Theatrical Premiere Tonight for Chicago Filmmaker Haroula Rose
September 30, 2020 by Screenmag
It's a big night for a Chicago filmmaker. Haroula Rose will bring her award-winning debut feature home to Chicago tonight as ONCE UPON A RIVER makes its theatrical premiere at the Chi-Town Movies drive-in, hosted by Elevated Films Chicago and Music Box Films. Premiere begins at 7 pm Central and will be followed by a discussion with Rose and select cast and crew, who will be live at the event. Click here for your tickets for tonight
Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, Once Upon A River is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane (Kenadi DelaCerna) in 1970s rural Michigan who after enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, sets out on an odyssey on the Stark River in search of her estranged mother. On the water, Margo encounters friends, foes, wonders, and dangers; navigating life on her own, she comes to understand her potential, all while healing the wounds of her past. Here is your first look at the film:
As for the cast... the film centers on up and coming Kenadi DelaCerna in her first feature film, John Ashton (Beverly Hills Cop, Midnight Run, Gone Baby Gone), Tatanka Means (The Son, Saints & Strangers, Tiger Eyes), Ajuawak Kapashesit (Indian Horse, Caleb, "Outlander"), Sam Straley (Hala, "Chicago Med," "Chicago P.D."), Coburn Goss (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, What Women Want), Lindsay Pulsipher ("True Blood," "Justified," "Hatfields & McCoys"), Kenn E. Head ("ER," Brat 2, "Chicago Fire").