Duca’s sophomore feature stars newcomer Mary Cate Williams as Jo, a 10-year-old girl who spends her days along the Shenandoah River in Virginia with her best friend Selma. When her abusive stepdad over-doses on heroine, she dumps his body in the river, steals his car and heads to Los Angeles, in hopes of finding her biological father.
Through her journey across the country, Joe contends with trains, meth heads, unexpected deaths, a lost baby, and ultimately her own wounds. The film has been described by Wide as being in the vein of “Beasts of The Southern Wild” and “Winter’s Bone.”
“Jo is an emotional portrayal that will awaken