In Limited Release
Transvestites, an inspirational illustrator and a group of snowboarding pioneers round out this unusual list of limited release movies showing in Los Angeles this weekend.
- 39 Pounds of Love - Documentary starring Ami Ankilewitz. Directed by Dani Menkin. This documentary follows Ami, a 39-pound Israeli illustrator diagnosed with a rare ailment, and his journey to find the doctor who predicted his early death. [trailer | local showtimes]
- Breakfast on Pluto - Drama starring Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Ruth Negga, Laurence Kinlan and Stephen Rea. Directed by Neil Jordan. An Irish orphan (Cillian Murphy) named Patrick Braden is on a quest to find out who his birth mother really is. Along the way, he works as a transvestite named Kitten, finds love with a hypnotist and becomes involved with illegal IRA bombings. [trailer | local showtimes]
- First Descent - Documentary starring Shawn Farmer, Nick Perata and Terje Haakonsen. Directed by Kevin Harrison and Kemp Curley. This film offers a look at snowboarding's origins and domination as the leading winter sport in the US. [trailer | local showtimes]
- Transamerica - Drama starring Felicity Huffman and Kevin Zegers, directed by Duncan Tucker. Born a man, Stanley (Huffman) begins a sex change and lives as Bree, a reserved woman. Before going under the knife for the final transformation, Bree discovers she has a 17-year-old son. [trailer | local showtimes]
- The Kid and I - Comedy starring Tom Arnold, Eric Gores, Linda Hamilton, Joe Mantegna and Henry Winkler. Bill Williams (Arnold) is an unemployed actor who is unexpectedly hired to write a sequel to "True Lies." [trailer | local showtimes]