Her Name Was JoDrama
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Ten year old Jo spends her days along the Shenandoah River with her best friend Selma, fishing, scrapping for metal—surviving. Her only comfort is an old CD left her by her deceased mother, a folk album by her father Johnny Alvarez. She spends her nights listening to it, longing to meet a man she’s never met. She get’s her chance when Bill, her abusive junkie stepdad, OD's on heroine. She's unfazed at first, same stuff different day, but soon the money runs out, and his body begins to smell. She dumps him in the river, and flees when the cops come looking for answers. Selma in tow, she steals Bill’s beat-up Buick, hocks his tools and an old flatscreen for quick cash, and heads off bound for Los Angeles, in hopes of finding her biological father. As she journeys across the country, Jo must contend with trains, meth heads, unexpected deaths, a lost baby, and ultimately her own wounds.