From pregnancy to sex addiction to overbearing parents, "Petunia" is a film about the unpredictability of life that is sure to have you laughing the whole way through.
A thriller centered on an war veteran who has reinvented himself as an upper-class Londoner has to embrace his violent past when his girlfriend is murdered.
Opening In: Limited Nationwide
"The Secret Disco Revoution"
Opening In: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkley, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, Columbus, Fort Lauderdale.
Synopsis: The disco era, long dismissed as a time of hedonistic excess, has been gravely misunderstood. Revisionist historians now argue the era was in fact an important time of protest: liberating gays, blacks and women. "The Secret Disco Revolution" juxtaposes disco revisionists against revealing new interviews with the era's biggest stars: The Village People, Gloria Gaynor, Kool and the Gang... A goldmine of rarely seen stock footage, and enough disco hits to shake your booty straight back to 1978. But the film's form is as revolutionary as its content:This quietly hilarious doc-satire also features an unreliable Nabokovian narrator; "reenactments" that are speculative to the point of complete fantasy; and a unique tone of sustained irony that both presents a fresh look at a well-known era, and compels audiences to question it, without ever allowing them off the dancefloor.
("Party Girl") directs this journey of a modern-day Candide stumbling through a landscape familiar to most men—messy breakups.