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Limited Releases Comes of Age

August 4th, 2006

A quartet of limited releases comes out this weekend including the coming of age indie darling Quinceanera.

The Bridesmaid - Reviews
The latest from French writer / director, Claude Chabrol. The film centers on a man who falls in love with his sister's bridesmaid only to discover her dark past when she starts to test his commitment to her. The film is earning better than average reviews compared to the rest of Claude Chabrol's work, which is saying a lot. The Bridesmaid opens tonight at the Angelika Film Center in New York City.

My Country, My Country - Reviews
A documentary look at the 2005 Iraq elections, focusing heavily on one man, Dr Riyadh, who runs a free clinic in Baghdad. Much has been said about this topic, but this film still manages to approach it in a way that sheds some new light on the situation over there. My Country, My Country opens tonight at the Cinema Village in New York City.

Quinceanera - Reviews
A coming of age film about Magdalena, a Hispanic girl preparing for her Quinceanera, a traditional right of passage girls go through on their 15th birthday. However, when her father finds out she's pregnant, he throws her out of the house and she is forced to live her Uncle Tomas. The film was an indie darling winning two grand prizes at Sundance and should be able to find breakout success on the limited release field and earn some mainstream success. Quinceanera opens tonight in 8 theatres mostly in New York City and the Los Angeles area.

Shock to the System - Reviews
The second film in the Donald Strachey series following the TV movie, Third Man Out. In this installment, detective Donald Strachey goes undercover in the "gay conversion therapy" movement after a client is found dead. The apparent suicide just doesn't feel right to him so he's off to investigate the lengthy list of suspects. Not the best reviewed film on this weeks list, but one that should please its target audience. Shock to the System opens tonight in three theatres in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Diego.


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