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Nikki Hansen in Beyond the Ashes

Beyond the Ashes

2005 NR

Jim Hersheider directs this poignant portrait of New Yorkers in a post-Sept. 11 world. Liz (Janeane Garofalo) has been a shut-in since she watched the planes fly by her window that fateful day, but street poet Karl (Giancarlo Esposito) is intent on drawing her out. Meanwhile, Judy (Nikki Hansen) takes refuge from her past and her husband (Tony Goldwyn) in a local bar, and Samantha (Jennifer Carpenter), the bartender, harbors secrets of her own.