George Mason University and Unity in the Community (www.unityitc.org) concludes its Immigration & Human Rights Cinema series with a screening of “Frozen River,” a 2008 Sundance Festival Grand Jury award-winning film at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 16 in the Verizon Auditorium at GMU’s Prince William Campus, 10900 University Boulevard, Manassas. Admission is free, and a facilitated discussion follows the film.
“Frozen River” is a drama focusing on an upstate New York trailer mom who is lured into illegal immigrant smuggling. The desperate woman teams up with Lila, a Mohawk Indian from the reservation that straddles the US-Canadian border. Together they begin carrying illegal immigrants across the frozen St. Lawrence River. Actress Melissa Leo earned an Academy Award nomination for this performance.
Free parking in the Occoquan Parking lot.