Think of it as a family-friendly version of We Need To Talk About Kevin. Patricia Riggen, director of Under the Same Moon, is giving Eva Mendes a chance to lead in her upcoming drama Girl In Progress. The story of a struggling single mother trying to figure out how to parent looks like material fit for Lifetime, but it is indeed getting a theatrical release.
Co-starring Matthew Modine (will this film also get pushed back due to The Dark Knight Rises?!), Cierra Ramirez and Patricia Arquette, the cloying teaser below via Yahoo doesn’t sell me. But I’ve always been fond of Mendes and it is nice to see her nab a leading role, although I’m much more looking forward to her supporting performance in Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines later this year. Check out the trailer below, along with the first poster.
Girl In Progress hits theaters April 27th, 2012.
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, a poster for the re-release of a restored Alfred [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has an almost suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
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