Brian Brooks is managing editor of MovieLine.
In the dog days of summer, several specialty releases hit theaters this weekend including two from high-profile filmmakers. Julie Delpy follows up her popular 2 Days In Paris with her (apparently final) followup, 2 Days In New York in which she stars opposite Chris Rock. Spike Lee rolls out his own Sundance ’12 opener Red Hook Summer in Manhattan and his beloved Brooklyn with his latest story about the borough. David Duchovny stars in Goats, which took a decade to make before its Sundance debut. And Holland’s famous prostitutes take the spotlight in Dutch documentary Meet The Fokkens, which begins its U.S. exhibition this weekend.
2 Days In New York
Director: Julie Delpy
Writers: Julie Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alexandre Nahon
Cast: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alexandre Nahon, Daniel Bruhl
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
“I never even thought of going to a studio,” co-writer/director/star Julie Delpy said about her latest project (actually all her directorial projects up until this one). I put the financing together through a European financing system and it’s not easy – it’s a struggle.” The followup to her 2007 feature 2 Days In Paris, which took in a cool $4.433 million Stateside for that film’s distributor Samuel Goldwyn Films, the current title basically replicates Paris’ dialogue-heavy banter, open talk about sexuality and crossing social taboos, but this time Chris Rock stars as her love interest and New York is the setting. (more…)