Julianne Nicholson in new photos from FROM NOWHERE

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The most engaging and emotional movies are often those that incorporate meaningful societal issues into their captivating plot-lines and characters. That’s certainly the case with the new gritty, realistic and timely film, ‘From Nowhere,’ which was written and directed by Matthew Newton. The drama, which stars Julianne Nicholson and Denis O’Hare, is set to have its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. As Shockya prepares to return to the Austin-based festival that’s held every year in March, we’re debuting three new photos featuring the SAG Award-nominated actress, as well as two of her younger, up-and-coming co-stars.

‘From Nowhere’ features an ensemble cast that’s led by Nicholson, who plays a committed teacher, and O’Hare, who portrays a corporate lawyer who’s out of his comfort zone as he works to secure the papers necessary for three undocumented teenagers to stay in the USA after high school graduation. Filmed on location in the Bronx, New York, the drama follows a Dominican girl, an African boy and a Peruvian girl as they are forced to grow up prematurely, and navigate significant immigration challenges to stay in the country where they have grown up and call home. As graduation nears, the three teenagers just want to be with their friends, fall in love and push back against authority.

No Place Like Film produced ‘From Nowhere’ with Newton and his co-scribe, Kate Ballen. The drama also stars J. Mallory McCree, Chinasa Oghuagu and Jim Norton.

“We’re all incredibly excited to host the world premiere of ‘From Nowhere’ at South By Southwest,” Newton said. “‘From Nowhere’ is inspired by the real experiences of my co-writer, Kate Ballen, who spent 10 years teaching undocumented teenagers at a Bronx high school, so it’s a great privilege to help give a voice to a group of young people whose circumstances mean they can’t speak up for themselves. We shot the film on location on the streets of the Bronx and inside a real high school, and there was a true sense of immediacy to the characters’ challenges – we would literally travel to the set each morning reading stories in the newspaper dealing with exactly the issues we were about to film that day.”

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FROM NOWHERE at SXSW

 

From Nowhere

Director: Matthew Newton, Screenwriters: Matthew Newton, Kate Ballen

Three undocumented Bronx teenagers are graduating from high school while navigating the treacherous waters of trying to get their papers to stay in the US.

Cast: Julianne Nicholson, Denis O’Hare, J. Mallory McCree, Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Chinasa Oghuagu, Raquel Castro, Tashiana Washington, Sydni Boudin, Jim Norton, Portia Johnson (World Premiere)

 

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Julianne Nicholson is an actor’s actor. Her reputation has long been larger than her celebrity. It’s wrong to say she disappears into roles, because one of her greatest attributes is presence. When Nicholson takes hold of a character, she practically throttles it. She doesn’t play the leads. She plays the people who make the leads pay attention.

Across two seasons of Masters of Sex, Nicholson played Dr. Lillian DePaul, a crusading ob-gyn who crashed hard into the low glass ceiling of the 1950s before being stymied further by her own failing health. In the wrong hands, Dr. DePaul could have been little more than a well-educated stick in the mud for Lizzy Caplan’s self-taught Virginia Johnson to navigate around. Instead, Nicholson was at first a worthy foil, then a kind of partner, and, ultimately, a very real friend. Masters of Sex, though spotty in Year 2, has always been a strongly feminist show: Two female characters don’t have to square off over a man to share screen time; in fact, they don’t need to talk about men at all. A great deal of that strength came from Nicholson.

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RED ROAD Returns to Sundance Channel April 2nd

From The Wrap.

‘The Red Road’ Season 2 First Look: Jason Momoa Says Kopus Is ‘Trying to Walk a Straight Path’

“But a couple of things happen … and he gets back in trouble,” the SundanceTV star says

SundanceTV’s “The Red Road” returns on April 2, after nearly a year long hiatus, and the drama’s showrunners and stars are promising Season 2 is even more intense than the first.

“Season 1 was a very layered story with complex characters who go to extreme means,” creator Aaron Guzikowski said in a behind-the-scenes video given exclusively to TheWrap. “We’re elevating the stakes in the second season. There are a lot more twists and turns and life and death choices. We’re going to dig deeper into the conflicts.”

“Game of Thrones” veteran Jason Momoa stars as Phillip Kopus on the cable drama. The actor will play Justice League hero Aquaman in Warner Bros. upcoming DC Comic-inspired films, but on “The Red Road” his character is a dangerous ex-convict doing a mediocre job of avoiding trouble.

“In the beginning of Season 2, after a year in prison, Kopus is obviously on parole,” Momoa says in the video. “So, he’s trying to walk a straight path. But a couple of things happen, he acts on that, and he gets back in trouble.”

“‘The Red Road’ is a thriller at its core, but it’s also very much driven by the characters.” Guzikowski  continued. “In many ways that’s the heart of the show. this season we find out more about the past and secrets hidden within this community.”

“The Red Road,” co-starring Martin Henderson, Julianne Nicholson, Antoni Corone and Lisa Bonet is the second scripted series fully produced by SundanceTV, behind “Rectify.”

Watch a trailer for the new season below and TheWrap’s exclusive behind-the-scenes video here.

– See more at: http://www.thewrap.com/the-red-road-season-2-first-look-jason-momoa-says-kopus-is-trying-to-walk-a-straight-path-exclusive-video/#.dpuf

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