The Early Report for February 2, 2003

A weekly rundown of the upcoming releases.

Most recent release date changes

Asterisk And Obelisk: Mission Cleopatra (Miramax): Taken off schedule. Originally June 2003 TBD

The Battle Of Shaker Heights (Miramax): Scheduled for August 15, 2003

Cursed (Miramax): Moves to February 13, 2004. Originally August 8, 2003

The Dancer Upstairs (Fox Searchlight): Taken off schedule. Originally February 28, 2003

Dirty Pretty Things (Miramax): Moves to August 1, 2003. Originally April 11, 2003

Duplex (Miramax): Moves to October 2003 TBD. Originally March 14, 2003

DysFunKtional Family (Miramax): Moves to April 4, 2003. Originally March 21, 2003

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Focus Features): Scheduled for 2003 TBD

The Great Raid (Miramax): Taken off schedule. Originally 4Q 2003 TBD

The Guests (Miramax): Title change to “My Boss’s Daughter” and moves to August 22, 2003. Original February 28, 2003

Hotel (Innovation Film Group): Scheduled for 2Q 2003 TBD

I, Robot (20th Century Fox): Scheduled for July 2, 2004

Jersey Girl (Miramax): Scheduled for November 7, 2003

J.M. Barrie’s Neverland (Miramax): Moves to Fall 2003 TBD. Originally Summer 2003 TBD

Kedma (Kino): Scheduled for February 7, 2003

Lilya 4-Ever (Newmarket): Moves to April 11, 2003. Originally April 18, 2003

The Magdalene Sisters (Miramax): Scheduled for July 18, 2003

Mindhunters (Miramax): Moved to January 9, 2004. Originally August 22, 2003

No Turning Back (Innovation Film Group): Scheduled for April 25, 2003

Samsara (Miramax): Taken off schedule. Originally July 18, 2003

Scary Movie 3: Lord Of The Brooms (Miramax): Scheduled for October 3, 2003

Shaolin Soccer (Miramax): Moves to August 8, 2003. Originally, April 11, 2003

Spun (Newmarket): Moves to March 14, 2003. Originally March 21, 2003

Venus And Mars (Innovation Film Group): Scheduled for 2Q 2003 TBD

The Warrior (Miramax): Taken off schedule. Originally May 9, 2003

Whale Rider (Newmarket): Scheduled for June 6, 2003

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

God Has A Rap Sheet

Logline: Eight men of various ethnicities get arrested, and share a holding cell for the night with a homeless man who awakens and claims to be God. The film deals with universal issues such as race, religion, sex, love, hate, and faith, with the jail cell and its inmates creating a microcosm of the world and its beliefs

Featuring: Peter Appel, Tommy Houlihan, John Ford Noonan, William Smith

Director: Kamal Ahmed

Writer: Kamal Ahmed

Distributor: Self-distributed by the director

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Writer: Jean-Luc Godard, based on the novel by Dolores Hitchens

Distributor: Rialto

Opening Week Release Pattern: Plays Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:20 PM throughout February at the Two Boots Pioneer in New York City beginning February 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, February 7, 2003

Band Of Outsiders

Logline: Jean-Luc Godard’s 1964 crime drama, from which Quentin Tarantino got the name of his production company, gets a rerelease with a brand new 35mm print. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Claude Brasseur, Anna Karina, Sami Frey

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Writer: Jean-Luc Godard, based on the novel by Dolores Hitchens

Distributor: Rialto

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Two Boots Pioneer in New York City on February 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Mono

Deliver Us From Eva

Logline: Three men related by marriage hire a playboy to date their meddlesome sister-in-law

Eva.Featuring: LL Cool J, Gabrielle Union

Director: Gary Hardwick

Writers: B.E. Brauner, Gary Hardwick and James Iver Mattson, based on a story by B.E. Brauner and James IverMattson

Distributor: Focus

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1200 plus locations release on February 7

MPAA Rating: R for sex-related dialogue

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days

Logline: An aspiring junior editor uses her experience to get rid of Mr. Perfect for an article, only to fall in love with him before the article is done.

Featuring: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Michele

Director: Donald Petrie

Writers: Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan and Burr Steers, based on the book by Michele Alexander and Jeannie Long

Distributor: Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on February 7

MPAA Rating: PG13 for some sex-related material

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Kedma

Logline: A cargo freighter, the “Kedma,” waits offshore filled with European refugees anxious to disembark, one week before the State of Israel is born. In Arabic, German, Hebrew, Polish, Russian and Yiddish with

subtitlesFeaturing: Yussuf Abu-Warda, Andrei Kashkar, Helena Yaralova

Director: Amos Gitai

Writers: Amos Gitai, Mordechai Goldhecht, Haim Hazaz, Marie-Jose Sanselme, Marc Weitzmann, Taufik

ZayadDistributor: Unknown as of this writing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to New York City’s Quad Cinema on February 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

May

Logline: A young woman who works as an assistant at the veterinarian’s office is unable to find a close friend, so she sets out to make her own Frankensteinian buddy

Featuring: Angela Bettis, James Duval, Anna Faris, Jeremy Sisto

Director: Lucky McKee

Writer: Lucky McKee

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus locations release on February 7

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence/gore, some sexuality and language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: DTS

Shanghai Knights

Logline: Chon Wang and Ray finds themselves in London helping to track Jack The Ripper

Featuring: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson

Director: David Dobkin

Writers: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on February 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for action violence and sexual content

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Zus and Zo

Logline: Three sisters will stop at nothing to keep their would-be sister-in-law from coming into possession of Paraíso, their beloved family summer home on the Portuguese coast. In Dutch with English subtitles. The official Foreign Film Academy Award entry from Holland.

Featuring: Anneke Blok, Monique Hendrickx, Sylvia Poorta

Director: Paula van der Oest

Writer: Paula van der Oest

Distributor: Unknown as of this writing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to New York City’s Quad Cinema on February 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding this day

Alias Betty: Opens at the Savoy in Montpelier VT

Charly: Opens at the Regal Newport Road 8 in Spokane WA

Chicago: Expands to 1750 plus playdates

Interview With The Assassin: Opens in Little Rock AR

Lost In La Mancha: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntingdon NY and the Nickelodeon in Santa Cruz

CAPinocchio: Miramax is releasing the Italian language version of Roberto Benigni’s film in at least one screen in New York City

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead: Opens at the Regal Shadowood in Boca Raton FL and the Regal South Beach in Miami

The Quiet American: Expands to fifty playdates

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Stone Reader

Logline: This literary documentary/mystery tale begins in 1972 when The New York Times Book Review calls Dow Mossmans The Stones of Summer a book of “torrential imagination… burning with generational fire.” Twenty-five years later, avid reader Mark Moskowitz is bowled over by the complex novel of youth and rebellion and goes online to discoverwhat else Mossman has published, but the trail turns cold: “A few years ago, when I searched for his books or for readers of ‘The Stones of Summer, or eve’n copies to give friends, there were none. Nor was there any trace of the writer, the publisher or anyone who had heard of the book, let alone read it. Did Mossman just stop writing or was there something more? Was he even alive?”

Featuring: Mark Moskowitz

Director: Mark Moskowitz

Distributor: Jet Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on February 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, February 14, 2003

All The Real Girls

Logline: In a small Southern American town, a young man known for having sexual relations with every girl in town falls in love with his best friend’s virginal younger sister.

Featuring: Patricia Clarkson, Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schnieder

Director: David Gordon Green

Writer: David Gordon Green

Distributor: Sony Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York, and at Laemmle’s Encino Town Center 5, Laemmle’s Monica 4, Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse 7 and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, on February 14

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Chi-wa-seon

Logline: The story of Jang Seung-up, the renowned nineteenth-century painter whose revolutionary work and persona forever changed the face of Korean art

Featuring: Choi Min-shik, Yoo Ho-jung, Ahn Sung-ki

Director: Im Kwon-taek

Writers: Kim Yong-oak and Im Kwon Taek, based on the story by Min Byung-sam

Distributor: Kino

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Cinema Village in New York City, and at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY, on February 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Daredevil

Logline: Blind lawyer by day, vigilante superhero by night, Matt Murdock is Daredevil, the Man without

FearFeaturing: Ben Affleck, Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Garner, John Favreau, Joe Pantoliano

Director: Mark Steven Johnson

Writer: Mark Steven Johnson

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations release on February 14

MPAA Rating: PG13 for action violence and some sensuality

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Gerry

Logline: Two young men who call each other Gerry find themselves lost while walking a wilderness trail. They talk about life and stuff trying to find their way out

Featuring: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

Director: Gus Van Sant

Writers: Cast Affleck, Matt Damon, Gus Van Sant

Distributor: ThinkFILM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles on February 14

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Logline: A college art student falls in love with a married doctor. In French with English

subtitlesFeaturing: Samuel Le Bihan , Audrey Tautou

Director: Laetitia Colombani

Writer: Laetitia Colombani

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Paris Theatre and Angelika Film Center in New York, Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas and Laemmle’s Showcase Cinema in Los Angeles, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Edwards University 6 in Irvine, Landmark’s Lumiere 3 in San Francisco, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Camera 3 in San Jose, the Loews Esquire Theater in Chicago, the Ritz 16 in Vorhees NJ and the Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia, on February 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Jungle Book 2

Logline: A boy raised in the wilderness by wild animals returns to the jungle after finding life in the real world to be intolerable

Featuring the voices of: John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, Tony Jay

Director: Steven Trenbirth

Writers: Carl Crocker and Karl Geurs, based on the books by Rudyard Kipling

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2600 plus locations release on February 14

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Lockdown

Logline: A young man, getting his life together by returning to college, finds himself and two of his friends wrongly accused of murder

Featuring: D’Aundre Bonds, Gabriel Casseus, Richard T. Jones, Master P

Director: John Luessenhop

Writer: Preston A. Whitemore II

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 playdates in Atlanta, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland,Columbia, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tallahassee and Washington DC, on February 14

MPAA Rating: R for brutal violence including sexual assaults, a strong scene of sexuality, pervasive language and graphic drug use

Running Time: 106 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ordinary Sinner

Logline: A love triangle plays out against the struggle to uproot the foundations of bigotry and violence in a small New England town

Featuring: Elizabeth Banks, Brendan P. Hines, A. Martinez

Director: John Henry Davis

Writers: William Mahone

Distributor: Jour De Fete

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to New York City’s Quad Cinemas on February 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding this day

Alias Betty: Opens at the Ritz in Philadelphia

Charly: Opens at the Edwards Simi Valley Plaza 10 in Simi Valley CA

City of God: Opens at Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

Interview With The Assassin: Opens in Indianapolis

Lost In La Mancha: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Kendall Square in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas and Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinema in Chicago, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Ritz in Philadelphia, the Crest in Sacramento, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, the Ritz in Voorhees NJ and the Loews Inner Circle in Washington DC

Love Liza: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

Morvern Callar: Opens at Landmark’s Metro Cinema 10 in Seattle

Quai des Orfèvres: Opens at Blumenfeld’s Castro Theatre in San Francisco

The Quiet American: Expands to 150 playdates

Russian Ark: Opens at Landmark’s Opera Plaza in San Francisco, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Rafael Film Center in Mill Valley CA and the Camera 3 in San Jose

Seven Samurai: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Talk To Her: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinema in New Orleans

The Way Home: Opens at the Maihwe in Great Barrington MA, the Princess Theatre in Edmonton, the Bijou Theatre in Eugene OR, the Pablo in Jacksonville FL and the Burns Court in Sarasota FL

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Amandla: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

Logline: Documentary that showcases the songs sung by South African protesters against Apartheid

Featuring: Abdullah Ibrahim, Sibongile Khumalo, Vusi Mahlasela, Miriam Makeba, Nelson Mandela, Hugh

MasekelaDirector: Lee Hirsch

Distributor: Artisan Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to New York City’s Film Forum on February 19

MPAA Rating: PG13 for some images of violence, and for momentary language

Running Time: 108 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Battle of Bering Strait

Logline: Documents seven Russian teenagers who came to America in 1999 to become country music

starsFeaturing: Abdullah Ibrahim, Sibongile Khumalo, Vusi Mahlasela, Miriam Makeba, Nelson Mandela, Hugh Masekela

Director: Nina Gilden Seavey

Distributor: Emerging Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Loews State and City Cinema’s Village East VII in New York City on February 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, February 21

Dark Blue

Logline: Two LAPD officers, one the rookie nephew of a high ranking official, the other a highly decorated but morally ambiguous sargeant, find more than they bargained for when they are assigned to assist an investigation of a robbery gone bad.

Featuring: Brendan Gleeson, Ving Rhames, Kurt Russell

Director: Ron Shelton

Writer: David Ayer, based on a story by James Ellroy

Distributor: United Artists/MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus locations release on February 21

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and brief sexuality

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Erotic Tales

Logline: An omnibus of three highly-charged short films, including one featuring a then-little known Mira Sorvino, the Oscar-nominated “The Dutch Master”

Featuring: Victor Argo, Bianca Koedam, Mira Sorvino

Directors: Amos Kollek, Susan Seidelman, Jos Stelling

Writers: Amos Kollek, Jonathan Brett and Susan Seidelman, Jos Stelling

Distributor:Unknown as of this writing

Release Pattern: Exclusive to New York City’s Quad Cinema on February 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Gods and Generals

Logline: Prequel to 1994’s “Gettysburg,” set before and during the early days of the Civil War, telling the stories of the battles of 1st Manassas (the Battle of Bull Run), Antietam, Fredericksburg, and

ChancellorsvilleFeaturing: Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Daniels, Robert Duvall, C. Thomas Howell, Mira

SorvinoDirector: Ron Maxwell

Writer: Ron Maxwell

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1400 plus locations release on February 21

MPAA Rating: PG13 for sustained battle sequences

Running Time: 216 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Lawless

Heart
Logline: Shocked by the death of a friend, three men decide to take their lives in hand. But under the influence of three beguiling women, how far will they go?

Featuring: Ellie Haddington, Tom Hollander, Bill Nighy, Sukie Smith

Directors: Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter

Writers: Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter

Distributor: First Look

Opening Week Release Pattern: Limited release on February 21

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality/nudity and language

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Life of David Gale

Logline: A leading professor and advocate against the death penalty finds himself accused of rape and murder, andsentenced to death row himself

Featuring: Laura Linney, Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet

Director: Alan Parker

Writer: Charles Randolph

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations release on February 21

MPAA Rating: R for violent images, nudity, language and sexuality

Running Time: 131 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Navigators

Logline: A group of railway maintenance men are confronted with the downsizing of the industry

Featuring: Tom Craig, Joe Duttine, Stee Huison

Director: Ken Loach

Writer: Rob Dawber

Distributor: First Look

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on Febraury 21

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Old School

Logline: Three guys in their thirties try to relive the glory days of college by creating an “unofficial fraternity” near a college campus

Featuring: Elisa Cuthbert, Andy Dick, Will Ferrell, Craig Kilborn, Vince Vaughan, Luke Wilson

Director: Todd Phillips

Writers: Scott Armstrong, Todd Phillips

Distributor: Dreamworks

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on February 21

MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexual content, nudity and language

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Open Hearts

Logline: When her fiance is hit and paralyzed by a car, a Copenhagen woman find new love in his married doctor

Featuring: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter, Paprika Steen

Director: Susanne Bier

Writers: Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen

Distributor: Newmarket

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Angelika Film Center in New York City Febraury 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Señorita Extraviada

Logline: Documents the story of the over 200 kidnapped, raped and murdered young women of Juárez, Mexico, since 1993. In English and Spanish with subtitles

Director: Lourdes Portillo

Distributor: Xochitl Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles on Febraury 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 74 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Till Human Voices Wake Us

Logline: A psychologist returns to his country hometown of Genoa for his father’s funeral, where he meets a young lady who reawakens a horrific moment from his past

Featuring: Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce

Director: Michael Petroni

Writer: Michael Petroni

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on Febraury 21

MPAA Rating: R for a scene of sexuality

Running Time: 88 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding this day

Alias Betty: Opens at the Union Theatre in Milwaukee

Charly: Opens at the Regal Westgate 5 in Beaverton OR, Regal Movies in Hillsboro OR, Regal Lloyd Mall 8 in Portlad OR, Regal South Hill Cinema 6 in Puyallup WA, Regal Bella Bottega 11 in Redmond WA, Regal Lancaster Quad in Salem OR, Regal East Valley 13 Cinema in Renton WA and Regal Cascade 16 in Vancouver WA

Divine Intervention: Opens at Landmark’s Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet: Opens at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco

Gerry: Opens at Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre in Los Angeles, the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY, Landmark’s Rialto Theatre in Pasadena and Edwards Univeristy 6 in Irvine CA

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

Interview With The Assassin: Opens in Houston, Milwaukee and Tallahasse

Intacto: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago

Lost In La Mancha: Opens at the Charles in Baltimore, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Tivoli in St. Louis

Love Liza: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Max: Opens at Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in San Diego

Morvern Callar: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin TX and the Visions Theatre in Washington DC

Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley

Russian Ark: Opens at Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis

The Way Home: Opens at the Flicks in Boise, the Chelsea in Chapel Hill NC, the Carolina in Durham NC, the Reel Art in Hartford CT, the Downtown in Knoxville TN, the Kentucky in Lexingon KY, the Westgate in Madison WI, the Studio on the Square in Memphis, the Green Hills in Nashville, the Movies Exchange in Portland ME, the New Art in Provincetown MA, the Colony in Raleigh NC, the DeVargas in Santa Fe and the Images in Williamstown MA

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Expanding this day

Lost In La Mancha: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak MI

Russian Ark: Opens at the Cinema Paradiso in Ft. Lauderdale FL

Friday, February 28, 2003

Cradle 2 The Grave

Logline: When his daughter is kidnapped and held in exchange for priceless diamonds, the leader of a crew of highly skilled urban thieves forges an unlikely alliance with a Taiwanese Intelligence officer to rescue

herFeaturing: Mark Dacascos, DMX, Jet Li

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Writers: Channing Gibson and John O’Brien, from a story by Reggie Rock Bythewood and John

O’BrienDistributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on February 28

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and some sexual content

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Foreign Sister

Logline: Naomi, a 50-year-old woman who has everything including a handsome husband and wonderful kids, finds her life collapsing under the mundane predictability of her everyday life. She loses herself in the circle of her work, household and children, but still finds herself trapped in a never-ending state of ennui. But Naomi’s world changes when she agrees to hire Negist, an EthiopianChristian illegal worker, to work as a maid.

Featuring: Askala Marcus, Zvi Salton, Tamar Yerushalmi

Director: Dan Wolman

Writer: Dan Wolman

Distributor: Self-distributed by the director

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to New York City’s Quad Cinema on February 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Poolhall Junkies

Logline: A former pool hustler tries to stop his younger brother from following in his footsteps

Featuring: Mars Callahan, Alison Eastwood, Chazz Palminteri, Rod Steiger, Christopher Walken

Director: Mars Callahan

Writers: Mars Callahan, Chris Corso

Distributor: IDP

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on Febraury 28

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Spider

Logline: A man who witnessed his father murder his mother as a young boy begins to re-experience his traumatic childhood

Featuring: Gabriel Byrne, Ralph Fiennes, Lynn Redgrave, Miranda Richardson

Director: David Cronenberg

Writers: David Cronenberg and Patrick McGrath, based on the novel by Patrick McGrath

Distributor: Sony Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on February 28

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, brief violence and language

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding this day

All The Real Girls: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Embassy Cinema in Boston, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Amandla: A Revolution In Four Part Harmony : Opens in Los Angeles and Chicago

Amen: Opens at the UA Galaxy 4 in San Francisco

Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary: Opens at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco

City of God: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Gerry: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Cooldige Center and Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Claridge Theatre in Montclair NY, the Ritz 5 Cinemas in Philadelphia, Landmark’s Embarcadeo Square and Lumiere theatres in San Francisco, the Visions Theatre in Washington DC and the Tinker Street Theatre in Woodstock NY

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theater in Bloomfield Hills MI, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Seven Gables in Seattle, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY and the Malverne Twin Cinema in Malverne NY

Interview With The Assassin: Opens in Keene, NH

Lost In La Mancha: Opens at Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis

Max: Opens at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis

Morvern Callar: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Open Hearts: Opens at Landmark’s Regent Showcase in Los Angeles

Quai des Orfèvres: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Russian Ark: Opens at the Brattle and Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Boston, the Lesser York Square in New Haven CT and the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Señorita Extraviada: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Till Human Voices Wake Us: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema in Washington DC

The Way Home: Opens at the Fine Arts in Asheville NC

Thank you to Jon Reeves for his assistance

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