Last year, Kathryn Bigelow changed history by becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for directing. But at the Spirit Awards, such women-centric laurels are business as usual.
The process of bringing "Winter's Bone" to the screen was almost as difficult as the struggles endured by the family at the center of the film.
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In 1998 Derek Cianfrance wrote his second feature, "Blue Valentine." Twelve years and 66 drafts later, the writer-director's screenplay came to life.
The outlook is getting sunnier for "Winter's Bone," as the bleak drama scored seven Spirit Award nominations on the heels of winning the top trophies at the Gotham Awards.
"Winter's Bone" topped the list of nominations for the Gotham Independent Film Awards, with Debra Granik's pic scoring three noms including feature, actor and ensemble perf.
Director Debra Granik numbers herself among "the journalists, writers and filmmakers who go looking for the subject that scares them the most" -- in Granik's case, addiction, poverty and "people…
In yet another Sundance deal, Roadside Attractions has picked up all North American distribution rights to writer/director Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone," toplining Jennifer Lawrence.
Bleak and exemplary sophomore feature from director Debra Granik.