The Early Report for March 31, 2003

The Early Report is a weekly digest concerning the upcoming four weeks of movie releases, including theatre specific information and links to official web sites when possible, and the most recent release date changes. The Early Report is updated throughout the week when the latest information becomes available.

April 25 will be one of the busiest weekends in recent memory, with 16 new titles opening across the US, from the John Cusack thriller “Identity” to the long-delayed Al Pacino drama “People I Know.”

Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Cet Amour-Là

Logline: Based on the true story of the affair between Marguerite Duras and a young man forty three years her junior. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Aymeric Demarigny, Jeanne Moreau

Director: Josée Dayan

Writers: Josée Dayan and Gilles Taurand , based on the novel by Yann Andréa

Distributor: New Yorker

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Fellini: I’m A Born Liar

Logline: Documentary about working with the film maestro. In English and in Italian with

subtitlesFeaturing: Roberto Benigni , Federico Fellini, Donald Sutherland, Terence Stamp

Director: Damian Pettigrew

Distributor: First Look

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on April 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

The Good Thief

Logline: A casino heist in Monaco might be the only chance for an American thief to make the one big score that will set him up for life

Featuring: Ralph Fiennes, Tcheky Karyo, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Nick Nolte

Director: Neil Jordan

Writer: Neil Jordan

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: Six screens in New York City and Los Angeles on April 2

MPAA Rating: R for language, sexuality, drug content and some violence

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, April 4, 2003

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Logline: The cult anime series comes to the big screen, as Spike, Jet, Faye and Ed try to stop a bio-terrorist fromkilling the entire world. Dubbed.

Featuring the voices of:: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Charles, Nicholas Guest, Wendee Lee, David

LucasDirector: Shinichirô Watanabe

Writers: Keiko Nobumoto, based on a story by Hajime Yatate

Distributor: IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 17 locations in major markets on April 4

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

DysFunkTional Family

Logline: A comedy concert movie with the popular African-American comic, mixed with scenes of his actual Kansas City family, including two unlces: one a porno director, the other a pimp

Featuring: Eddie Griffin

Directors: George Gallo, Eddie Griffin

Writer: Eddie Griffin

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: 650 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, language and drug-related humor

Running Time: 84 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Guys

Logline: After the tragedies on September 11th, a journalist agrees to help a NYFD captain write eulogies for eightof the men he lost in the collapse of the World Trade Cetner towers

Featuring: Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia

Director: Jim Simpson

Writers: Anne Nelson and Jim Simpson, based on the one act play by Anne Nelson

Distributor: Focus

Opening Week Release Pattern: 15 locations in major markets on April 4

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and brief language

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Hypnotic

Logline: A hypnotherapist with the ability to see flashes into the minds of others teams with a detective in pursuit of a serial killer

Featuring: Paddy Considine, Miranda Otto, Corin Redgrave, Goran Visnjic

Director: Nick Willing

Writers: William Brookfield and Nick Willing, based on the novel by Madison Smartt Bell

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Lansing MI on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Levity

Logline: Freed from prison nineteen after killing a teenager during a robbery, an ex-con seeks salvation in his life from the family of his victim

Featuring: Kirsten Dunst, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Billy Bob Thornton

Director: Ed Solomon

Writer: Ed Solomon

Distributor: Sony Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Four locations in New York City and Los Angeles on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

A Man Apart

Logline: After his wife is murdered, a US narcotics officer takes on a Tijuana-based drug cartel

Featuring: Vin Diesel, Jacqueline Obradors, Timothy Olyphant, Larenz Tate

Director: F. Gary Gray

Writers: Christian Gudegast, Paul Sheuring

Distributor: New Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence, language, drug content and sexuality

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Man Without A Past

Logline: A man is so badly beaten after his arrival arrives in Helsinki, he develops amnesia. Without any knowledge of his previous life, he begins living on the outskirts of the city as he attempts to put his former life back together

Featuring: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen

Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Writer: Aki Kaurismäki

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Two locations in New York City on April 4

MPAA Rating: PG13 for some violence

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Manna From Heaven

Logline: A neighborhood in Buffalo, NY is mysteriously showered with 20-dollar bills. Theresa, a young girl who everyone thinks is a saint, doesn’t have much trouble convincing her loose-knit “family” of relatives, friends, and two permanent house-guests that the money is a gift from heaven to split up. Years later, Theresa, who has become a nun, decides that it is time to pay the money back, so she calls the eccentric group back together to repay the “loan”

Featuring: Seymour Cassel, Shelley Duvall, Louise Fletcher, Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman, Wendie

MalickDirectors: Gabrielle Burton, Maria Burton

Writer: Gabrielle Burton

Distributor: Five Sisters

Opening Week Release Pattern: 29 locations in New York City and Los Angeles on April 2

MPAA Rating: PG for language and some sexual references

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Phone Booth

Logline: A slimy ad man finds himself trapped in a phone booth after being told by a caller – a serial killer with a sniper rifle – that he’ll be shot dead if he hangs up

Featuring: Colin Farrell, Katie Holmes, Radha Mitchell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker

Director: Joel Schumacher

Writer: Larry Cohen

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language and some violence

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

What A Girl Wants

Logline: A spirited young American girl travels to London in search of her long-lost father, an influentialaristocratic politician

Featuring: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Pryce

Director: Dennie Gordon

Writers: Elizabeth Chandler, Jenny Hicks

Distributor: Warners

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2600 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: PG for mild language

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding this day

Amandla – A Revolution In Four Part Harmony: Opens at the Rafael Film Center 3 in San Rafael CA

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens in 64 additional theatres

Divine Intervention: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit

Irreversible: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema in Washington DC

Lawless Heart: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Theatre in Berkeley; Landmark’s Kendall Square and Waltham Embassy Theatre in Boston and Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco

Shanghai Ghetto: Opens at the Real Arts Ways in Hartford and Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston

Spun: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Stevie: Opens in Los Angeles

Stone Reader: Opens at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento

Saturday, April 5, 2003

Waiting For Happiness

Logline: On his way to start a new life in Europe, a teenager visiting his mother in a small Northwest African nation finds himself a stranger in his own country when he is unable to speak the local dialect. In French and Mauritania with subtitles

Featuring: Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid, Khatra Ould Abder Kader, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Writer: Abderrahmane Sissako

Distributor: New Yorker

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Friday, April 11, 2003

Anger Management

Logline: Dave Kessler, a guy whose low self-esteem has set him on a career path that is less than stellar, gets sentenced to an anger management program after a misunderstanding erupts into criminal charges. Dave’s new anger “guru,” Buddy Rydell, an expert in the field, immediately takes over Dave’s life, dogging his every footstep and intruding in Dave’s every personal and professional situation. But whether Buddy has Dave’s best interests at heart, or whether he is a volatile nutjob who is trying to steal Dave’s girlfriend Linda, remains to be seen

Featuring: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei, Woody Harrelson

Director: Peter Segal

Writers: David Dorfman, Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on April 11

MPAA Rating: PG13 for crude sexual content and language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Better Luck Tomorrow

Logline: The lives of four Asian-American high school teens follow a downward spiral of excitement, excess, fun and lurking danger when they inadvertently start a “gang”

Featuring: Karin Anna Cheung , John Cho, Roger Fan, Sung Kang, Parry Shen, Jason Tobin

Director: Justin Lin

Writers: Ernesto Foronda, Justin Lin, Fabian Marquez

Distributor: Paramount/MTV Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 11

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language, drug use and sexuality

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ghosts of the Abyss

Logline: James Cameron returns to the site of the sunken Titanic, with a team of the world’s foremost historic and marine experts, to explore the wreckage more in-depth than any person has before

Featuring: James Cameron, Bill Paxton

Director: James Cameron

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 97 IMAX 3-D screens on April 11

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 61 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.44:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

House of 1000 Corpses

Logline: Two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics.

Featuring: Karen Black, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon, Bill Moseley

Director: Rob Zombie

Writer: Rob Zombie

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus locations release on April 11

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

XX/XY

LoglineThree friends begin a dangerous three-way relationship that spirals out of control, leading to dire consequences that haunt them ten years later

Featuring: Kathleen Robertson, Mark Ruffalo, Maya Stange

Director: Austin Chick

Writer: Austin Chick

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 11

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, language, and brief drug use

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Expanding This Day

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens in 79 additional theatres

The Good Thief: Opens in 11 additional locations

Nowhere In Africa: Opens at the Lefont Plaza Theatre in Atlanta; the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland; the Charles Theatre in Baltimore; Landmark’s Albany Twin Theatre in Berkeley; the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs and the Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose

Spun: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Bulletproof Monk

Logline: A streetwise young man inadvertently becomes the assistant to a mysterious monk in the protection of an ancient scroll that holds the key to unlimited power

Featuring: Sean William Scott, Chow Yun-Fat

Director: Paul Hunter

Writers: Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on April 16

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, language and some sexual content

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Chasing Papi

Logline: Three disparate women – a buttoned down lawyer from Chicago, a Miami cocktail waitress, and a wealthy, sheltered New Yorker – discover they have something in common: the irresistible lothario who has been three-timing

themFeaturing: DL Hughely, Roselyn Sanchez, Jaci Velasquez, Eduardo Verastegui, Sofia Vergara

Director: Linda Mendoza

Writers: Steven Antin, Alison Balian, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Laura Angélica Simón

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations release on April 16

MPAA Rating: PG for mild sensuality and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

A Mighty Wind

Logline: After the death of a legendary manager, several folk music group travel to New York City to be a part of a memorial concert at Carnegie Hall

Featuring: Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, , Michael McKean, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard

Director: Christopher Guest

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington DC on April 16

MPAA Rating: PG13 for sex related humor

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, April 18, 2003

Holes

Logline: A warden at a juvenile detention center has children dig large holes, claiming it builds character, but isreally looking for a legendary hidden treasure

Featuring: Patricia Arquette, Shia LaBeouf, Tim Blake Nelson, Jon Voight, Sigourney Weaver, Henry

WinklerDirector: Andrew Davis

Writer: Louis Sachar, based on his novel

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on April 18

MPAA Rating: PG for violence, mild language and some thematic elements

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Lilya

Logline: A poverty stricken Russian teen must live with her conniving aunt after her mother takes off for a new life in America with her boyfriend

Featuring: Lyubov Agapova, Oksana Akinshina, Elina Benenson, Artyom Bogucharsky, Pavel Ponomaryov

Director: Lukas Moodysson

Writer: Lukas Moodysson

Distributor: Newmarket Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 18

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, a rape scene, drug use and language

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Malibu’s Most Wanted

Logline: The rap star desires of a rich kid from Malibu begin to conflict with his father’s bid to become Governor. The father hires two actors to play homeboys, kidnap the son and show him what gangsta life is really

likeFeaturing: Anthony Anderson, Bo Derek, Taye Diggs, Jamie Kennedy, Ryan O’Neal

Director: John Whitesell

Writers: Fax Bahr, Jamie Kennedy, Adam Small and Nick Swardson

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on April 18

MPAA Rating: PG13 for sexual humor, language and violence

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Mondays In The Sun

Logline: A group of Spanish dockworkers find their shipyard is being closed to make room for a luxury apartment building. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Javier Bardem, Nieve de Medina, Luis Tosar

Director: Fernando Leon de Aranoa

Writers: Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Ignacio Del Moral

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Winged Migration

Logline: Oscar-nominated documentary following different flocks of migratory birds through their seasons of change

Directors: Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats, Jacques Perrin

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 18

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding This Day

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens in 58 additional theatres

The Good Thief: Opens in 11 additional locations

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

People I Know

Logline: A New York press agent must deal with his major client, who finds himself involved in a major scandal

Featuring: Kim Basinger, Tea Leoni, Al Pacino, Ryan O’Neal

Director: Daniel Algrant

Writer: John Robin Baitz

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 23

MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use and brief sexual images

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, April 25, 2003

Blue Car

Logline: A troubled young woman is encouraged by a teacher to enter a poetry contest

Featuring: Agnes Bruckner, Margaret Colin, Frances Fisher, David Strathairn

Director: Karen Moncrieff

Writer: Karen Moncrieff

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

City of Ghosts

Logline: Suspecting his partner has double crossed him, a con man heads to Southeast Asia when their scam falls apart

Featuring: James Caan, Gérard Depardieu, Matt Dillon, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård

Director: Matt Dillon

Writers: Matt Dillon, Barry Gifford

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Confidence

Logline: A grifter with gift for duplicity and a natural charm cooks up the con of a lifetime, all part of a plan to even the score for the murder of a buddy, pay back those he owes and get the hell out of the business

Featuring: Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman

Director: James Foley

Writer: Doug Jung

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1700 plus locations release on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Cremaster Cycle

Logline: An epic cycle of birth and sexual separation, told across five films made over an eight year

periodFeaturing: Ursula Andress, Matthew Barney, Norman Mailer, Richard Serra

Director: Matthew Barney

Writer: Matthew Barney

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Running Time: 90 minutes

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 398 minutes for all five films

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Mono, Stereo and Dolby Digital

A Decade Under The Influence

Logline: Shortly before his death last year, director Ted Demme completed this documentary about the 1970s American film revolution, interviewing dozens of the actors and filmmakers who shaped the last major film

renaissanceFeaturing: Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Bruce Dern, Francis Ford Coppola, Roger Corman, Milos Forman, William Friedken, Pam Grier, Dennis Hopper, Sydney Lumet, Albert Maysles, Paul Mazursky, Martin Scorsese, Robert Towne, Jon Voight

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Dirt

Logline: Two simple-hearted brothers search to find a replacement Mom when their mother passes

awayFeaturing: Michael Covert, Trace Fraim, Luke Perry, Jennifer Tilly, Patrick Warburton

Directors: Michael Covert, Trace Fraim

Writer: Michael Covert

Distributor: Mac Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday Night

Logline: A young woman moving to Paris finds herself struck in the middle of a massive traffic jam due to a transitstrike

Featuring: Valerie Lemercier, Vincent Lindon

Director: Claire Denis

Writers: Emmanuelle Bernheim, Claire Denis

Distributor: Wellspring

Running Time: 90 minutes

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

House of Fools

Logline: A satirical look at war as seen through the eyes of a beautiful young woman in a mental institution. The Russian entry into the 2003 Oscar race for Best Foreign Language film. In Russian with subtitles.

Featuring: Vladas Bagdonas, Sultan Islamov, Stanislav Varkki, Yuliya Vysotskaya and Bryan Adams as

himselfDirector: Andrei Konchalovsky

Writer: Andrei Konchalovsky

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language, some violence and nudity

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Identity

Logline: A group of strangers are forced to take refuge in a roadside motel due to a severe rainstorm, and discover they all have something in common, as something slowly begins to kill them off, one by one

Featuring: Jake Busey, John Cusack, Rebecca De Mornay, Clea DuVall, Ray Liotta, John C. McGinley, Alfred Molina, Amanda Peet

Director: James Mangold

Writers: Michael Cooney, James Mangold

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Interstate 60

Logline: After leaving his law practice to follow his dreams of being an artist, a young man finds himself travelling down an imaginary highway with a strange gentleman

Featuring: Chris Cooper, Christopher Lloyd, James Marsden, Gary Oldman

Director: Bob Gale

Writer: Bob Gale

Distributor: IDP Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select major markets on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual references

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

It Runs In The Family

Logline: A father tries to avoid the mistakes his father made raising him, while dealing with the ones he’s already passed on his own sons

Featuring: Rory Culkin, Cameron Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters

Director: Fred Schepisi

Writer: Jesse Wigutow

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations release on April 25

MPAA Rating: PG13 for drug content, sexual material and language

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Jersey Guy

Logline: A Garden State father, stuck in traditional suburban lifestyle, stumbles across a sophisticated New York lifestyle

Featuring: Arthur J. Nascarella, Steve Parlavecchio, Jill Wolfe

Director: Elia Zois

Writers: Christ Zois, Elia Zois

Distributor: Castle Hill

Running Time: 90 minutes

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for language, including some sexual dialogue

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Manic

Logline: After a series of violent, unprovoked outburst, a teenage boy finds himself committed to a mentalinstitution

Featuring: Michael Bacall, Don Cheadle, Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eldon Henson

Director: Jordan Melamed

Writers: Michael Bacall, Blayne Weaver

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 25

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, strong language and some drug use

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

The Dancer Upstairs

Logline: A policeman must find a legendary guerilla leader who is planning to overthrow the corrupt government

Featuring: Javier Bardem, Juan Diego Botto, Laura Morante

Director: John Malkovich

Writer: Nicholas Shakespeare based on his novel

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 30

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language

Running Time: 133 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

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