A meth-addicted Ozark Mountain Family Affair

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A new film looks at the odyssey of a strong 17-year-old girl, Ree, abandoned by her meth-cooker father, leaving her to take care of her incapacitated mother and two young siblings. The family’s house is put up for his bail bond leaving Ree to go on the hunt in the Ozark Mountain woods to find him through her strung-out, outlaw family to keep her family from being thrown out of their home. Our guest, director DEBRA GRANIK will describe her filmmaking journey in making the Sundance 2010 Grand Jury Prize-winning, Winter’s Bone, adapted from Daniel Woodrell’s novel of the same name. PATRICK CARR, Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, will also join us in the conversation to talk about his work with America’s rural poor.

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