On My Radar: Debra Granik


Film director Debra Granik was born in 1963 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her first film, Snake Feed, made while she was still a student at New York University, won the award for best short at Sundance in 1998. She has since made two feature films, including 2010’s Winter’s Bone, which launched lead actor Jennifer Lawrence’s career and earned her an Academy Award nomination. Her follow-up, Leave No Trace, is adapted from Peter Rock’s novel, My Abandonment, which tells the story of an army veteran father and his daughter and their survivalist existence in the rural outskirts of Portland, Oregon. It’s out now.

Read the feature in the Observer.

[This piece was published on 01/07/18]