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Monday, January 24, 2011

Indie Film ‘Winter’s Bone’ May Get Oscar Love

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is shown in a scene from, "Winter's Bone." (AP/Roadside Attractions)

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is shown in a scene from, "Winter's Bone." (AP/Roadside Attractions)

Tomorrow morning the envelope opens, the nominations are read and the Oscar race is on. One film that has been talked about as a possible Best Picture nominee is “Winter’s Bone.”

It’s a gritty film shot in the Missouri Ozarks about a young girl who goes looking for her father, who disappeared after he put the family home up as bail, to get out of jail for drug dealing.

“Winter’s Bone” has already been nominated for 7 Independent Spirit awards and is on a number of critics “Best of 2010″ lists.  We revisit a conversation Here and Now producer Emiko Tamagawa had with the film’s director and co-writer Debra Granick and actor John Hawkes.


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