From Nowhere

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Three undocumented teenagers-Moussa (J. Mallory McCree), Sophie (Octavia Chavez-Richmond), and Alyssa (Raquel Castro)-are just about to graduate high school in the Bronx. Like most teenagers, all they want to do is hang with their friends, fall in love, and figure out where to go to college, but unlike their American classmates, these three live with the threat of being discovered by the authorities. When one of their teachers connects them with a lawyer to help them get their papers, the teens start to dig into their family histories to assist their immigration cases. As they continue to deal with the everyday problems of adolescence, the teenagers are forced to confront their past and, at the same time, fight for their future.

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  • As a film, it's uneven and clumsy, but as a responsible political statement about the chaos we live in now, it's both enlightening and troubling.

    Feb 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

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  • Depicting the struggles of three undocumented Bronx high school students to avoid deportation, From Nowhere resonates with tender compassion for its characters.

    Feb 17, 2017 | Full Review…
  • From Nowhere is not a visionary work, and I don't think it aims to be; but it sets a coherent agenda from the get-go and manages to make a credible and disquieting narrative out of that.

    Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Feb 16, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A somber and affecting independent drama ...

    Feb 16, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Even at its most mechanistic ... From Nowhere largely avoids preachiness and sanctimony, preferring to wrestle with the real world in all its stubborn complexity.

    Feb 15, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Mike D'Angelo

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