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Long Gone By (2019)

Ana Alvarez is a single mother from Nicaragua living in Warsaw, Indiana with her teenage daughter, Izzy. When a routine check in leads to a deportation order, life as Ana knows it ends. The... See full summary »

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Andrew Morgan

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Andrew Morgan (screen play by), Andrew Morgan (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Tim Bensch ... Mr. Adams
Ethan Dawson Ethan Dawson ... Ethan Chapman
Tony Demil ... Max Mitchell
Sherryl Despres ... Angie Chapman
Ramona DuBarry ... Tammy
Ben Friedberg Ben Friedberg ... Teller 1
Izzy Hau'ula ... Izzy Alvarez
Melissa Jordan Melissa Jordan ... Teller 2
Ron McCoy ... Check Cashing Clerk
Erica Muñoz ... Ana Alvarez
Tracy Nichols Tracy Nichols ... Teller 3
Wynn Reichert ... Bank Loan Officer
Nils Riess Nils Riess ... Motel Owner
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Ana Alvarez is a single mother from Nicaragua living in Warsaw, Indiana with her teenage daughter, Izzy. When a routine check in leads to a deportation order, life as Ana knows it ends. The timing could not be worse as Izzy has just been accepted to Indiana University, a dream that becomes a nightmare when she discovers that because of her immigration status she will not qualify for the needed scholarships or federal aid. Faced with an impossible reality of a lifetime away from her daughter, Ana decides to risk everything in a last chance effort to leave Izzy's tuition paid before her time runs out. An intimately unnerving portrait of a woman willing to sacrifice everything to give her daughter the chance at a life she never had.

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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
2 May 2020 | by tubes515085See all my reviews

I just happened upon this film last night . I had fallen asleep while watching something on the HBOLAT channel , only to wake up a little later , with the network still on . I just caught the beginning ( like 8 minutes in to the film ), and was immediately hooked . Watched the rest in it's entirety and even DVR'd just to show my wife later . I'm glad this was in English ( with Spanish subtitles). Such a compelling look at what folks go thru , who live in America , but are not American citizens. Story is about a single mother , who works her tail off , just to provide for every day life ( lives paycheck to paycheck like most of us struggling in this world ). She has a daughter who is pretty darn smart . She was accepted to Indiana University. Here is where the problem begins . Her mother is facing deportation and will do anything it takes , to pay the tuition ( at least for the first semester ). Note - Once her daughter is enrolled at the school , they will see her grades , and the school will then find ways to assist her with scholarship and financial assistance. Although - daughter " Izzy " is telling her mother Not to worry and that she does not need to go to that school because it's way too expensive and impossible. Mom ain't having it ! She is determined to give her daughter the best life possible as she truly deserves it . So how is she going to be able to ensure her daughters enrollment with deportation on the horizon ? She can't get a loan ( not an American Citizen). Can't even apply for financial aid or any type of student loan nor grant . It's a bad situation. But mom is determined to find a way . I gave this movie a 10 . A Strong 10 !! And I can find 10 reasons why but I'm trying not to spoil anything . It's an eye opener that's for sure . It's not a popcorn movie fest I must tell you . This is something that you should watch with no interruptions, on a quiet Sunday morning . Great story . Enjoy . Stay safe as always.


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1 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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Warsaw, Indiana, USA

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