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Bahrani Opens Shop on W. Houston

Alejandro Polanco, the star of Ramin Bahrani's new film Chop Shop (Photo: Noruz Films)

By S.T. VanAirsdale

This was probably more of a story a week ago when the movie's February run finally got its own page on Film Forum's Web site, but distributor Koch Lorber made it official Wednesday that it has acquired Ramin Bahrani's fantastic sophomore effort Chop Shop. The story of a orphaned boy and his sister growing apart in the dusty, rusty reaches of Willets Point's "Iron Triangle" of auto body and repair joints, the film premiered last May at Cannes before moving on to stun audiences at Toronto, where I caught up with Bahrani. I also wrote about the film's grueling casting process in 2006 -- and you should read up on young Alejandro Polanco. You'll be hearing a lot about him.

Chop Shop opens Feb. 27 at Film Forum. Expect more here with Bahrani and Co. as the date approaches.

Posted at December 13, 2007 5:39 AM

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Hi ramin!!!!!!

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