Once Upon a River Once Upon a River

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After her father’s violent death, Native American teenager Margo Crane flees down Michigan’s Stark River in search of her estranged mother. On the way, she encounters allies, enemies, danger, and the beauty of nature, all while coming to grips with her past and her own identity. A Midwestern Gothic coming-of-age fable set along the riverbanks, Chicago musician-filmmaker Haroula Rose’s debut feature is an evocative marriage of Winter’s Bone and Huckleberry Finn.

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The 55th Chicago International Film Festival


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A list of everything showing at the 2019 Chicago International Film Festival.

Currently organized by programs (which can be found…