The New Year Parade (2009)





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Fact merges with fiction in writer/director Tom Quinn's deeply personal tale of two teenagers struggling to make sense of their complicated family life after their mother and father decide to separate. While sixteen year-old Kat holds out hope that her parents will eventually work things out, her quiet suffering causes her to become emotionally isolated from both family and friends. Meanwhile, Kat's brother Jack not only finds himself in the difficult position of having to mediate between mom and dad, but also having to keep track of their fragmented finances. Complicating matters is the fact that Jack plays in the string band his father longs to lead to victory in Philadelphia's annual Mummer's Parade.
Art House & International , Drama
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Greg Lyons
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Critic Reviews for The New Year Parade

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

Quinn photographed his film over four years, and yet, as his own editor, has mastered what must have been hours of material into a story so convincingly embedded in the band and parade that it would have been impossible to create it just for a film.

Full Review… | December 9, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times
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A low-key but satisfying blend of melodrama and observant naturalism.

December 1, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | October 29, 2009
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Audience Reviews for The New Year Parade

Low-key yet honest and satisfying, melodramatic yet observant and natural. A truly independent indie film.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

A movie about a family and their two kids who are dealing with a sepration. This wasn't the best movie by far, but there were some moments that wern't completely awful. For the most part though it wasn't an easy movie to get involved in since it was so dull.

Tiffany R
Tiffany R

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