Once Upon A River

Director: Haroula Rose
Narrative Features :: Vanguard
Running Time:90:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:15 AM
Thursday, November 14
Thalian Black
4:30 PM
Saturday, November 16
Thalian Black

Director/Producer: Haroula Rose
Producer: JJ Ingram

It’s 1978 and Margo Crane, a 15 year old part Native teen, must take to the Stark River on an odyssey. Akin to Huck Finn, this is a heroine like no other. Based on the best selling novel ONCE UPON A RIVER by Bonnie Jo Campbell.


Haroula Rose is a filmmaker and musician currently in post-production on her feature debut as writer/director, ONCE UPON A RIVER. She also recently completed a new short film, AS THEY SLEPT. She wrote and directed the pilot entitled LOST & FOUND, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017 then went on to win the Audience Award at Bentonville Film Festival. It was positively mentioned by the New York Times, and named one of the top things to see at Tribeca by Filmmaker Magazine. Rose’s work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in Madrid, Spain, Nantucket Screenwriters Colony, WarnerMedia, Warner Brothers Directors Workshop, and Tribeca All Access. She received her BA and MA from the University of Chicago and attended USC’s MFA program. Rose’s other award winning short films and music videos include WEDDING DRESS, NO LOVE SONG, and BABY CRAZY. As a singer-songwriter her music can be heard in many films, series, theater productions and commercials. She has toured internationally and released LPs, EPs, remixes, and compositions through Thirty Tigers and Little Bliss Records. She has also produced films such as FRUITVALE STATION, PERMANENT, THE FEAR OF THIRTEEN, HEAVEN ADORES YOU, and more.

Screening with:
The Mozart of Fly Casting
Director: Kenneth Price / 4:59
Maxine McCormick began fly casting when she was 9 years old. At 15, she is the reigning world champion of the sport.