“In film school, I often heard the complaint that ‘women’s films’ lacked adventure and this drove me crazy. I grew up with a single mom, who was working and struggling through school and, frankly, paying the rent was an adventure,” “Frozen River” filmmaker Courtney Hunt told indieWIRE back in January prior to the Sundance Film Festival. Her film went on to win the fest’s grand jury prize and in an iW review, Steve Ramos praised, “The artful trinity of [Melissa] Leo, costar Misty Upham and [Courtney] Hunt leads to independent moviemaking at its best; telling real-life, off the grid stories with compassion, skill and honesty.” “Frozen River” opened today on seven screens.
Pictured: “Frozen River” co-stars Misty Upham and Melissa Leo at the Los Angeles Film Festival back in June. Photo by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE.