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Once Upon a River: Screening & Q&A

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Virtual Event
Free – $10

Join us for a Virtual Screening of ‘Once Upon a River’ followed by a Q&A with Director Haroula Rose and Star Kenadi DelaCerna!

Hope you’re all staying well and safe during this challenging new reality. Like many organizations, we’re moving online for the foreseeable future! We hope you will join us to learn from our fellow filmmakers and stay connected as a community.

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Once Upon a River – Screening + Q&A!

Join us on Monday 9/28 for a Virtual Screening via Zoom & Watch Party of the film Once Upon a River, followed by a Q&A with director Haroula Rose and star Kenadi DelaCerna!

This film will be streamed live in the Zoom webinar – please join promptly to see the whole film.

5:30pm ET Virtual Screening & Watch Party of Once Upon a River – Zoom link will be sent upon RSVP.

Feel free to interact, engage, and ask questions via the Q&A function of the webinar. We will use these questions for the top of the Q&A!

7:00pm ET Q&A with director Haroula Rose and Star Kenadi DelaCerna

Synopsis of Once Upon a River

Based on the novel, the film follows Native American teenager Margo Crane, who flees down Michigan’s Stark River in search of her estranged mother after her father’s violent death. 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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About the Filmmaker

Haroula Rose is a filmmaker and musician. Her debut ONCE UPON A RIVER, was called “one of the most anticipated films” by FILMMAKER, winning 19 awards at 40 festivals worldwide. Her pilot LOST & FOUND had its world premiere at Tribeca, and was “not to be missed,” according to the New York Times. She is currently shooting a documentary and developing her second fiction feature film as writer and director.

Rose’s work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in Madrid, Nantucket Screenwriters Colony, WarnerMedia, Warner Brothers Directing Workshop, and Tribeca All Access. She received her BA and MA from the University of Chicago and attended USC’s MFA program. Rose’s short films include AS THEY SLEPT, WEDDING DRESS, NO LOVE SONG, and BABY CRAZY. As a producer she has worked on films such as FRUITVALE STATION, THE FEAR OF THIRTEEN, HEAVEN ADORES YOU, SAINT FRANCES as well as many others.

Rose’s songs can be heard in many films, series, theater productions and commercials. She has toured internationally and released two LPs, two EPs, remixes, and compositions through Thirty Tigers in Nashville and her label Little Bliss Records. Her third LP and EP are both being released fall 2020.

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September 28
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Free – $10
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