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Film: ‘Weekend’ goes beyond the one-night stand

'Weekend' at Landmark Theatres

As a card-carrying romantic, I’ve sometimes made the mistake of trying to extend a lovely one-night stand into something more than it was meant to be. Perhaps the embarrassment I’ve felt when these situations didn’t work out made me sensitive to sophomore filmmaker Andrew Haigh (“Greek Pete”) doing the same thing to his characters in “Weekend,” which opens Nov. 25 for a one-week engagement at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Love in the movies happens on a grand scale in major studio films and more intimately in independent films. But love always happens, or what’s the point?

That’s the point of “Weekend,” which is definitely small and independent. But is it about love? You may not know, even when it’s over, but you’ll want it to be.