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November 6, 2013
Running from Crazy, the latest film from Academy-Award-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple, explores the psychological legacy of one of the most iconic families in a nation of iconic families – the Hemingways. Taking for its subject the actress Mariel Hemingway, Ernest’s famous granddaughter, the film charts her difficult journey towards accepting an inheritance of both charismatic brilliance and the darkness of substance abuse, suicide and mental illness. MovieMaker asked Kopple to reflect upon her challenging new subject, and the philosophy behind her documentary work.