Monthly Archives: September 2014

New Fall Film Series leads with “Running From Crazy” October 8

Mariel Hemingway featured in "Running From Crazy"

Mariel Hemingway featured in “Running From Crazy”


We are very excited to announce our Fall 2014 McCall Film Society line up. All our films will be shown at the Alpine Playhouse at 7 pm on a Wednesday night.

October 8- Running From Crazy

November 12- For A Women

December 10- Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

October 8- “Running from crazy” is an award winning documentary featuring Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway. In this film she strives for a greater understanding of her family history of suicide and mental illness. As tragedies are explored and deeply hidden secrets are revealed, Mariel searches for a way to overcome a similar fate.

Hailed as one of the most distinguished families in American literature, the Hemingways have always exposed both their bright brilliance and their harrowing secrets.

Barbara Kopple’s newest documentary focuses on Mariel Hemingway, a granddaughter of the legendary writer Ernest, as she explores her family’s disturbing history of mental illness and suicide. As a youngster, Mariel followed her supermodel sister, Margaux, into the acting world. Critics immediately praised Mariel’s natural talent, which created a deep rift between the sisters. Kopple’s bold portrait of the Hemingways intertwines haunting archival footage from Margaux’s personal family documentary with scenes from Mariel’s life today as she advocates for suicide prevention and strives to live a rigorously healthy lifestyle to combat what appears to be her birthright. Mariel’s courageous journey of acceptance and introspection allows her to view her family and turbulent upbringing through new eyes and, for the first time, accept them with a peaceful heart.