I have memories of Brick Lane from a year studying in London. We would ride the tube to the South Asian street to taste pungent curries, like edible fireworks. The incendiary tale here is the journey of a Bangladeshi girl, Nazneen, who enters an arranged marriage and moves to England where she has a passionate affair. The visually sumptuous film redeems its predictable beginning with an interesting end. Surprisingly, the most intriguing character in this woman’s story by a woman director (Sarah Gavron) is the overbearing cuckholded husband.
Here are the initial rollout cities:
June 20 – Opens in NY and LA
June 27 – San Francisco, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, San Jose, La Jolla, Chicago, Boston and vicinity (Cambridge, Newton, Brookline)
July 4 – Palm Springs, Minneapolis, Dallas, Plano, Houston, Woodlands TX, Seattle
July 11 – Scottsdale, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Boca Raton, Fairfax VA, Denver, DC, Bethesda MD, Arlington VA, Miami, Philadelphia, Long Island NY, Portland OR, CT, NJ
July 18 – Monterey, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Boulder, Jupiter FL, Milwaukee, Austin, Fort Worth, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Sarasota, MI