The Mexican-American tradition of quinceañeras that is, the elaborate 15th-birthday parties akin to debutante balls is at the center of the Sundance Award-winning film by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer. In Quinceañera, Magdalena is a 14-year-old girl happily looking forward to her upcoming party. Her plans are waylaid when she finds out shes pregnant. Thrown out by her religious family, she moves in with her great-great uncle Tomas and her cholo cousin Carlos. As the trio of outsiders settles in together, the gentrification of their neighborhood threatens the delicate balance of their new family life. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 14 Pews, 800 Aurora. For information, call 281-888-9677 or visit www.14pews.org. $8.
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