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There Is a New World Somewhere

Director: Li Lu Run Time: 103 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2016

Starring: Agnes Bruckner, Ashley Bell, John Robinson, Maurice Compte

Nitehawk’s ART SEEN welcomes writer/director Li Lu as she brings her debut feature THERE IS A NEW WORLD SOMEWHERE for a New York City premiere. 

Supported by the New York Foundation for the Arts, Out of the Binders, and Film Fatales .

Come experience an award winning film that critics call “indie, off-the-beaten path, and mesmerizing” and “cinema, by and about women, that strives to capture a new look on the American South.” Q&A with writer/director Li Lu.

There is a New World Somewhere is a coming of age story about self-revelation and the solitary struggle of an artistic soul. An unsuccessful artist, Sylvia escapes New York City and problems of mind and money to attend her friend’s wedding in her Texas hometown. In Austin, Sylvia meets Esteban, an electrifying stranger. Instantly, they are enamored with each other. He proposes a road trip back to New York and dares her to leave town with him. Eager for a careless adventure, Sylvia is forced to trust her heart, even if it leads her down dark and mysterious paths. It is the debut feature film by writer/director Li Lu.