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NEW THIS WEEK: Giuliani and Gehry Docs; Plus the "Steins" and "Wah" to Tempt Your Moviegoing Fancy

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 11, 2006 at 11:21AM

The darker side of "America's Mayor," Rudolph Giuliani, is the subject of Kevin Keating's "Giuliani Time" and Toronto 2005 doc, "Sketches of Frank Gehry" by Sydney Pollack, which chronicles the life of the famous architect, are among this weekend's specialty openers. Scott Marshall's comedy, "Keeping Up with the Steins," about a son who uses his bar mitzvah to stage a reconciliation between his feuding father and grandfather is among the weekend's Indiewood offernings.
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The darker side of "America's Mayor," Rudolph Giuliani, is the subject of Kevin Keating's "Giuliani Time" and Toronto 2005 doc, "Sketches of Frank Gehry" by Sydney Pollack, which chronicles the life of the famous architect, are among this weekend's specialty openers. Scott Marshall's comedy, "Keeping Up with the Steins," about a son who uses his bar mitzvah to stage a reconciliation between his feuding father and grandfather is among the weekend's Indiewood offernings.

And "Wah-Wah," which opened last year's Edinburgh Film Festival, is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set during the last gasp of the British Empire in Swaziland. Told through the eyes of young Ralph Compton, the plot focuses on the dysfunctional Compton family whose gradual disintegration mirrors the end of British rule.

This Week's Specialty Openings:

Cedric Klapisch's comedy "Russian Dolls" is about a thirty year old man who has realized his childhood dream of becoming writer but is still lost. (IFC Films)

"Dead Man's Shoes" is Shane Meadows' disturbing tale of an ex-soldier who returns home to his rural town in Brtain and takes violent revenge on the gang of men who tortured his mentally retarded brother during his absence. Paddy Considine stars. (Magnolia)

Kevin Keating's documentary "Giuliani Time" looks back at the reign of the former New York City mayor before the attacks of September 11 changed his image forever. (Cinema Libre Studio)

"Mendy: A Question Of Faith" is Adam Vardy's coming-of-age drama about a young Hasidic man who leaves his ultra-Orthodox community in Williamsburg and encounters the vices of the secular wold. (Intuit Films)

Syndney Pollack's "Sketches of Frank Gehry" documents the life of the famous architect and explores some of his most important artichectural works across the globe. (Sony Pictures Classics)

Richard E. Grant's "Wah-Wah" is a seni-autobiographical tale of an adolescent boy growing up with a dysfunctional family in Swaziland, South East Africa during the 1960s. (Samuel Goldwyn Films, Roadside Attractions)

"Keeping Up With The Steins" is a comedy directed by Scott Marshall about an over-the-top Bar Mitzvah party in Brentwood, California. Jeremy Piven stars as the father who learns the true meaning of the event with his son. (Miramax Films)






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