In Selected Theaters: American Violet, Every Little Step, Lemon Tree, Is Anybody There?

by | April 17, 2009 at 3:06 PM | The Movies

Here are films opening in selected cities this weekend, and as David Letterman always says, we just pray to God that your city has been selected.


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American Violet
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Alfre Woodard, Charles S. Dutton, Xzibit, Will Patton and Tim Blake Nelson star in this film fest favorite about a struggling single mother in Texas (Nicole Beharie) who finds herself imprisoned by a corrupt police force for a crime she didn’t commit, and instead of buckling under and taking a plea, she stands up to fight for truth and justice despite the immense pressure to silence her.


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Every Little Step
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If you like Dancing With The Stars, you may enjoy “Dancing With Professionals.” This documentary that details the journey of the Broadway show A Chorus Line from its inception by its original creators to its current revival run. One singluar sensation, indeed.


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Is Anybody There?
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A young boy who lives in a nursing home owned by his parents is obsessed with death, and he befriends a new arrival, an ex-magician (Michael Caine) who is in the hospice against his will. The bond they form is an unlikely one, but it helps them both come to terms with mortality.


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Lemon Tree
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A Palestinian widow has to fight an uphill legal battle to keep her family’s ancestral lemon tree grove once the Israeli military deems it a security risk that could harbor terrorists.