CANCELLED : International Women's Day - Film Screening 'Frozen River'

6:00pm - 8:00pm / Thursday 7th March 2019 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, Ground Floor. Rendall Building
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Please note that this event has been cancelled.

To mark International Women's Day 2019, the University is holding a free film screening of Academy Award nominated film 'Frozen River'.

The film will be introduced by Dr Yannis Tzioumakis, Reader in Film and Media Industries in the Department of Communication and Media, School of the Arts.

Frozen River stars Melissa Yeo and Misty Upham and was directed and written by Courtney Hunt. Set in upstate New York, it tells the story of two working-class women who smuggle illegal immigrants from Canada to the United States.

The screening time is 1 hour 37 minutes. It is rated 15 - it contains strong language and moderate threat and violence.

Reviews of Frozen River

"Original, sad, suspenseful and involving: the kind of work that helps independent American cinema retain its good name" Empire Magazine

"Ms. Leo’s magnificent portrayal of a woman of indomitable grit and not an iota of self-pity makes “Frozen River” a compelling study of individual courage." New York Times

"Melissa Leo, Oscar-nominated, gives a superb account of tough, self-sacrificing motherhood, and Misty Upham is nearly as impressive in an even less sympathetic role." Independent