Thursday, September 4
This looks like an interesting film. I've heard nothing but good about it.
It won the Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
Rotten Tomatoes has it rated at 85%.
From Rotten Tomatoes:
Synopsis: Courtney Hunt's feature directorial debut FROZEN RIVER is a powerfully unflinching tale of two women, who, driven by economic hardship, form an unlikely partnership smuggling illegal immigrants across the Canadian border.
Melissa Leo turns in a gritty performance as Ray, a struggling dollar-store cashier and mother living in a trailer home in upstate New York who is desperate to make ends meet.
During a frenzied search for her deadbeat spouse, she apprehends Lila (Misty Upham), a Mohawk Indian from an area reservation, attempting to steal her car.
In the process of taking back her vehicle, she learns of Lila's smuggling operation through an unpatrolled corridor within Mohawk territory--the frozen St. Lawrence River that forms part of the border between the U.S. and Canada.
Out of necessity, they form an uneasy alliance:
Another point of interest to me is I'm part Seneca Indian.
They are part of the Iroquois Nation that also includes the Mohawk tribe.
We had many relatives up in that area.
I can't wait to see it.
It probably won't make it out to the sticks so either I'll hunt it down or wait for the DVD.