March 18 – 29
At Tower City
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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.
Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy
Andrew Young, Michael Call, Boone Speed, Phil Parmet
Michael Culyba, Mona Davis
Mariel Hemingway, Bobby Williams, Langley Fox Hemingway, Dree Hemingway
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.
"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)
Cabin Creek Films