Cross Creek
First screened in July 2016
Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Mary Steenburgen, Peter Coyote, Rip Torn, Alfre Woodard, Dana Hill, Joanna Miles, Ike Eisenmann, John Hammond, Malcolm McDowell, Toni Hudson, Bo Rucker, Jay O. Sanders, Cary Guffey, Nora Rogers, Keith Michael, Norton Baskin. Screenplay: Dalene Young (based on the memoir by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings).

Twitter Capsule: Involving, well-cast regional study, though Steenburgen adds less than she might. Familiar beats in a writer's life.

VOR:   Touching memento when studios considered life stories like this, especially in rural and Southern environments, to be good investments. Doesn't break bounds, but carries a proud banner.

Photo © 1983 Universal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Alfre Woodard
Best Supporting Actor: Rip Torn
Best Costume Design: Joe I. Tompkins
Best Original Score: Leonard Rosenman

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