Competition Narrative Feature
Directed by: Richard Levien
USA, 2018, 83m
East Coast Premiere
*Talent in attendance for first screening
Itan is a no-nonsense, San Francisco Bay-area 12-year-old who takes care of her little brother Neto, while their mom works multiple jobs to pay the bills. When the kids return from school one day to find their home raided by ICE and their mom missing, Itan and Neto are sent to live with their estranged, truck-driving uncle Evencio, who wants nothing to do with them. Resourceful and determined Itan—powerfully performed by young lead Izabella Alverez (Westworld)—convinces her uncle to drive them across the western U.S. to find their detained mother before she is deported. Collisions is an affecting and timely portrait of the devastating effects of U.S. immigration policy on families by first-time director Richard Levien. Winner of the Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Award, this compelling drama is a testament to the importance of keeping families together and the power of perseverance in the face of insurmountable odds.