Thursday, April 4, 2013

Quinceañera



2006 American Feature
Alternate Title: Echo Park, L.A.

Cast: Emily Rios, Jesse Garcia, Chalo Gonzalez, J.R. Cruz and David W. Ross
Directors/Writers: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland

Synopsis:
As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 86% / Audience: 54%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 72% / Audience: 8.0%
  • OMG rating: 9/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • ALMA Award Award for Best Actor (Garcia).
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Humanitas Prize, Sundance Film Category.
  • Independent Spirit Award for John Cassavetes Award; also nominated for Producers Award.
  • Sundance Film Festival Audience Award - Dramatic and Grand Jury Prize - Drama.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The film was shot in the same neighborhood that writer/directors Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer (who are life partners) lived in, and the community helped out by loaning their houses, supplying clothing and even acting in small roles.

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