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Virgil Slates ‘Amreeka’


By :Billy Gil | Posted: 08 Dec 2009

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Studio: Virgil
Street date: 1/12
Prebook: 12/15
Price/Format: $24.99 DVD
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If you’ve seen the Spirit Award Nominations, you’ve seen that Amreeka is nominated for a bunch of them. I have yet to see it, but its pedigree speaks highly of it (2009 Sundance premiere, accolades at festivals from Cannes on). The story concerns a Palestinian single mother and her teenage son who immigrate to the United States, to a small town in Illinois, and the struggles they face with their new surroundings. Here’s what The New York Times has to say:

“Cherien Dabis’ Amreeka stands alongside The Visitor and Maria Full of Grace as one of the most accomplished recent films about a non-European immigrant coming to the United States.”

Special features include deleted Scenes, bloopers, a making-of featurette and a short film by director Dabis.



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