Run Time: 89 minutes
Seventeen-year-old Grantham has just entered juvenile detention. Tattooed and hiding behind a tough exterior, he instantly clashes with his fellow inmates. This brings him to the attention of Rose, an elderly volunteer who mentors some of the boys. Rose has a unique style that is tough, wise, and unpredictable. Sensing something special in him, she offers an outrageous proposal to Grantham. She wants him to accompany her on a journey, the purpose of which she won't reveal. She is able and willing to spring him if he agrees. At first he thinks she is crazy, but Rose is crazy like a fox. She sneaks him out under everyone's noses and off they go. This is a charming and unexpected twist on that pillar of American cinema: the road trip. These are two people meant to clash ferociously, as well as to change each other in ways they could never anticipate. Smartly written and performed, GRANTHAM & ROSE is the journey of both their lives, and you'll be glad you came along. —C.R.
Grantham & Rose
Tower City Cinemas
Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM
American Independents Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
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Kristin Hanggi received her Bachelor's from UCLA in Theater and her Master's from USC. She was nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Rock of Ages, her Broadway debut. She also is responsible for the pop-opera Bare, which won the Ovation Award Best Musical and continues to be produced around the world. She is the founder of Wonderfalls Entertainment and is currently developing several film projects.
"Dear Dumb Diary" (2013), GRANTHAM & ROSE (2013)