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  • Lessons from “Winter’s Bone”

    By Misha Henckel

    February 10, 2011 | 12:16 am

    Excellent little movie! It’s a story that embodies determination, gutsiness, unwavering loyalty, unselfish love, tenderness, and courage, as a remarkable young girl triumphs in the face of impossible odds.

    Ree Dolly is a 17 year old Ozark Mountain girl, stuck in extreme poverty,...

  • From the Ozarks to the Oscars:  Debra Granik of “Winter’s Bone” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 27, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Writer-director Debra Granik is Jewish, upper-middle-class and a New Yorker. So it is all the more remarkable that her thriller, “Winter’s Bone,”(which has received four Oscar nominations, including best picture and adapted screenplay) is so accurate in its depiction of life in...