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Quinceanera

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Emily Rios, Quinceanera

Quinceanera

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/04/06
performer:
Jesse Garcia, Emily Rios, Chalo Gonzalez
director:
Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Quinceañera — the Sundance favorite centering on the titular extravagant 15th-birthday celebrations — glimpses the lives of two Mexican cousins (Jesse Garcia and Emily Rios) as they struggle with such issues as pregnancy, sexuality, and gentrification.

EXTRAS A grainy ”homemade” quinceañera video modeled frame for frame on a party that writer-directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland attended; a nostalgic commentary with the stars and creators; a short making-of, which reveals that the pair wrote the gritty, heartfelt script in only three weeks. A-