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Lantern to preview ‘Framing John DeLorean’

And we have an addendum to the Magic Lantern schedule. Along with the two movies I've already listed, the theater will screen an additional film on Friday:

"Framing John DeLorean": This documentary takes a look at the late car manufacturer (think of the car in "Back to the Future") and explores whether he was a visionary or a grifter. The movie is scheduled play only as a special preview at 8 p.m. on Friday and won't open for a full run until Friday June 14th.

Following are some critical comments:

Elizabeth Weitzman, TheWrap: "Most compelling of all are the interviews with the two people who come closest to answering, or at least addressing, the question that overwhelms this entire project: DeLorean's daughter Kathryn and son Zach."

Owen Gleiberman, Variety: "A tasty and satisfying look at the rise and fall of the self-styled auto magnate of the '70s and '80s…"

Oleg Ivanov, Slant: "John DeLorean has a biography that could have been reverse-engineered from a Hollywood epic about the rise and fall of an auto-industry mogul. The story of his life suggests 'Citizen Kane' set in the world of cars."

Final note: "Framing John DeLorean" also will be available through video on demand beginning Friday.