New Releases For The Week Of June 2, 2008

Tuesday, June 3

Big Rig: Unrated. Life as seen from the long haul truckers perspective. From Ocule Films.

Wednesday, June 4

Dreams With Sharp Teeth: Unrated. Biopic on venerated science fiction writer Harlan Ellison. From Film Forum

The Wedding Director: Unrated. While worrying about his own daughters marriage to a catholic extremist, filmmaker Franco Elica finds himself falling for the daughter of a client who’s wedding he is filming. New Yorker Films

Operation Filmmaker: Unrated. An Iraqi film student is followed as he works on several big budget Hollywood films and on sets throughout the world. From First Run/ Icarus Films

Friday, June 6

Kung Fu Panda: PG. A clumsy panda is unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy and fight beside his martial arts idols. From DreamWorks Animation

Mongol: R. The early life of former slave turned world conqueror Genghis Khan. From Picturehouse

Don’t Mess With Zohan: PG-13. A former Mossad agent fakes his own death and becomes a hair stylist. His old life however soon catches up to him. From Columbia Pictures

Mother Of Tears: Unrated. An ancient urn is unearthed in Rome. Inside are artifacts that belonged to the only survivor of the Three Mothers, powerful witches who for aeons spread death and destruction throughout the city. From Medusa Film

When Did You Last See Your Father?: PG-13. A raw look at how a man comes to terms with his father’s terminal illness and the rocky and conflicted relationship between the two. From Sony Pictures Classics

Mister Foe: Unrated. The story of a teenager who lives in the rooftops of Edinburgh with his step-mother who has seduced him and, he believes, may have murdered his mother. From Magnolia Pictures

The Time Traveler’s Wife: Unrated. From the novel by Audrey Niffenegger, a man and his wife try to come to terms with his uncontrollable and unpredictable jumps in time. From New Line Cinema.

Miss Conception: R. A young London professional with only one month left to concieve a child seeks the perfect father for her child. From Blue Angels Films.

The Promotion: R. Grocery managers fight for a promotion. From Dimension Films.

On The Rumba River: Unrated. The story of Congolese Rumba superstar Wendo and his struggle against the church and colonial authorities. From First Run Features.

The Go-Getter: Unrated. After the death of his mother, a teen steals a car and goes on a road trip to find his brother. From Peace Arch Entertainment.

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