Thursday, March 20, 2008

This weekend: La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon)

Mea culpa. I'm one of those people who complain that there are never any good movies out there. Maybe it's that they now cost $10 to see in my area and I'm just cheap. Or really, really picky. But this weekend, I'm determined to see La Misma Luna (Under The Same Moon) that released yesterday on 275 screens. Opening weekends can make or break a film (unless you're incredibly, indecently fortunate like Diablo Cody of Juno fame).

When I hear people complain that minorities are not represented in entertainment, I tell them to put their money where their hearts are. In other words, go see the movies and watch the shows and buy the books created by the people you want to see more of.

La Misma Luna has been getting great reviews and was the prize of a bidding war between distributors at Sundance. So unless you want to see more crap like Drillbit Taylor, I highly suggest that we take a stand against stupidity and support intelligent, emotionally resonant cinema like La Misma Luna.


Erica Orloff said...

I saw the Coming Attraction for this in the theater and cried in the damn coming attraction!


Unknown said...

Me, too!

So I'll make sure to pack a hanky.


DvO said...

Hi Mary,

I saw this movie at a special screening at Lincoln Center. It was a really moving movie. Kate del Castillo is amazing as is everyone else in this film. Definitely bring a hanky. This movie will move you.

Natasha Fondren said...

Yes, I've been watching for this movie to come locally. Not yet, not that I can find. And we've got some great local independents that should, at least, carry it.

The preview made me cry, too!

Amanda Villagómez said...

This movie reminds me of a book about a true story called La travesia de Enrique (or Enrique's Crossing in English) by Sonia Nazario. I haven't been able to see La Misma Luna yet either because it hasn't been to a theater around my hometown yet.

Here is the Amazon link to the book in case anyone is interested.