Once Upon A River

/Once Upon A River

Once Upon A River

Showtimes:

Friday May 10th - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Skylight 1

Saturday May 11th - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skylight 3

It's rural Michigan in 1977. Margo Crane is a 15-year-old part Native American girl coming of age in the small town of Murrayville where she and her father are in the minority. Margo and her Uncle Cal are caught having sex and Margo’s entire life changes. When her father is killed in a tragic misunderstanding, Margo must begin her odyssey on the Stark River to find her estranged mother. On the road, Margo encounters friends, foes, wonders, and dangers. She learns how to live life on her terms while processing her grief. Margo also befriends an elderly man, Smoke, and form a deep friendship and understanding despite Smoke giving up on life. This Midwestern gothic Americana story is based on the lauded best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell and is, in the words of Jane Smiley for The New York Times, “an excellent American parable about the consequences of our favorite ideal, freedom.”

Director(s): Haroula Rose

Writer(s): Haroula Rose

Producer(s): Haroula Rose, Jacqueline "JJ" Ingram

Editor(s): Sofi Marshall, Steven Lambiase

Cinematographer(s): Charlotte Hornsby

Production Designer(s): Amy Frazzini

Music Composer(s): Zac Rae

Cast:
Kenadi DelaCerna (MARGO) Tatanka Means (CRANE) John Ashton (SMOKE) Lindsay Pulsipher (LUANNE) Sam Straley (BILLY) Coburn Goss (CAL) Kenn E Head (FISHBONE)