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With 3 new clips available ahead of its release, buzz is steadily building for "The Girl," the first feature in over a decade from NY based writer-director David Riker. Riker's previous work "The City (La Ciudad)," a quartet of neo-realist vignettes detailing the experiences of Latin American immigrants in New York, evoked a strong critical response and picked up a handful of awards on the indie festival circuit. "The Girl" returns to the subject of immigration and stars Abbie Cornish, who impressed in Jane Campion's sensuous 2009 John Keats biopic “Bright Star” and has since gone on to supporting roles in "Limitless," "Sucker Punch" and "Seven Psychopaths." Cornish plays a troubled single mother living hand-to-mouth in the fraught territory of the Texas-Mexico border. After accepting a job driving illegal immigrants across the border, she finds her fate entangled with that of a young Mexican girl. Riker has said he spent a »

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