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'From Afar' Draws You In By Holding You At Arm's Length

A relationship drama with societal implications marks a striking debut for first-time writer director Lorenzo Vigas. Like the film's leading man, he'll draw you in by holding you at a slight remove.

Actors Theresa Saldana and Joe Pesci in the 1980 film Raging Bull. Saldana died at the age of 61. United Artists/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Actress, Victims Advocate Theresa Saldana Dies At 61

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Mother Emanuel church stands in the background as a mourner visits a sidewalk memorial last year in memory of the shooting. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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How A Shooting Changed Charleston's Oldest Black Church

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Genetically modified mosquitoes are released in Piracicaba, Brazil, in an effort to combat Zika virus. These mosquitoes were modified using conventional techniques. Victor Moriyama/Getty Images hide caption

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New Genetic Engineering Method Called Promising — And Perilous

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (left), walks alongside President Obama during the U.S. president's visit to the African nation last July. Critics say Ethiopia has cracked down hard on the opposition, but makes modest gestures to give the impression it tolerates some dissent. SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ethiopia Stifles Dissent, While Giving Impression Of Tolerance, Critics Say

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World War II veteran Rudolpho Panaglima lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife, Pura, who holds a portrait of their four children living abroad. Their eldest son, Rolando, has been waiting 20 years for a visa to move to the U.S. from the Philippines. Evie Stone/NPR hide caption

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Filipino World War II Veterans Living In U.S. Can Now Reunite With Family

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Alfredo Castro (left) and Luis Silva star in From Afar, a thriller from Caracas that blends social and sexual politics. Courtesy of Strand Releasing hide caption

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'From Afar' Draws You In By Holding You At Arm's Length

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