Frozen River takes place just days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling illegal immigrants presents a daily challenge to single moms who would otherwise be earning minimum wage. Two women- one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances- are drawn into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River. We recently met up with Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, and their director Courtney Hunt to discuss this harrowing drama. To watch our exclusive video interviews with them, click on the clips below:
Frozen River opens in limited release on August 1st, 2008.