Eve of Understanding stars Rebecca Lowman as Donna, a woman who embarks on a road trip to deliver notes and knick-knacks to a motley crew of people at the behest of her recently-deceased mother. When she saw it at AFI Dallas last year, Cinematical's Kim Voynar wrote that first-time director Alyson Shelton "largely succeeds in what she's trying to get across, largely because Lowman's strong performance keeps us interested in Donna and what happens to her even in the film's weaker spots." The DVD from Vanguard Cinema includes two "featurettes," photo gallery and "director's statement."
Our own James Rocchi penned a thoughtful, balanced review of Marc Forster's The Kite Runner; it's best to read it in its entirety, but to give you the flavor, he concluded that the film "makes us truly see the people ... in many ways for the first time; that's the film's greatest achievement, and ultimately the best reason to see it." (James also interviewed novelist Khaled Hosseini and screenwriter David Benioff.) The DVD from Dreamworks Video includes a commentary with Forster, Hosseini and Benioff, two "featurettes" and a public service announcement (!).