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From Nowhere

Year 2016
Runtime 89 mins
Language English, Spanish

Selected as a Top 10 Audience Favourite of the Festival 

The term "American Dream" is an evocative and unmistakeable phrase that is often used to portray the lengths people will go to in order to make a living in the United States. But the proverbial dream is, more often than not, a nightmare.

FROM NOWHERE follows three undocumented Bronx teenagers, about to graduate from high school, who desperately seek political asylum in a system inundated with red tape, bureaucracy and a lack of transparency. Lost in a complicated world from which they are purposely excluded, they want nothing more than to stay in the country they love, even though it seemingly couldn't care less about them.

In an election cycle that has focused more on 'building walls' than in fulfilling the long-held promise of the American dream, director Matthew Newton has gathered an incredibly gifted cast of young actors to bring us one of the most urgent and timely films of the year.

Short Before Feature: THE CULPRIT


United States
Matthew Newton
Kate Ballen, Matthew Newton
Matthew Newton, Kate Ballen
Jay Keitel
Betsy Kagen
Production Design
Madison Burgess
Julianne Nicholson, Denis O'Hare, J. Mallory McCree, Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Chinasa Ogbuagu, Raquel Castro, Tashiana Washington, Sydni Boudin, Jim Norton, Portia Johnson
Dalia Droege, Will Digby