Nowhere Near

Jun 13, 2024
  • Miko Revereza



8:00 p.m. (Doors at 7:30 p.m.)


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


By Donation (Suggested donation $5—$15)



Western Front is pleased to present a screening of Miko Revereza’s feature-length film Nowhere Near (2023).

Partially developed while in residence at Western Front, Nowhere Near is a poetic memoir exploring stateless identity through the lens of an exile returning to an estranged homeland. Culminating several years of shooting, editing, relocation, and contemplation, Revereza traces his disillusionment and likely permanent departure from the United States, eventually making his way to Oaxaca by way of Manila. In each locale, he experiences and deliberates on a complicated and at times contradictory sense of home, navigates relationships with loved ones, and tests the limits of art to represent such monumental transitions. Both diaristic and delicately abstract, this wandering psychological journey reflects Revereza’s attempt to understand his and his family’s experiences as undocumented Filipino immigrants, his youth in post-911 America, the excavation of a family curse, and consideration of the US occupation of the Philippines. Presenting a rhythmic, kinetic, and near free-form assemblage, abetted by a rich score, Nowhere Near speaks to the fragmentary nature of living between worlds.

Nowhere Near runs for 95 minutes. Following the screening, Revereza will be joined in conversation by Western Front executive director Susan Gibb.

About the Artist

Miko Revereza (b. 1988. Manila) has made a series of personal documentaries informed by his experiences with migration and exile; DROGA! (2014), Disintegration 93-96 (2017), No Data Plan (2018), Distancing (2019), El Lado Quieto (2021) and Nowhere Near (2023). These works have been screened at festivals and institutions such as Locarno, TIFF, NYFF, and MoMA. No Data Plan is recognized with such honors as the Sheffield Doc Fest Art Award, as well as being listed in BFI Sight & Sound Magazine’s 50 Best Films of 2019, Hyperallergic’s Top 12 Documentary and Experimental Films of 2019. Nowhere Near was among Film Comment Best Undistributed Films of 2023 and CNN Philippines Best Filipino Films of 2023. Revereza was included in Filmmaker Magazine’s New Faces of Independent Cinema, a Flaherty Seminar featured filmmaker, and holds an MFA from Bard College.


The Grand Luxe Hall is located on the second floor, which is accessed by a flight of 26 stairs. The second floor is not currently accessible to wheelchair users. Further details about accessibility at Western Front can be found here.

Alternative formats: Nowhere Near features closed captions in English.


Thanks to Allison Collins for initiating the project.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.