The Very Best of NYC TV/Film

A Marine Story, Tiny Furniture, Black Swan

Dreya Weber and GO’s November cover model, Paris P. Pickard, star in A Marine Story, opening at the Quad Theater Nov 5. In this timely and poignant tale, a tough Marine Corps officer unexpectedly returns home from the war and is recruited to help a troubled teenage girl prepare for boot camp. When the true reasons for her return are revealed, both of their futures
are threatened.

Tiny Furniture opens at IFC Nov 12. Written, directed and starring Lena Dunham, the film explores the depths of romantic humiliation and the heights of post-college confusion; the darkest parts of the big city’s bright lights and the newest ways to tell the oldest story in the book. The film also stars Dunham’s real-life sister, Grace, and real-life mother, celebrated artist and photographer Laurie Simmons.

A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, Black Swan stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with Lily (Mila Kunis), a new rival at the company. Black Swan takes a thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can encapsulate both  the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Black Swan opens in New York Dec 3.

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