Grantham & Rose

 

Year: 2013
Country: USA
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.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM
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Competitions
American Independents Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

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Director
Kristin Hanggi

Producers
Meghan-Michele German, Evangel Fung, Ryan Spahn, Michael Urie, Mark Lee

Screenwriting
Ryan Spahn

Cinematography
Ryan Mitchel

Editing
Yaniv Dabach

Principal Cast
Jake T. Austin, Marla Gibbs, Tessa Thompson, Ryan Spahn

Director Bio
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.

Select Filmography
"Dear Dumb Diary" (2013), GRANTHAM & ROSE (2013)

Print Source

Urmee Entertainment, Inc

ryancspahn@gmail.com

www.granthamandrose.com

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