Running From Crazy

 

Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 100 minutes

Mariel is likely the bravest Hemingway of all. Her life growing up in the fishbowl of celebrity has had its share of tragedies and triumphs. Granddaughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway and sister of “wild child” model Margaux, she first became famous at 17 when she appeared as Woody Allen’s love interest in “Manhattan.” Part of a dysfunctional extended family that counted among them seven suicides, Mariel knew she had to work to stay sane after the paparazzi went home. She now spends her time speaking to suicide support groups and promoting techniques for personal balance and health. By frankly discussing the struggles of her own storied life – and making some unexpectedly shocking pronouncements about her family -- she hopes to reduce the stigma around mental illness. This intimate portrait assures us that we can gain strength by overcoming physical and emotional challenges. Director Barbara Kopple’s RUNNING FROM CRAZY shows Mariel Hemingway to be a generous and fearless woman. Papa would have been proud. – B.B.

Director
Barbara Kopple

Producers
Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy

Cinematography
Andrew Young, Michael Call, Boone Speed, Phil Parmet

Editing
Michael Culyba, Mona Davis

Principal Cast
Mariel Hemingway, Bobby Williams, Langley Fox Hemingway, Dree Hemingway

Director Bio
Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award® winning filmmaker. Born in New York, she studied psychology at Northeastern University. She is best known for her documentaries, but she also directs fiction films and TV.

Select Filmography
"Harlan County U.S.A." (1976), "American Dream" (1990), "Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy" (1992), "Wild Man Blues" (1997), "Woodstock '94" (1998), "My Generation" (2000), "Bearing Witness" (2005), "Havoc" (2005), "Shut Up & Sing" (2006), A Force of Nature (2011) – 36th CIFF, RUNNING FROM CRAZY (2013)

Print Source

Cabin Creek Films

cabincreekfilms@aol.com

www.cabincreekfilms.com

Film Sponsor

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

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