Thursday, March 19, 2009

What, When, Where this Weekend - Sin Nombre, Hunger, I Love You, Man

What, When, Where is a weekly guide to select screenings, discussions and events in the NYC-area of interest to screenwriters. Have an event you'd like to see listed here? Give us a heads-up at

Opening this week...

SIN NOMBRE, written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

Premise: Sayra, a Honduran teenager, and Willy, a recent recruit in the Mara Salvatrucha gang, both dream of better lives for themselves, and a fateful event will find the two strangers united on a freight train bound for the U.S., where the hope for new lives await.

Playing: Landmark Sunshine, Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

The early buzz around this reminds me a bit of what Slumdog was receiving early on. Let's see if it meets the same success.

HUNGER, written by Steve McQueen and Enda Walsh, dir. by Steve McQueen

Premise: The last six weeks of the life of the Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands.

Playing: IFC Center

I'm most interested in seeing this for once scene: a 20-minute dialogue shot in only two takes, described by Time Out New York as "probably the greatest one-act play ever filmed."

I LOVE YOU, MAN, written by John Hamburg and Larry Levin, dir. by John Hamburg

Premise: Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But when his insta-bond his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée can the trio learn to live happily ever after?

Playing: All over.

Paul Rudd, Jason Segel? I'm in. Let's just hope this can avoid all of the tired Apatow-isms that seem to be almost required in comedies these days.

What are you doing/seeing this weekend?

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