In America; Photo  Fox Searchlight

The new Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father) film, In America, just won the AFI Fest's Best Picture award. In America is about an Irish family who move to a rundown New York City apartment to restart their life. Even though the trailer seemed a bit mawkish (adorable Irish kids befriending their black neighbor or asking what transvestites are), the presence of Samantha Morton and Paddy Considine, as well as Sheridan's direction and screenplay, makes this a must-see. (And Movie City News feels it's positioned for Oscar nominations for what it's worth; we know, Oscars blah rigged yada). And Gothamist must check out what looks to be a scene of Considine carrying a couch through Times Square.

In America opens on November 26th, but with the screener ban, there are sneak peeks all over the country. Check here to see if there's one near you (so far, it's looking at LA for the 20th).

Watch the trailer for In America.