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The Very Best of NYC Film
by Mei Mei Chin
June 18, 2010
Buy your tickets now for the NYC premiere of Hell On Wheels Gang Girls Forever, showing at Anthology Film Archives July 1. The girl gang movie that winds up the cult classic gang trilogy promises a cast of 30 beautiful women driving fast cars, wearing tight pants, eating candy, fighting, kissing and riding horses! Burning up the dirty streets and blazing down the pavement, everything is all wheels all the time with dyslexic bikers, homeless queer skateboarders, violent rollerskaters, scooter riders with gambling parlors and hotrods for the differently abled! A superlong roster of sizzling superstars and a soundtrack of pure poprock bliss.

Angelina Jolie stars in Salt, a contemporary action thriller opening at a movie theater near you July 23. As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. But Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who Is Salt?"
 
Family ties are defined and re-defined in Lisa Cholodenko’s new film The Kids Are All Right in theaters July 9. Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star as Nic and Jules, a married couple who share a cozy suburban Southern California home with their teenage children. On all accounts their life is perfect until an unexpected new chapter begins when their children decide to contact their biological father. The movie combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth for a funny, vibrant, and richly drawn portrait of a modern family.

The gripping documentary Out in the Silence opens at Tribeca Cinemas June 28. The film captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson’s wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown. Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson’s journey dramatically illustrates the universal challenges of being an outsider in a conservative environment and the transformation that is possible when those who have long been constrained by a traditional code of silence summon the courage to break it.
Don’t miss Stonewall Uprising, playing at Film Forum through June 29. The film documents the night of June 28, 1969, when NYC police raided the Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar,  Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a three-day riot that launches the gay rights movement. A treasure-trove of archival footage, the movie consists of interviews and stories by people on both sides of the riot for a look at one of the darkest times in NYC and America.
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