Release date:April 13, 2005
(NY, Santa Cruz; LA release: April 15)
Starring:Stephen Adly-Guirgis, Ellen Barkin, Alexander Brickel, Rachel Corr, Hannah Freiman, John Gemberling, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Shayna Levine, Richard Masur, Tyler Maynard, Debra Monk, Valerie Shusterov, Stephen Singer
"Palindromes" is a fable of innocence: 13-year-old Aviva Victor wants to be a Mom. She does all she can to make this happen, and comes very close to succeeding, but in the end her plan is thwarted by her sensible parents (Ellen Barkin and Richard Masur). So she runs away, still determined to get pregnant one way or another, but instead finds herself lost in another world, a less sensible one, perhaps, but one pregnant itself with all sorts of strange possibility. Like so many trips, this one is round-trip, and it’s hard to say in the end if she can ever be quite the same again, or if she can ever be anything but the same again.