2006 Comedy

Director: Wash Westmoreland


  • Glatzer and Westmoreland live in Echo Park, and they have given their film a remarkable sense of place.

    Ruthe Stein - The San Francisco Chronicle

    19 January 2013

  • As smart and warmhearted an exploration of an upwardly mobile immigrant culture as American independent cinema has produced.

    Stephen Holden - The New York Times

    19 January 2013

  • Quinceañera is a spirited and poignant exploration of the bonds and challenges facing a Latino family and the pains of a community undergoing a transition of its own.

    Claudia Puig - USA Today

    19 January 2013

  • At its core, Quinceañera, a modest but remarkably poignant comedy, is the story of a neighborhood.

    Wesley Morris - The Boston Globe

    19 January 2013

  • As sweet and gentle as it is, Quinceañera is quite clear-eyed about human cruelty and indifference. In structure, however, there is a circularity to the film that allows it to end on a well-earned upbeat note.

    Kevin Thomas - Los Angeles Times

    19 January 2013


  • Outstanding Actor - Motion Picture

    ALMA Awards (2007)

  • Best Narrative Film

    Atlanta Film Festival (2006)

  • Best Independent Feature Film Casting

    Casting Society of America (2007)

  • Outstanding Film - Limited Release

    GLAAD Media Awards (2007)

  • Sundance Film Category

    Humanitas Prize (2006)