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Sheriff "Emmy" Ellis is as dusty and desolate as the Mexican/American border she patrols -- until she recognizes a miracle -- 3 illegal women suddenly become 3 illegal mothers through a divine intervention. The chaos creates a bond between Emmy and the newborns as she realizes the mystery -- the spirits of those who died, while attempting to cross the glorious Rio Grande, are returning through women who come in contact with its waters; and with menopause on her heels, Emmy decides to create a family of her own. Written by C R

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No Border Can Stop A Miracle.

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Touching and funny
6 June 2006 | by (LA, CA.) – See all my reviews

LEFT AT THE RIO GRANDE is magical realism at its best. Writer-director Kevin Abrams has fashioned a story that is both personal, and metaphorical, to create one of the most touching experiences I've had at the movies in quite some time! Hard to believe this is a grad student thesis project, as it plays like a feature made by old pros! Beth Robbins gives a wonderfully nuanced turn as the childless chief of a border patrol station near the Rio Grande River in Texas. When a swarm of heavily pregnant Mexican women start coming across the river into the U.S.--some far too old to seem to able to bear children, the chief knows something strange is going on! I won't reveal any spoilers. Just watch for this film if it happens to come to a film festival or cable network near you! Kudos to one and all involved with this terrific film.


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