More honors for Frozen River

Frozen River posterFrozen River, the film directed by Chatham's Courtney Hunt, was nominated in a bunch of categories for this year's Spirit Awards (kind of like the Oscars for independent film).

It picked up nominations for best feature, best director, best first screenplay, best female lead (Melissa Leo), best supporting female (Misty Upham), best supporting male (Charlie McDermott), and a producers award. Frozen River won the grand jury prize earlier this year at Sundance. And it's gotten rave reviews from critics.

Synecdoche, New York, the Charlie Kaufman film that's partially set in Schenectady, also got a handful of Spirit nominations.

The winners will be announced in February.

(Thanks, Kelly!)


Frozen River also won the top prize at the Stockholm International Film Festival this year. Skål! back to studying for those pesky law school finals.

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