Posts Tagged ‘Chop Shop’

CHOP SHOP is 94% fresh

April 16, 2008

Great reviews coming in for Ramin Bahrani’s CHOP SHOP, which opens Friday.

From Seattle-based Film Threat reviewer KJ Doughton calls it “resonant and unforgettable” and gives the film four stars [link to full review].

Also today in the Seattle Weekly (via the Village Voice) Nathan Lee says the child actors are “wonderfully authentic and nicely harmonized, but the most engrossing character here is Willets Point, an industrial stretch of unpaved urban flotsam—and “another euphemism for urban blight” per Mayor Bloomberg, gentrification glinting in his eye.” [Read the review on the SW website]

CHOP SHOP plays April 18-24, daily at 7 and 9pm plus weekend matinees at 3 and 5pm

Tickets are available here.

**Update!  Here’s a snip from the review from this week’s Stranger:
“Bahrani hits the sweet spot at the intersection of relentless oppression and indomitable human will…CHOP SHOP is the best American indie so far this year.”


Director Ramin Bahrani on his film Chop Shop

February 28, 2008

Listen here. Read here and here. Screening here