Indigenous Showcase: Misty Upham Tribute Screenings
$12 General Admission
Join us for a free community screening this November of August: Osage County and Frozen River, part of our Indingeous Showcase collaboration with Longhouse Media. This event is presented in tribute to the life and work of Misty Upham, the talented local actress who passed away in October 2014. Join us to remember and celebrate Misty’s life and work.
August: Osage County
(John Wells, 2013, United States, 121 min)
August Osage County is a 2013 dramatc film written by Tracy Letts and based on his Pulitzer Prize–winning play of the same name, and directed by John Wells. It is produced by George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis,, Misty Upham, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, and Julianne Nicholson as a dysfunctional family that reunites into the familial house when their patriarch (Sam Shepard) suddenly disappears.
(Courtney Hunt, 2008, United States, 97 min)
Frozen River is the story of Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the U.S.-Canadian border. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray’s Dodge Spirit.