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Seen and heard at Sundance

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 24, 2013 at 11:23 am •  Published: January 24, 2013

Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah:


Mariel Hemingway says she got kicked out of Overeaters Anonymous because she was hooked on salad.

Hemingway came to Sundance with the documentary "Running from Crazy," which recounts her family history of mental illness and suicide, including the deaths of sister Margaux and grandfather Ernest Hemingway.

In her own periods of depression, Hemingway says she found herself eating too much — but not the typical high-calorie foods most overeaters chow down.

When she went to an overeaters meeting, "they went through this litany of things they ate," Hemingway says. "Chinese food and this and that, and like, for days. Then they went and got doughnuts. And I was like, 'Hi, I'm Mariel Hemingway. I'm an overeater. I know you're going to think this is crazy, but I eat bowls and bowls of lettuce.' And they were like, 'You need to leave.'"

Hemingway says she's over her own depression now but that her salad benders were among the signs of her own emotional problems.

"People don't realize that obsessive behavior is just obsessive behavior, even if it's green," she says.

— David Germain



Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen play best friends in "Very Good Girls," which premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival, and the two young actresses are close friends in real life.

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