NWBRV was selected as one of many viewing sites for the film ELLIS. The organization and its youth programs join artists, activists, educators and passionate individuals across the country hosting screening installation events from November 9th to 16th.
ELLIS awakens our collective memory, taking you back to the early years of Ellis Island through the experience of one immigrant. Set in the abandoned Ellis Island Hospital complex and using JR’s UNFRAMED art installations, ELLIS tells the forgotten story of the immigrants who built America. It is the story of the ghosts of our countries past, the individuals who fled poverty, discrimination, and dictatorships, for a chance at a new life and eerily foreshadows the plight of those who currently seek the same opportunities and safety in this country and other parts of the world. The short narrative film stars Academy Award® Winner Robert De Niro, is written by Academy Award®winner Eric Roth, and is directed by the artist JR.
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