According to the front page of the New York Times' movie section, there are sixteen new theatrical releases in NYC this weekend. Yikes. Time has forced me to be brief at the moment, so I will simply point everyone in the direction of Cullen Gallagher's review of Taking Father Home at Hammer to Nail. It's opening at The Pioneer, alongside Quilombo County, a doc that impressed me with its glimpse into a heretofore unseen culture in Brazil. I haven't seen Taking Father Home, but I trust Cullen's judgment and his review, combined with Jeannette Catsoulis' at the Times, has me very intrigued.
Most importantly, I wanted to let everyone know that Sean Baker and Shih Ching-Tsou's Take Out is opening on five screens in Los Angeles today. Months removed from my first viewing of Take Out, I remain as inspired and excited by this incredible no-budget achievement. In case you forgot, read my Hammer to Nail review. It's playing at the following theaters:
Laemmle Sunset 5 (West Hollywood, CA)
Laemmle Playhouse 7 (Pasadena, CA)
Laemmle Fallbrook 7 (West Hills, CA)
Edwards Westpark 8 (Irvine, CA)
Edwards Atlantic Palace 10 (Alhambra, CA)
Visit the film's official website for more details.
Lastly, and certainly not leastly, Azazel Jacobs' Momma's Man continues to open across the country. This weekend brings arrivals in Boston and Philadelphia at the following theaters:
Landmark Kendall Square Cinema (Cambridge, MA)
Landmark Embassy Cinema (Waltham, MA)
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse (Philadelphia, PA)
Visit the official site for more details on this film as well.
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