Mariel Hemingway bears her family name with pride. But as Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple reveals in ‘Running from Crazy,’ the family’s legacy of suicide and mental illness haunts Ernest Hemingway’s famous granddaughter to this day.
‘Running from Crazy‘ uses archived footage of the Hemingway sisters to chronicle Mariel’s search for truth and distance from her family’s demons. Mariel tells us why Barbara Kopple was the only documentarian for the job, and we’re guessing two Oscars may have something to do with it!
While she never met her late grandfather, Mariel feels honored to be a part of her family’s rich history and to see Ernest remembered in films like ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’