Chris Messina and Rashida Jones in 'Monogamy'

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Chris Messina and Rashida Jones in Monogamy.

Opening / Expanding. A different (?) kind of war doc, a frothy comedy, and a space doc highlight the limited releases opening and/or expanding this weekend.
  • The Tillman Story. Professional football player volunteers to fight terrorists and is killed by friendly fire.
  • Mao's Last Dancer. Chinese ballet dancer heads to Houston, discovers romance and a burning desire for freedom.
  • Soul Kitchen. From director Fatih Akin (Head On, The Edge of Heaven) comes a light comedy.
  • The Army of Crime. A poet leads a clandestine battle against Nazi occupation.
  • Happythankhyoumoreplease. Josh Radnor's debut comedy: young people, relationships, New York City.
  • Altiplano. Riot in a Andean village brings things to a boil for a married couple.
  • Breathless. Jean-Luc Godard's new wave classic continues; now in 6 theaters.
  • Hubble 3D. The space doc moves into 151 theaters after nearly six months of release.
Deals. Early next year, the pensive mystery/drama Monogamy will theaters, according to indieWIRE, thanks to the film's recent acquisition by Oscilloscope Pictures. Directed by Dana Adam Shapiro (Murderball), Monogramy follows engaged yet bored wedding photographer Chris Messina as he becomes obsessed with "sexy exhibitionist" Meital Dohan. Rashida Jones plays Messina's intended bride, an aspiring singer / songwriter. The film premiered at Tribeca, where our own Eric D. Snider caught it. "As a director and writer," Eric writes, "Shapiro demonstrates a knack for authenticity ... that makes Monogamy a thoughtful and engrossing character study."