt

Production year

1994

Country

US

Original title

River of Grass

Length

74 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE

Format

16mm

Part of

Sweet 16

Eye Filmmuseum’s Sweet 16 programme celebrates 100 years of the revolutionary 16mm film format.

Learn more
campaign image Sweet 16
still River of Grass (Kelly Reichardt, US 1994)
still River of Grass (Kelly Reichardt, US 1994)
Planning on having a drink or a bite to eat? Book online for Eye Bar Restaurant.
Share your love for film and become a member of the Eye Society.
NLEN

Current exhibition

  • 20 January — 20 May 2024

    Paravel & Castaing-Taylor

    Cosmic Realism

Films, talks & events

Show everything

for anytime

in all languages

Sort by