Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Daughter of Mariel Hemingway and Stephen Crisman.
Trained in classical Shakespearean acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway.
She's in the new indie movie STARLET.
STARLET explores the unlikely cross-generational friendship between 21 year-old Jane (Dree Hemingway), and the elderly Sadie (Besedka Johnson), two women whose worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley. Jane, an aspiring actress, spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates, Melissa and Mikey (Stella Maeve and James Ransone), while caring for her Chihuahua, Starlet. Sadie, a widow, passes her days alone, tending to her flower garden. After a confrontation between the women at Sadie's yard sale, Jane uncovers a hidden stash of money inside a relic from Sadie's past. Jane attempts to befriend the caustic older woman in an effort to solve her dilemma and secrets emerge as their relationship grows. Director Sean Baker continues in the naturalistic style of his previous films, the award-winning and Spirit Award nominees PRINCE OF BROADWAY and TAKE OUT...
Honorable mention: The brilliant, and almost effortless, performance by the dog, "Starlet".-Culver
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