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Limited Releases - Oscar Blues

January 12th, 2007

This is arguably the worst time of year for limited releases. It is too late for Oscar Glory, there are no holidays to take advantage of, and there's a ton of competition from previous weeks. Because of this, there are only two limited releases on this week's list.

God Grew Tired of Us - Reviews
A documentary about three "Lost Boys of the Sudan." These boys escaped the war in the Sudan only to be stuck in refugee camps. A lucky few were given a chance to move to the United States, but once they go there, it wasn't an easy task to assimilate. The film has earned excellent reviews, as well as two awards from the Sundance Film Festival, but there's an awful lot of competition for this type of films at this time of year and it might have trouble finding an audience. God Grew Tired of Us opens tonight at the Sunshine Cinema in New York City and the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles before expanding over the coming weeks.

Guru - Reviews
This film had its worldwide premiere in Toronto, which emphasizes how much these films have increased in popularity in this part of the world over the past year. Starring Abhishek Bachchan as the titular Gurukant Desai, the biggest draw here will probably be Aishwarya Rai, the most recognizable face in Bollywood. The rags to riches tale is also earning praise and the film could see some mainstream success. Guru opens tonight in 65 theaters nationwide.


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