River Of Grass
Cozy and Lee go on the lam after an accidental shooting in Kelly Reichardt's debut feature
On Film4: 4 Sep 1:00AM
Spottiswoode's thrilling film braves the front line with three American correspondents (Nolte, Hackman and Cassidy) sent to report on the Sandinista rebellion against Nicaragua's Somoza government during the late 1970s. Nolte excels as a hardened photographer whose objectivity is ground down by the injustice he witnesses. It had taken the real-life execution of an ABC reporter by Samoza's troops to bring the Nicaraguan conflict to the world's attention.
Spottiswoode captures the random terror of the war zone, the press corps's acute journalistic instinct for story and survival, and the appalling moral dilemmas that reporters must confront.
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