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Movie Pick: Brick Lane

By rania | Week of Wonders June 20, 2008 at 2:45AM

The Ahmed daughters with mother Nazneen (Tannishtha Chatterjee) and father Chanu (Satish Kaushik)


The Ahmed daughters with mother Nazneen (Tannishtha Chatterjee) and father Chanu (Satish Kaushik)

I have memories of Brick Lane from a year studying in London. We would ride the tube to the South Asian street to taste pungent curries, like edible fireworks. The incendiary tale here is the journey of a Bangladeshi girl, Nazneen, who enters an arranged marriage and moves to England where she has a passionate affair. The visually sumptuous film redeems its predictable beginning with an interesting end. Surprisingly, the most intriguing character in this woman's story by a woman director (Sarah Gavron) is the overbearing cuckholded husband.

Here are the initial rollout cities:

June 20 - Opens in NY and LA

June 27 - San Francisco, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, San Jose, La Jolla, Chicago, Boston and vicinity (Cambridge, Newton, Brookline)

July 4 - Palm Springs, Minneapolis, Dallas, Plano, Houston, Woodlands TX, Seattle

July 11 - Scottsdale, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Boca Raton, Fairfax VA, Denver, DC, Bethesda MD, Arlington VA, Miami, Philadelphia, Long Island NY, Portland OR, CT, NJ

July 18 - Monterey, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Boulder, Jupiter FL, Milwaukee, Austin, Fort Worth, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Sarasota, MI

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