Attendees include cast members Vanessa Benavente, Ezekiel Pacheco, Sadie Stanley, and Noah Wyle.
Here are some photos from the event:
Augustus Meleo Bernstein
In At The Gates, Ana Ibarra (Vanessa Benavente), a housekeeper from El Salvador, has been working for the Barris family for eight months when she first brings her teenage son Nico (Ezekiel Pacheco) to the home to help her. Told by the Barrises that their family’s home has been visited by Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents looking for the mother & son during a sweeping crackdown, the pair is grateful when Marianne (Miranda Otto) offers to let them stay in the house until the situation can be sorted out. Her attorney husband Peter (Noah Wyle) appears reluctant to have Ana & Nico stay and imposes a series of strict conditions: Don’t leave the house, don’t stand near windows, turn over all cell phones, stay out of his office and spend nights hidden away in a locked storage space in the basement. After several days without further visits from ICE, Nico begins to bristle under the restrictions. He begins to break the rules and wander through the house at night. Soon each family begins to question the other’s motivations in this riveting and emotional thriller.
At the Gates is both written and directed by Augustus Meleo Bernstein. Produced by Augustus Meleo Bernstein, Jhanvi Motla, and Paulo Torres. This initially premiered at the 2022 Deauville Film Festival last year, and it also played at New York Latino Film Festival this year. Picturehouse will debut At the Gates in select US theaters (NY & LA) on November 3rd, 2023.