Fall to Grace
Fall to Grace (2006)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 20, 2007
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Seems to have grown from careful observation, but this could be a case where one story would have trumped many.

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

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.

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Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

Marchbanks has crafted a genuine portrait of suburban Americana with Fall To Grace, especially with regard to our younger citizenry.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Feels like a movie you'd find late at night on a film-festival program, sincere and worthy, yet not quite watchable.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The picture is hopeless: hopelessly earnest, hopelessly well-intentioned, hopelessly bad.

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Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Marchbanks captures the essence of a melting pot neighborhood where economics, not race, is the dividing factor.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A story with a soap-opera feel, but there is a promising amount of raw talent on display.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Here are 12 people. Here are their 12 problems. Here are 12 solutions. World peace. The end.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Like a real neighborhood, it pulses with its own unique heartbeat, and it's one that deserves to be heard.

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