Ellis (2015)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2015-10-04
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 51 ratings
  • Runtime: 0h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Unframed USA
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Ellis, a fourteen-minute film directed by JR and written by Academy Award winner Eric Roth, tells the elusive story of countless immigrants whose pursuit of a new life led them to the now-shuttered Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital. Following its opening in 1902, approximately 1.2 million people passed through the facility, where the Statue of Liberty can be seen from the windows. Languishing in a sort of purgatory awaiting their fate, many were never discharged.

Ellis Trailer

  • Robert De Niro

Writing Eric Roth Screenplay
Directing JR Director
Camera André Chemetoff Director of Photography
Sound Nils Frahm Original Music Composer
Editing Maxime Pozzi-Garcia Editor