Fall to Grace
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Fall to Grace
A high-school-aged Eastern European immigrant finds that life in a new land can have its fair share of difficulties in writer/director Mari Marchbanks's inspiring tale of interconnecting lives. Alexei is a Georgian who moves to the U.S., with his family in tow and the intention of building a new life. Unfortunately, he is only able to land a job as a day laborer. Kristofer hopes to make it as a basketball star and is just looking to find his footing on the court and in the classroom, a task made ever more difficult due to the family's dire financial situation. He develops an enduring… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Seems to have grown from careful observation, but this could be a case where one story would have trumped many."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"This is an indie film in the genuine spirit of the word (not some studio-subsidized boutique product), showing compassion while following its own course of low-key redemption."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Marchbanks has crafted a genuine portrait of suburban Americana with Fall To Grace, especially with regard to our younger citizenry."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"Feels like a movie you'd find late at night on a film-festival program, sincere and worthy, yet not quite watchable."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"The picture is hopeless: hopelessly earnest, hopelessly well-intentioned, hopelessly bad."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Marchbanks captures the essence of a melting pot neighborhood where economics, not race, is the dividing factor."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A story with a soap-opera feel, but there is a promising amount of raw talent on display."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Here are 12 people. Here are their 12 problems. Here are 12 solutions. World peace. The end."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Like a real neighborhood, it pulses with its own unique heartbeat, and it's one that deserves to be heard."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
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