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Movie review: 'Exodus Fall'

Movie review: 'Exodus Fall'

When in the sensitive, highly appealing "Exodus Fall" three teenagers flee their abusive mother in Texas for the security of their grandmother in Oregon, they embark on a life-changing adventure through a beautiful swath of unspoiled countryside. This graceful, easy-to-take picture is a nifty example of resourceful independent filmmaking, with a perfectly blended ensemble cast in well-drawn roles.

Screenwriter Chad Waterhouse and producer Ankush Kohli, who co-directed "Exodus Fall," are skilled storytellers with a sure sense of structure, a deft way with telling detail and with capturing the exuberant sense of freedom and joy the siblings experience during...