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Chop Shop - Criterion Collection

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Alejandro Polanco, Isamar Gonzales, Rob Sowulski
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Plot Synopsis:

For his acclaimed follow-up to Man Push Cart, Ramin Bahrani once again turned his camera on a slice of New York City rarely seen on-screen: Willets Point, Queens, an industrial sliver of automotive-repair shops that remains perpetually at risk of being redeveloped off the map. It's within this precarious ecosystem that twelve-year-old Ale (Alejandro Polanco) must grow up fast, hustling in the neighborhood chop shops to build a more stable life for himself and his sister (Isamar Gonzales) even as their tenuous circumstances force each to compete with other struggling people and make desperate decisions. A deeply human story of a fierce but fragile sibling bond being tested by hardscrabble reality, Chop Shop tempers its sobering authenticity with flights of lyricism and hope.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 23rd, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 2007
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:84 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.78:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:
    • Audio commentary from 2006 featuring Bahrani, director of photography Michael Simmonds, and actor Alejandro Polanco
    • New program featuring a conversation among Bahrani, Polanco, actor Ahmad Razvi, and assistant director Nicholas Elliott about the making of the film
    • New conversation between Bahrani and writer and scholar Suketu Mehta on the immigrant experience in New York City and on film
    • Rehearsal footage from 2006 featuring Polanco and actors Isamar Gonzales and Carlos Zapata
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: An essay by novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen