2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

From Nowhere

Tuesday, March 15
3:00PM - 4:29PM


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Three undocumented teenagers, a Dominican girl, an African boy and a Peruvian girl, are about to graduate high school in the Bronx, while working with a teacher and a lawyer to try to get their papers to stay in the USA. Forced to grow up prematurely and navigate problems most adults don't even have to face, they're really just American teenagers who want to be with their friends, fall in love, and push back against authority.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Runtime: 89min

Director: Matthew Newton

Producer: Kate Ballen, Matthew Newton

Screenwriter: Matthew Newton, Kate Ballen

Cinematographer: Jay Keitel

Editor: Betsy Kagen

Production Designer: Madison Burgess

Sound Designer: Dalia Droege, Will Digby

Additional Credits: Ist AD: Annie Kaempfer, 2nd AD: Salia Hovanec

Principal Cast: Julianne Nicholson, Denis O'Hare, J. Mallory McCree, Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Chinasa Ogbuagu, Raquel Castro, Tashiana Washington, Sydni Boudin, Jim Norton, Portia Johnson


Matthew Newton is a critically acclaimed director, writer and actor. His debut feature film as writer/director 'Three Blind Mice' premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won the prestigious FIPRESCI Critics Prize at the London Film Festival, and made its US premiere at South By Southwest. It was distributed in the US by IFC Films.

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