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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Last Chance Movies Downtown, Sept. 27 & 28

Here is our second installment of our new heads-up feature on Ithaca Blog, alerting you to downtown movies that will vacate this weekend.

Cinemapolis: closing, "Confetti". This British film has been charitably described as a comedy "mockumentary" in the style of those by Christopher Guest. It is uncharitably characterized as lightweight and disposable as its namesake. It only lasted a week here.

Replacing it is "Quinceanera", an acclaimed drama of a Hispanic girl in L.A. whose 15th birthday celebration is somewhat overshadowed by her pregnancy. A multiple award winner at Sundance.

Fall Creek: closing, "Hollywoodland". A fictionalized version of the mysterious shooting death of George Reeves, TV's Superman.

Replaced by "The Science of Sleep". Gutsy move, mentioning sleep in the title of a somewhat ponderous film in a foreign language (well, to us it is). But the picture succeeds on many levels. It features Charlotte Gainsbourg, a celebrated actress in her native France, and the daughter of legendary French chanteur, Serge Gainsbourg.

Stephen Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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