Exclusive Interviews: Winner Sundance Dramatic Film: "Frozen River." Now in Theaters. Podcast: Live from Sundance at The Windrider Forum: Segment 1 of 1
Out in theatres this weekend, here is a Sundance interview about Frozen River. Every year some films are the "buzz" of Sundance. This time the buzz converted to one of Sundance's major awards. Enjoy Craig Detweiler's exclusive discussion with the producer (Heather Rae), writer/director (Courtney Hunt) and two actors (Melissa Leo and Misty Upham) from "Frozen River," which has not only been talked about by the film-goers, but was picked up for distribution by SONY Pictures. Frozen River's feature-length script is set in a real-life smuggling zone on a Native American reservation between New York State and Quebec where the lure of fast money presents a daily challenge to single moms who would otherwise be making minimum wage. Strapped for money and having been deserted by her husband, working class Ray (Melissa Leo), reluctantly teams up with Lila (Misty Upham), a widowed Mohawk Indian, to smuggle illegal immigrants across the frozen St. Lawrence River from Canada to the U.S. in the trunk of a Dodge Spirit. Both women swear each trip will be their last, but one final run across the river leads to a showdown with the law on all sides.
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