Katy Grannan | Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
Marc Smolowitz | Producer
-- Written by Katy Grannan in collaboration with Artimese Fairley (Kiki)
SHORT SYNOPSIS: THE NINE is an intimate and unflinching portrait of a ravaged community living on Modesto's South Nine Street—"The Nine”—a barren, forgotten street in California’s Great Central Valley (the setting for "The Grapes of Wrath" and Dorothea Lange’s "Migrant Mother"). The film focuses on Kiki, an effervescent and childlike drifter, who’s only means of escape is through her imagination and who’s precarious sense of self worth hinges on the making of the film. THE NINE never sensationalizes—rather, it is a quiet elegy to Kiki and others living on The Nine, each of whom clings to the possibility of an alternate life. Through Kiki’s brave vulnerability, keen observations of lost childhood and the fundamental need for connection, the distance between ourselves and the “the other” is erased.
WEBSITE: TheNineFilm.com - KatyGrannan.com