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Once Upon A River

Based on the best-selling novel by Michigander Bonnie Jo Campbell, Once Upon A River is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane in 1970s rural Michigan. After enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, Margo (newcomer Kenadi DelaCerna) 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. Written and directed by Haroula Rose, this midwestern gothic Americana story is, in the words of Jane Smiley for The New York Times, “an excellent American parable about the consequences of our favorite ideal, freedom.

92 minutes. Drama. NR.

Once Upon a River—with a tremendous performance from Kenadi DelaCerna as Margo—enchants us in this simple but evocative coming-of-age tale.

812 Film Reviews

As Margo, Kenadi DelaCerna absolutely shines in not only her first feature film but her first leading role as well.

Film Threat

Once Upon A River highlights great talent both in front of and behind the camera.

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Rent Online - $12

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