FROM Krisha Fairchild
Krisha The new indie drama Krisha tells the story of a Thanksgiving homecoming gone awry. Krisha Fairchild plays the title role, a newly sober woman trying to reconnect with her family after years lost to addiction and alcohol abuse. Trey Edward Shults, Fairchild's real-life nephew, directed Krisha, and plays her son in the movie. Krisha won this year's Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award, which is for films made for less than $500,000. In this case, the director kept the budget of his first feature low by writing it himself, casting multiple family members and shooting in his parents house. Fairchild recently sat down with KCRW's Madeleine Brand and they talked about how the film became such a family effort, why Fairchild left LA after her first attempt to make it as an actress and how it feels to be back in her 60's.
'Krisha' Krisha is a new film about a middle-aged woman who comes home for Thanksgiving after being away for many years. We don’t know why she left or where she’s been, but you can feel the tension in the air when she shows up with her luggage. It only gets worse from there. Krisha is a low-budget movie that feels like an indie from the early 1970s. It won the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirits a couple of weeks ago, and the story certainly echos Cassavetes’ Woman Under the Influence.
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