Frozen River is an Academy Award-nominated 2008 drama film written and directed by Courtney Hunt.

Starring: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham Director: Courtney Hunt

The film is set in the North Country of Upstate New York, near the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation and the Canadian border.

Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo) is struggling to make a living and raise two sons with her husband. She is working at a discount store when her husband runs off and takes the family's life savings with him. In searching for her husband she meets Lila (Misty Upham), a Mohawk. The two women, who have both fallen on hard economic times, form a desperate alliance and start to support their family by trafficking illegal Chinese immigrants from Canada into the United States, across the frozen St. Lawrence River. Ray's oldest son, T.J. (Charlie McDermott), tries to be the man of the family, and the two clash over what he should do, stay in school or drop out and try to find a job to help raise his little brother, Ricky (James Reilly).

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