Audience Award ~ Best Narrative Feature
Los Angeles Film Festival
Zeitgeist Award
Los Angeles Film Festival
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Hostile Border

Raised in the U.S., Claudia is an undocumented immigrant living beyond her means in a twisted version of the American dream. When she’s arrested by the FBI for credit card fraud, Claudia is quickly deported to México. Speaking no Spanish and lost in her foreign “homeland,” she reluctantly takes refuge at her estranged father’s cattle ranch. As she clashes with her unyielding father, her attempts to return home to the U.S. thrust her into a dangerous bond with a foreign smuggler, Ricky. Caught between her father’s sermons, Ricky’s promises, and the encroaching military, Claudia must navigate a tightrope of impossible choices. Both a slow burning crime thriller and western, HOSTILE BORDER follows the transformative journey of a young woman confronting the high price of American ideals in the dark places between two cultures.

Played at

NoHo 7, 4.15.16 - 4.21.16
Rated R
Runtime: 83 min
Language: English

Director: Michael Dwyer
Cast: Jesse Garcia, Jorge A. Jimenez, Julio Cedillo, Roberto Urbina, Sandra Santiago, Veronica Sixtos

  • Winner, Audience Award ~ Best Narrative Feature, Los Angeles Film Festival
  • Nominee, Zeitgeist Award, Los Angeles Film Festival