Frozen River
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Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay), winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and described by Quentin Tarantino as "the most exciting thriller Ive seen this year", Frozen River has been acclaimed as one of the best American debuts this decade. Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo, 21 Grams) finds herself at wits end after her gambler husband disappears with the down payment on their new home. When an offer to transport cargo across the Canadian border presents the opportunity to make some easy money, Ray has little idea that her actions will place her life in danger and threaten her familys future. Featuring a stunning central performance by Melissa Leo, writer/director Courtney Hunts film is a riveting thriller that raises questions about the borders we construct, between countries, communities and each other.
Starring Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Michael O'Keefe
Director Courtney Hunt