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Quartet of Limited Release Movies Open Tonight

January 9th, 2004

Four movies open in limited release this week, and they are an eclectic mix. Two documentaries, (one about a serial killer and the other about a world renowned designer), a very realistic war movie and a Mormon-Themed buddy comedy. While there's probably not something for everyone, it's almost guaranteed that no movie will be for everyone.

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer - Reviews: This is the second part of the documentary of the life of Aileen Wournos, the same woman portrayed in Monster. Note: A couple of the reviews talk about Charlize Theron's performance, so there's a pretty good chance they have to two films confused.

The Battle of Algiers - Reviews: Rerelease of the 1966 documentary-like war drama about the revolutionary war in Algiers, then a colony of France. Described as 'viciously realistic' it is not for everyone, but may be more important now in light of recent world events.

The Home Teachers - Reviews: The widest of the limited releases this week is also has the weakest reviews. Its target audience is Mormons and given its pedigree it probably won't make an impact outside that niche market.

Yves St. Laurent - Reviews: Not one, but two documentaries on one of the most influential designers of our time. The first, Yves St. Laurent: His Life and Times deals with his early career. The second, Yves St. Laurent: 5, Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris focuses on preparations for his Spring collection. Both are opening simultaneously in New York theaters.

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