February 17, 2017 — The award-winning festival favorite film, From Nowhere, opens in theaters today.
Chosen as a New York Times‘ Critics Pick, the devastating drama was the winner of the Narrative Spotlight audience award at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The film also won the Audience award and the jury-awarded Special Mention prize at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival.
Matthew Newton (Queen of the Damned) directed the drama which tells the story of three undocumented teenagers from the Bronx who need to get papers in order to stay in the country. They are forced to deal with the American legal system, their illegal status and graduation from high school. Newton cowrote with Kate Ballen.
This remarkably timely film describes the difficulties faced by these young people who live illegally in the only country the can actually remember — people who are really “from nowhere.”
The New York Times states “Given the deepening dread and uncertainty over immigration issues, “From Nowhere,” Matthew Newton’s wrenching… film about undocumented high school students in the Bronx could hardly be more pertinent. It’s one thing to read about roundups of suspected illegal immigrants; it’s quite another to observe the anxiety of smart, talented teenagers trying to keep their cool while under the watchful gaze of immigration officials and the police.”
The film stars J. Mallory McCree (Quantico), Octavia Chavez-Richmond and Raquel Castro (Empire). Julianne Nicholson (Black Mass) and Denis O’Hare (Dallas Buyer’s Club) co-star.
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