EW Staff
February 16, 2001 AT 05:00 AM EST

Set in grimy sweatshops and vacant lots, this loose-limbed anthology spotlights the struggles of Latino immigrants en Nueva York. In crisp black and white, first-time writer-director David Riker starkly delineates the hopes and dashed dreams of shy young lovers, a cash-strapped seamstress, and a homeless father and child. The results are all but guaranteed to leave an ache in the hearts of viewers. A

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