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Debra Granik on the Demand for the Salacious, "for fast, cheap and out of control"

Filmmaker Debra Granik earned an impressive four Oscar nominations for 2010's "Winter's Bone," including best picture, actress (Jennifer Lawrence), supporting actor (John Hawkes) and adapted screenplay. The question was what the deliberate New York filmmaker would do next. I sat down with Granik to get her to take me through that decision-making process.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 16, 2014 5:28 PM
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Los Angeles Film Festival Award Winners Led by 'Man from Reno,' 'Stray Dog'; FULL LIST

Dave Boyle’s "Man From Reno," and Debra Granik’s "Stray Dog" lead the list of jury award-winners at the Los Angeles Film festival, which closes Thursday night with Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys." Full list of audience and jury prize-winners below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 19, 2014 9:43 PM
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Debra Granik Goes Rogue with First Doc 'Stray Dog' (LAFF World Premiere)

Filmmaker Debra Granik earned an impressive four Oscar nominations for 2010's "Winter's Bone," including best picture, actress (Jennifer Lawrence), supporting actor (John Hawkes) and adapted screenplay. Clearly all the talent on display in 2004's "Down to the Bone," which boosted the career of Vera Farmiga, was not a flash in the pan. What was the deliberate New York filmmaker, who works closely with producer-writer Anne Rossellini, do next?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 16, 2014 2:19 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: 'Winter's Bone' Director Debra Granik's Next Projects: HBO Series, Doc, Another 'Bone' Movie with Russell Banks

Filmmaker Debra Granik earned an impressive four Oscar nominations for 2010's "Winter's Bone," including best picture, actress (Jennifer Lawrence), supporting actor (John Hawkes) and adapted screenplay.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 4, 2012 6:25 PM
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