The Ballad of Little Jo

Directed by Maggie Greenwald
Year: 1993
Country: U.S.
Language: English
English Closed Captions

Acclaimed writer-director Maggie Greenwald (Songcatcher) adds a modern twist to the classic western in THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO, starring Suzy Amis (Two Small Bodies, Blown Away, The Usual Suspects) in a trailblazing performance. After bearing an illegitimate child, society girl Josephine Monaghan (Amis) leaves home in disgrace. On the road west, she discovers that a woman alone is sexual prey for any man—so she disguises herself as a boy. As Little Jo, she confronts all the dangers the Wild West has to offer—from deadly winters to murderous outlaws. But her most treacherous enemy is her own heart—when she risks everything by falling in love with the one man who discovers her secret. Featuring dynamic supporting turns by Bo Hopkins, Ian McKellen, David Chung, Heather Graham, Anthony Heald, Melissa Leo, René Auberjonois and Carrie Snodgress, this gorgeously crafted film inspired by a true story proves that our heroes have sometimes been…cowgirls.

Suzy Amis
Ian McKellen
Bo Hopkins
Heather Graham
Carrie Snodgress
Anthony Heald
Rene Auberjonois
David Chung
Melissa Leo
Sam Robards

Directed by Maggie Greenwald