Running From Crazy Directed
Barbara Kopple USA / 2013 / 100 minutes
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The Hemingway family may be considered the most distinguished family in American literature. But with such talent and brilliance, also comes a slew of dark thoughts and haunting secrets. Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple focuses her newest film, Running from Crazy, on Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of the legendary writer Ernest, using her as a vehicle in which to explore the family’s history of mental illness and suicide.
Kopple’s use of stunning archival footage, intimate scenes from Mariel’s life, and the examination of the heartbreaking Hemingway legacy, creates an emotionally powerful history, unfolding one step at a time. Through Mariel’s work as an advocate for suicide prevention and her power in overcoming the same fate that has cursed her family for years, she may just be able to find strength and inner peace. –Sam Robotham
Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker. A director of documentaries, as well as narrative TV and film, her most recent project is the documentary Running from Crazy, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Barbara produced and directed Harlan County USA and American Dream, both winners of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Her other films include The House of Steinbrenner, Woodstock: Now and Then, Shut Up and Sing, Havoc, A Conversation with Gregory Peck, My Generation, Wild Man Blues, Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson, and many more.
Cast/Featuring: Mariel Hemingway, Bobby Williams,
Langley Fox Hemingway,
Executive Producer(s): Barbara Kopple, Erica Forstadt, Lisa Erspamer, Oprah Winfrey
Producer(s): Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy
Director(s): Barbara Kopple
Cinematographer(s): Andrew Young, Boone Speed, Michael Call, Phil Parmet
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