PassengerFilms, a remarkable mashup of geography and film, has publicised our 22nd October film night on ice, US-Canadian borderlands and (in)security at the Roxy bar and screen in London. with Frozen River as the feature film. Do come along.
Join Passengerfilms at the Roxy Bar and Screen for an evening of film and conversation about water and ice along and beyond the US-Canadian borderlands, guest-curated by Peter Adey and Klaus Dodds from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Our feature film is Frozen River (2008, 97 min), set in the harsh and barren landscapes near the St. Lawrence River. It addresses illegal migration, multiple sovereignties and the insecurities of family life on the US-Canadian border. It features Melissa Leo (21 Grams) as a single mother in upstate New York who begins smuggling immigrants across the frozen river with Lila (played by Misty Upham), a Mohawk woman who lives on a reservation that straddles the US-Canadian border. Written and directed by Courtney Hunt, Frozen River won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for drama in 2008 and earned more than 30 other awards and nominations.
This will be accompanied by a screening…
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