Ana Alvarez is a single mother from Nicaragua living in northern Indiana with her teenage daughter, Izzy. When a routine check in leads to a deportation order, life as Ana knows it ends. The timing could not be worse as Izzy has just been accepted to Indiana University, a dream that becomes a nightmare when she discovers that because of her immigration status she will not qualify for the needed scholarships or federal aid. Faced with an impossible reality of a lifetime away from her daughter, Ana decides to risk everything in a last chance effort to leave Izzy's tuition paid before her time runs out. An intimately unnerving portrait of a woman willing to sacrifice everything to give her daughter the chance at a life she never had.
"LongGoneBy is a must see film that excellently illustrates the immigrant experience. This story needed to be told now more than ever.” - The Nocturnal
"A surprising and refreshing thriller with an important message, Long Gone By is a film that you need to keep on your radar.. Destined to be an indie darling.” - Pop Axiom
"Capturing the essence of our current immigration policies and impact, this small yet powerful film packs quite a gut punch. A love letter to humanity.” - Corriente Latina
"Long Gone By feels like Hell or High Water meets Good Time in the style of The Rider, complete with flourishes in the vein of Gus Van Sant and Jeff Nichols. Everything is grounded in palpable sense of reality and presented in a very soft, understated, and intimate way.” - Viddy Well