Miami Beach Cinematheque. November 9th, 2008. The film Frozen River premiers on November 9th, 2008 at 8:30p.m. at the Miami Beach Cinematheque. Critical acclaim abounds for Courtney Hunt's auspicious directorial debut, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Drama at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
The plot follows Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo) who is left in a lurch by her degenerate husband. Unable to provide for her two children, she teams up with a street-smart Mohawk woman to smuggle illegal immigrants across the frozen St. Lawrence River.
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