Running from Crazy
Bijou by the BayWed, Jul 30, 2014 3:00 PM
Sponsored by: Cherry Republic
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Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:100 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Mariel Hemingway
Bobby Williams
Dree Hemingway
Langley Fox Hemingway
Joan Hemingway
Margaux Hemingway
Director:Barbara Kopple
Produced by:David Cassidy
Barbara Kopple
Cinematography:Phil Parmet
Andrew Young
Editing By:Michael Culyba
Mona Davis
Music By:Joel Goodman
Camera Operator:Boone Speed
Mike Call
Behind the literary prowess at the heart of Ernest Hemingway’s legacy also lies the “terrible curse” of suicide that continues to haunt the family to this day. Mariel Hemingway, Ernest’s granddaughter, looks back on the more than seven suicides in her immediate family, with special attention paid to the untimely death of her super model sister Margaux. Revealing hidden family secrets, Mariel strives to understand how, in spite of having experienced depression and suicidal thoughts firsthand, she can keep herself and her daughters from surrendering to the same fate. In this Emmy-nominated documentary, two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple (“Harlan County USA,” “American Dream”) crafts an open-hearted and wise film that uses home movies and rare archival footage to offer unique insights into a famously troubled family, as Mariel breaks down taboos about mental health issues while advocating for suicide prevention.