Quinceanera


1h 30m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Magdalena is the daughter of a Mexican-American family who runs a storefront church in Echo Park, Los Angeles. With her fifteenth-birthday approaching, all she can think about is her boyfriend, her Quinceañera dress, and the Hummer Limo she hopes will carry her on her special day. But a few months b

Film Details

Also Known As
Oskuld
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Avon Car & Truck Rental; Celluloid Dreams; Cinetic Media; Panavision, Ltd.; Quixote; Serious Film; Sunrise Film Distribution; Upn
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; CinTart; Eurocine; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Golden Village; Metrodome Distribution; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Oro Film As; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; Teodora Film

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Magdalena is the daughter of a Mexican-American family who runs a storefront church in Echo Park, Los Angeles. With her fifteenth-birthday approaching, all she can think about is her boyfriend, her Quinceañera dress, and the Hummer Limo she hopes will carry her on her special day. But a few months before the celebration, Magdalena falls pregnant. As the elaborate preparations for her Quinceañera proceed, it is only a matter of time before her religious father finds out and rejects her. Forced out of her home, Magdalena moves in with her great-great uncle, Tomas, an old man who makes his living by selling champurrado--a Mexican hot drink--in the street. Already living with him is Carlos, Magdalena's cousin, a tough cholo who was thrown out by his parents. Carlos does not disguise his disapproval of Magdalena's arrival. The back house rental where Tomas has lived happily for many years is on a property that was recently purchased by an affluent white gay couple--pioneers of gentrification in the neighborhood. Inevitably, worlds collide when they become entangled in the lives of their tenants. As Magdalena's pregnancy grows more visible, she, Carlos, and Tomas pull together as a family of outsiders. But the economics of the neighborhood are turning against them. Ultimately, this precipitates a crisis that threatens their way of life.

Crew

Benjamin Agee

Electrician

Danny Alvarez

Song Performer

Renetta Amador

Script Supervisor

Tom Anderson

Electrician

Miguel Arcos

Music Arranger

Sarah Asch

Set Production Assistant

Rodney S Ascher

Storyboard Artist

Rodney S Ascher

Unit Director

Gwendolyn Bailey

Casting Assistant

Matthew Ballard

Transportation Coordinator

Danny Blume

Song

Victor Bock

Music

Nick Boyias

Executive Producer

Alex Brown

Best Boy Electric

Dean Bryant

Hair Stylist

Ellis Burman

Supervising Sound Editor

Ellis Burman

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Ted Campbell

Assistant Director

Leslie Campos

Song Performer

Matt Carr

Best Boy Electric

Martin Carrasco

Electrician

Chris Castagno

Song

Jesus Castanos-chima

Dialogue Consultant

Steven Clark

Property Master

Katie Cleese

Sound Department

Anne Clements

Producer

Ryan Colston

Assistant Director

Shelby Corson

Office Production Assistant

A Davila

Song

Alia Rhiana Eckerman

Casting Associate

Mike Eller

Production

Dario Villa Espinoza

Hair Stylist

Jamie Feldman

Production Coordinator

Jesse Feldman

Camera Operator

Aja Ferretti

Tailor

Jessica Flaherty

Costume Designer

Sean Flaherty

Costumes

Marlene Flamenco

Choreographer

Eric Forand

Gaffer

Mercia Garcia

Consultant

Gianna Gioioso

Swing

Natasha Giraldo

Location Manager

Richard Glatzer

Screenplay

Melanie Goldstein

Assistant Editor

Dionisio Gomez

Song

Erik Gonzales

Best Boy Electric

Christie Gorman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jennifer Grant

Photography

Mike Gutierrez

Foley

Paula Jane Hamilton

Makeup Artist

Emile Hanton

Camera Assistant

Todd Haynes

Executive Producer

Spencer Hecox

Colorist

Spencer Hecox

On-Line Editor

Alberto Hernandez

Art Department

Christina Hernandez

Makeup Artist

Josh Hicks

Electrician

Danah Philip Hoang

Assistant Property Master

Mark Hovanec

Production Executive

Denise Hudson

Production Designer

Mike Hugo

Post-Production Supervisor

Anthony Jefferson

Electrician

Dan Kanes

Electrician

Robin Katz

Editor

Raymond Kidd

Dialogue Consultant

Shawn Kiehne

Song

Thomas Kilzer

Foley Mixer

Thomas Kilzer

Adr Mixer

Mihail Koulakis

Executive Producer

Ani Krikorian

Production Accountant

Shahnaz Lacaze

Dialogue Consultant

Jeff Layton

Sound Designer

Jeff Layton

Sound Effects Editor

Henry Lee

Post-Production Supervisor

Nikki Leydecker

Office Production Assistant

Sean E Macias

Legal Services

F.d. Marchetti-manning

Song

Lisa Marinaccio

Assistant Art Director

Jonah Markowitz

Production Designer

Pablo Martinez

Sound Department

Conan Mastrangelo

Best Boy Electric

Ellen D Mccarn

Assistant Camera

Moses Mcclean

Song Performer

Vince Mcclean

Song

Matthew Mckee

Set Production Assistant

M Mendez

Song

Edith Mesch

Song

Immaculada Mogica

Song

Kevin Moll

Tutor

Mitch Moses

Song

Tracy Mostovoy

Photography

Ken Novak

Supervising Sound Editor

Elion Scott Olson

Assistant Director

Laura Paddock

Set Decorator

Mariachi Los Palmeros

Song Performer

Francisco Peralta

Song

Francisco Peralta

Song Performer

Xiomara Perdomo

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tara Peterson

Craft Service

Avi Raccah

Executive Producer

Los Tres Reyes

Song Performer

Brian Reynolds

Stunt Coordinator

Morgan Rhodes

Set Production Assistant

J Peter Robinson

Song Performer

J Peter Robinson

Song

Charlie Roxbury

Set Production Assistant

Liz Ryan

Art Department

Chris Salamone

Key Grip

Mike Salamone

Best Boy Grip

Andrew Salazar

Costume Designer

Cristobal Sanchez

Song

Evan Shapiro

Associate Producer

Cassandra Sixtos

Hair Stylist

Joni Smith

Set Production Assistant

Autumn Star

Costumer

Eric Steelberg

Cinematographer

Eric Steelberg

Dp/Cinematographer

Bryon Tucker

Assistant

Piotr Uzarowicz

Office Production Assistant

Raoul Vasquez

Grip

Pedro Velasquez

Office Production Assistant

Giuseppe Verdi

Song

Mondo Vila

Sound Mixer

Justin D Walker

Legal Services

Tracy Wares

Photography

Micko Westmoreland

Song

Micko Westmoreland

Music

Micko Westmoreland

Song Performer

Wash Westmoreland

Screenplay

Mark Wheaton

Sound Mixer

Ellen Wong

Titles

Jason L Wood

Casting

Alexander Yellen

Dp/Cinematographer

Alexander Yellen

Director Of Photography

Alexander Yellen

Assistant Camera

Shaun Young

Music Supervisor

Shaun Young

Line Producer

Clay Zimmerman

Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Oskuld
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Avon Car & Truck Rental; Celluloid Dreams; Cinetic Media; Panavision, Ltd.; Quixote; Serious Film; Sunrise Film Distribution; Upn
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; CinTart; Eurocine; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Golden Village; Metrodome Distribution; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Oro Film As; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; Teodora Film

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for Best Dramatic Feature at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Winner of the Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States January 2006

Released in United States on Video January 9, 2007

Released in United States Summer August 4, 2006

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Centerpiece Premiere) June 22-July 2, 2006.

Shown at New Directors/New Films Series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center March 22-April 2, 2006.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 25-June 18, 2006.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Independent Dramatic Competition) January 19-29, 2006.

The "Quinceanera", which is often an extravagant event, honors a girl on her 15th birthday with a celebration as a rite of passage into womanhood and responsibilty.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Centerpiece Premiere) June 22-July 2, 2006.)

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at New Directors/New Films Series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center March 22-April 2, 2006.)

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 25-June 18, 2006.)

Released in United States January 2006 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Independent Dramatic Competition) January 19-29, 2006.)

Nominated for the 2007 Indepent Spirit Awards' Piaget Producers Award.

Released in United States on Video January 9, 2007

Released in United States Summer August 4, 2006