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You're Going to Love Limited Releases

June 8th, 2007

Limited releases live up to their label this weekend and only two are opening in more than a single theater. Even so, it might be tough more most of these films to earn a per theater average strong enough to grow significantly over the coming weeks.

12:08 East of Bucharest - Reviews
A comedy about the revolution and fall of communism in Romania. The dry humor has won over critics and helped it win two awards at the Cannes Film Festival and it even picked up a nomination at last year's Independent Spirits Awards. Whether it's enough to get people into theaters is yet to be seen. 12:08 East of Bucharest opened on Wednesday at the Film Forum in New York City.

Belle Toujours - Reviews
A sequel to the 1967 film, Belle de jour. Revisiting a film that earned universal critical praise so many years later seems like a very risky movie, and while this film is earning overall positive reviews, it can't compare to the original. Belle Toujours opens tonight Lincoln Plaza in New York City.

Love Is Work - Review
A Canadian film that feels more like an experiment to be admired than a movie to be enjoyed. (All the actors ad-libbed the movie, without retakes, based on only an outline of a story.) While this certainly should interest hardcore cinemaphiles, it will have less appeal to the average moviegoer. Love Is Work opens in Toronto, Canada this Friday at the Canada Square theater before expanding to Vancouver and Calgary next weekend.

My Bollywood Bride - Review
As the title, and the lack of reviews suggests, this is a Bollywood film, but one with a Hollywood connection. It's a romantic comedy / culture clash and uses the predictable elements from both of those, but puts them together in a way that should entertain fans. My Bollywood Bride opens tonight in 5 theaters, which is a lot less than most such films open in.

Steel Toes - Reviews
A Canadian drama about a neo-Nazi who killed a man in a hate crime. The film is very dialogue heavy and delves into well-trodden territory, but there's still enough here that makes it worth checking out. Steel Toes opens tonight at the The Film Center at Cinema Café in Santa Fe, New Mexico before expanding over the coming weeks.

La Vie En Rose - Reviews
The widest release of the week, the film is only opening in 8 theaters. The biographical film stars Marion Cotillard, whom audiences here would best know from her performance in A Good Year, at least they would if anyone actually saw that movie. Here she plays Edith Piaf, a singer whose career was equal parts fame and tragedy. La Vie En Rose opens tonight in 8 theaters, mostly in New York City or the Los Angeles area.

You're Gonna Miss Me - Reviews
A documentary about Rock'n'Roll pioneer, "Roky" Erickson, who helped create the genre of psychedelic rock. However, fame was tainted by drug abuse and schizophrenia. A fascinating film, but one that perhaps doesn't give a strong enough look at the man's early triumphs to get the non-fan as interested. You're Gonna Miss Me opens tonight at the Cinema Village in New York City.


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