This fall we talked to filmmaker Haroula Rose, actors Kenadi DelaCerna, John Ashton, Lindsay Pulsipher, Kenn E. Head, and producer Grace Hahn about their film “Once Upon A River”.

Now playing in virtual cinema:

Written & Directed by: Haroula Rose (“Lost & Found”) Based on the Novel “Once Upon a River” by: Bonnie Jo Campbell Starring 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”).

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.


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