Hemingway Documentary: “Running from Crazy”

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Still from the documentary Running From Crazy, which has its premiere at Sundance 2013Does crazy run in the family?

A new documentary, “Running from Crazy,” tries to answer that question. The film follows actress Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of author Ernest Hemingway, as she explores her family’s tragic history and uncovers dark secrets.

Hemingway. The name is synonymous with heroic manliness. “Farewell to Arms,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Old Man and the Sea,” “Sun Also Rises,” the man wrote about seizing life and grand adventures. He lived life fast; he lived life hard. And that life ended, by his own hand, in 1961.

This was not the first suicide in the family, and it would not be the last.

In the documentary Mariel discovers that depression and mental instability has long been a curse plaguing her family. This includes both of her older sisters, including Margaux her killed herself in 1996 on the…

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