The Early Report for November 2, 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, plus the latest MPAA ratings and release date changes. The Early Report is updated throughout the week when the latest information becomes available.

The most recent release date additions and changes

After The Sunset (New Line): Scheduled to open November 12, 2004

The Alamo (Buena Vista): Now scheduled to open April 2004 TBD. Previously scheduled to open December 25, 2003

Anchorman (DreamWorks): Scheduled to open July 9, 2004

Anything But Love (IDP): Now scheduled to open November 14, 2003. Previously scheduled to open November 7, 2003

Bad Santa (Miramax): Now scheduled to open November 26, 2003. Previously scheduled to open November 26, 2003

Bang Rajan (Magnolia): Now scheduled to open April 2004. Previously scheduled to open 1st Quarter 2004 TBD

Bukowski: Born Into This (Magnolia): Now scheduled to open February 2004. Previously scheduled to open January 2004 TBD

Crimson Gold (Wellspring Media): Scheduled to open January 16, 2004 New York City, January 30, 2004 Los Angeles

Dirt (MAC Releasing): Now scheduled to open January 2004 TBD. Previously scheduled to open October 31, 2003

Distant (New Yorker)Director’s Cut January 9, 2004

Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut (Newmarket): Scheduled to open Summer 2004 TBD

Ella Enchanted (Miramax): Now scheduled to open April 9, 2004. Previously scheduled to open April 23, 2004

Father And Son (Wellspring Media): Scheduled to open June 2004 TBD

The Green Butchers (Newmarket): Scheduled to open April 2004 TBD

Japanese Story (IDP): Scheduled to open December 31, 2003

Klezmer On Fish Street (Castle Hill): Now scheduled to open February 20, 2004. Previously scheduled to open March 19, 2004

Last Life In The Universe (Palm Pictures): Scheduled to open Summer 2004 TBD

Laws Of Attraction (New Line): Now scheduled to open March 26, 2004. Previously scheduled to open April 16, 2004

Milk And Honey (Wellspring Media): Scheduled to open 2004 TBD

Monster (Newmarket): Scheduled to open December 24, 2003 in New York City, December 26, 2003 in Los Angeles and San Francisco

The Passion Of Christ (Newmarket): Scheduled to open February 25, 2004

Reconstruction (Palm Pictures): Scheduled to open May 28, 2004

Resident Evil 2 (Sony/Screen Gems): Scheduled to open September 24, 2004

S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (First Run Features): Scheduled to open May 19, 2004

Secret Things (First Run Features): Scheduled to open January 2, 2004 Los Angeles, January 9, 2004 New York City

Stander (Newmarket): Scheduled to open June 2004 TBD

Time Of The Wolf (Palm Pictures): Scheduled to open Summer 2004 TBD

Trilogy I: On The Run (Magnolia): Now scheduled to open January 2004 TBD. Previously scheduled to open December 5, 2003

Trilogy II: An Amazing Couple (Magnolia): Now scheduled to open February 2004. Previously scheduled to open December 12, 2003

Trilogy III; After The Life (Magnolia): Now scheduled to open February 2004. Previously scheduled to open December 19, 2003

The Triplets Of Belleville (Sony Classics): Now scheduled to open November 26, 2003. Previously scheduled to open November 21, 2003

Untitled Mask Sequel (New Line): Now scheduled to open October 15, 2004. Previously scheduled to open October 8, 2004

What Alice Found (Castle Hill): Scheduled to open December 5, 2003 New York City, December 19, 2003 Los Angeles and San Francisco

Win A Date With Tad Hamilton (DreamWorks): Scheduled to open March 19, 2004

The most recent MPAA ratings

American Crime (Mainline Releasing): R for violent images, language and sexual content

The Big Bounce (Warner Brothers): PG-13 for sexual content and nudity, violence and language

Facing Windows (Sony Classics): R for language and some sexuality

The Flower of Evil (Palm Pictures): R for brief language

Gett’n The Man’s Foot Outta Your Asssss! (Sony Classics): R for R for pervasive language and some strong sexuality/nudity

Ichii The Killer (Media Blasters): R for strong perverse violence/gore and sexuality, language and drug content

The Lion King 1 1/2 (Buena Vista): G

Mindhunters (Miramax): R for violence/grisly images and brief language

Party Monster (Strand): R for pervasive drug use, language and some violence

Paycheck (Paramount): PG-13 for intense action, violence and brief language

Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Matrix Revolutions

Logline: Neo has but twenty-four to discover the secrets of the Matrix, in order to stop the machines from invading Zion

Featuring: Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Hugo Weaving

Directors: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 7000 plus prints in 3500 locations on November 5

MPAA Rating: R for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content

Running Time: 129 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Logline: Documentary which captured first hand a threatened right wing coup in Venezuela in April 2002. In English and Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Kim Bartley, Donnacha O’Briain

Distributor: Vitagraph Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on November 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 74 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Mono

Friday, November 7, 2003

Billabong Odyssey

Logline: Documentary that follows the industry’s best big wave surfers as they travel the world searching for the largest waves that nature has to offer

Director: Philip Boston

Distributor: Arenaplex

Opening Week Release Pattern: 19 locations in California and Hawaii on November 7

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some nudity and language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Elf

Logline: Growing up at the North Pole after sneaking into Santa’s bag as a toddler, a man leaves the only home he has ever known to find his real life in New York City

Featuring: Ed Asner, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Will Farrell, Bob Newhart, Mary Steenbugen

Director: Jon Favreau

Writer: David Barenbaum

Distributor: New Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations release on November 7

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor and language

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Gloomy Sunday

Logline: In 1930s Budapest, a restaurant owner hires a piano player to entertain his customers. Both men fall in love with a waitress at the restaurent, who inspires the piano player to write his first original composition. In german with subtitles

Featuring: Ben Becker, Stefano Dionisi, Joachim Król, Erika Marozsán

Director: Rolf Schübel

Writers: Rolf Schübel and Ruth Toma, based on the novel by Nick Barkow

Distributor: Menemsha

Opening Week Release Pattern: Released at the Quad Cinema in New York, Laemmle’s Music Hall in Bevery Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center in Encino and Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, and in Boston and Washington D.C., on November 7
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Hidden in Plain Sight

Logline: Documents the American military’s controversial “training school” for Latin American soldiers and police forces at Fort Benning in Georgia

Director: John H. Smihula

Distributor: Seventh Art

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York, the Roxie Cinema in San Francisco and the Bell Auditorium in Minneapolis on November 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 71 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono

In My Skin

Logline: A French woman who seriously hurt her leg at a party, but is unable to feel the pain, falls into a self-destructive pattern of self-mutilation

Featuring: Laurent Lucas, Marina Van

Director: Marina Van

Writer: Marina Van

Distributor: Wellspring

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York and Los Angeles on November 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Just an American Boy

Logline: Concert film and documentary concerning country star Steve Earle and his song about the American Taliban member John Walker Lindh

Director: Amos Poe

Distributor: Cowboy Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on November 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Love Actually

Logline: Ten separate but intertwining stories of love in London

Featuring: Rowan Atkinson, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Emma

ThompsonDirector: Richard Curtis

Writer: Richard Curtis

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: 550 plus locations in major markets on November 7

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Love Forbidden

Logline: A young filmmaker in Rome becomes the object of affection of an obsessive tour guide

Featuring: Echo Danon, Rodolphe Marconi, Andrea Necci

Director: Rodolpho Marconi

Writer: Rodolpho Marconi

Distributor: Strand

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 7

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Martin and Orloff

Logline: The unsuccessful suicide attempt of a sad-sack is just the beginning of an absurdist downward spiral involving a mad psychiatrist whose therapies may yet be successful in bringing about the young man’s suicide

Featuring: David Cross, Tina Fey, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Poehler, Andy Richter, Ian Roberts, Matt

WalshDirector: Lawrence Blume

Writers: Ian Roberts, Katie Roberts, Matt Walsh

Distributor: Spit & Glue Distribution

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema in New York City on November 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding Today

Elephant: Expands into top twenty markets

Girlhood: Opens in Los Angeles

The Gospel of John: Opens in Atlanta and select locations in the Southeast and Midwest

Khachaturian: Opens at the Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles

Melvin Goes To Dinner: Opens at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence

Shattered Glass: Expands to 35 locations

Venus Boyz: Opens at the Laemmle Fairfax in Los Angeles

Wednesday, November 12, 2003
My Architect

Logline: The illegitimate son of Louis I, Kahn, considered by many to be the greatest architect of the second half of the twentieth century, documents the life of the father he never knew, in order to understand him better

Featuring: Frank O. Gehry, Philip Johnson, Nathaniel Kahn, I.M. Pei

Director: Nathaniel Kahn

Distributor: New Yorker Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, November 14, 2003
Anything But Love

Logline: A corporate lawyer is caught in a love triangle with an ambitious cabaret singer

Featuring: Cameron Bancroft, Eartha Kitt, Andrew McCarthy, Isabel Rose

Director: Robert Cary

Writers: Robert Cary, Isabel Rose

Distributor: IDP/Samuel Goldwyn

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in the Los Angeles metro area, Miami, New York, Philedelphia and San Diego on November 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language and innuendo

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Big Empty

Logline: A budding actor, months behind on his rent and very much in debt, accepts an unusual offer to deliver a package to the Death Valley town of Baker to get himself back in black

Featuring: Joey Lauren Adams, Sean Bean, Rachael Leigh Cook, Bud Cort, Jon Favreau, Kelsey Grammer, Daryl Hannah

Director: Steve Anderson

Writer: Steve Anderson

Distributor: Artisan

Opening Week Release Pattern: Limited release on November 14

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual dialogue

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

A House on a Hill

Logline: An elderly architect who has pretty much given up on life finds a new lease when a young couple wishes to purchase an uncompleted hillside house he began building decades ago.

Featuring: Philip Baker Hall, Shirley Knight, Laura San Giacomo

Director: Chuck Workman

Writers: Chuck Workman

Distributor: Unknown as of this writing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York exclusive on November 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Unknown as of this writing

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Looney Tunes Back in Action

Logline: A studio guard enlists the help of the Looney Tunes characters to find his father, an adventurer lost trying to find the mythical Blue Diamond

Featuring: Joan Cusack, Timothy Dalton, Jenna Elfman, Heather Locklear, Steve Martin

Director: Joe Dante

Writer: Larry Doyle

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on November 14

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language and innuendo

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
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Master and Commander the Far Side of the World

Logline: The captain of a ship pits his crew against a much better armed and ruthless privateer, in a chase that takes him all the way to the far side of the world

Featuring: Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, Russell Crowe

Director: Peter Weir

Writers: John Collee and Peter Weir, based on the novel by Patrick O’Brian

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on November 14

MPAA Rating: PG13 for intense battle sequences, related images and brief language

Running Time: 138 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital EX, DTS, SDDS

The Singing Forest

Logline: A young couple is killed during the Holocaust and reincarnated in the present day

Featuring: Jorge Ameer, Erik Morris, Shelley Price

Director: Jorge Ameer

Writer: Jorge Ameer

Distributor: Hollywood Independents

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on November 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Mono

Tupac Resurrection

Logline: Documentary about the late rap artist, featuring interviews, home movies, journal and poetry readings, and never-before-seen concert footage

Director: Lauren Lazin

Distributor: MTV Films/Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: 750 plus locations release on November 14

MPAA Rating: R for strong language and images of drugs, violence and sex

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today
Carnage: Opens in Los Angeles
The Gospel Of John: Adds thirty screens in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington DC
Love Actually: Expands to 1200+ locations
Melvin Goes To Dinner: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas
Red Betsy: Opens in Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland and Kansas City
Shattered Glass: Expands to select markets

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
The Missing

Logline: In 1886 New Mexico, a father returns home to try and salvage a relationship with the daughter he abandoned as a child. She refuses to allow him back into her life, until calling upon his help when her husband is killed and her daughter is kidnapped
Featuring: Cate Blanchett, Jenna Boyd, Tommy Lee Jones, Val Kilmer

Director: Ron Howard

Writer: Ken Kaufman, based on the novel “The Last Ride” by Thomas Eidson

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 19

MPAA Rating: R for violence

Running Time: 130 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Ticket to Jerusalem

Logline: A travelling Palestinian projectionist is asked to bring his show to some students in Jerusalem. In Arabic with English subtitles

Featuring: Gassan Abbas, George Ibrahim, Areen Omari

Director: Rashid Masharewi

Writers: Rashid Masharewi

Distributor: Unknown as of this writing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on November 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, November 21, 2003
American Storytellers

Logline: Four American Filmmakers talking about life and movies with a silent host

Featuring: John McNaughton, Kevin Mukherji, Harold Ramis, John Sayles, Forest Whitaker

Director: Kevin Mukherji

Distributor: Indican Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Released exclusively in Los Angeles and Austin on November 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Barbarian Invasions

Logline: A French-Canadian man dying of cancer tries to find peace in his final days, bringing together his ex-wife, estranged son, friends and former lovers. In English and French with English subtitles

Featuring: Dorothee Berryman, Marie-Josee Croze, Pierre Curzi, Remy Girard, Stéphane Rousseau

Director: Denys Arcand

Writer: Denys Arcand

Distributor: Miramax

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

MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual dialogue and drug content

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Blindness

Logline: A blind Asian-American woman who lives with her son and his wife finds her late husband accused of murder by an old family friend, who was sent to prison for murdering his father

Featuring: Joe Lando, Lisa Lu, Vivian Wu

Director: Anna Chi

Writers: Anna Chi, Jared Rappaport

Distributor: Pathfinder Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles exclusive on November 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Blue Gate Crossing

Logline: A Taiwanese high school romantic triangle, as two female friends find their friendship in question when one of the girls suspects she is in love with the other. In Mandarin with English subtitles

Featuring: Bo-Lin Chen, Joanna Chou, Lun-Mei Guey, Shu-Hui Liang

Director: Chin-Yen Yee

Writer: Chin-Yen Yee

Distributor: Strand Releasing

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Cat in the Hat

Logline: Dr. Seuss’s most famous book is brought to life, as a mischevious cat with a magical hat helps a young brother and sister pass a rainy day

Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning, Mike Myers, Kelly Preston

Director: Bo Welch

Writers: Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, based on the book by Dr. Seuss

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations release on November 21

MPAA Rating: PG for mild crude humor and some double-entendres

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Gothika

Logline: A psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum she worked at, with no memory of the incidents which leads her to be incarcerated

Featuring: Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz, Robert Downey. Jr.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz

Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on November 21

MPAA Rating: R for violence, brief language and nudity

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

El Leyton

Logline: A long missing fisherman reappears, leaving the lives of his family in chaos. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Francisca Arze, Gabriela Hernández, Ramón Llao, Siboney Lo

Director: Gonzalo Justiniano

Writers: Fernando Aragón, Gonzalo Justiniano

Distributor: Unknown as of this writing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York on November 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono

21 Grams

Logline: A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother and a born-again ex-con

Featuring: Benicio Del Toro, Clea DuVall, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Danny Huston, Sean Penn, Naomi Watts

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Writer: Guillermo Arriaga

Distributor: Focus Features

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

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

Running Time: 126 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today
Love Actually: Adds an additional 600 locations (1800+ runs total)
Melvin Goes To Dinner: Opens at the Silver Theatre in Silver Springs MD
Red Betsy: Opens in Des Moines, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Madison, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and St. Louis
Shattered Glass: Additional expansion into select markets

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Bad Santa

Logline: Two con men who work as a department store Santa and his elf use their seasonal gig to rob stores blind on Christmas Eve.

Featuring: Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Bernie Mac, John Ritter, Billy Bob Thornton

Director: Terry Zwigoff

Writers: John Requa & Glenn Ficarra, Arnie Marx and Terry Zwigoff

Distributor: Dimension

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 locations release on November 26

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

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

El Bonaerense

Logline: A satire of the rampant corruption of Argentina, through the story of a provincial locksmith who becomes a Buenos Aires cop and discovers that everyone is on the take.

Featuring: Mimi Ardu, Dario Levy, Jorge Román

Director: Pablo Trapero

Writers: Nicolas Gueilburt, Ricardo Ragendorfer, Dodi Shoeuer, Pablo Trapero, Daniel Valenzuela

Distributor: Menemsha Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: November 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Cooler

Logline: The unluckiest man in Las Vegas finds a job at a mob-run casino to slow down the actions of high rollers

Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Joey Fatone, William H. Macy

Director: Wayne Kramer

Writers: Frank Hannah, Wayne Kramer

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York and Los Angeles on November 26

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

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Haunted Mansion

Logline: A family visits a haunted mansion that turns out in the end to help them become a stronger, more loving family

Featuring: Don Knotts, Eddie Murphy, Wallace Shawn, Terence Stamp, Jennifer Tilly

Director: Rob Minkoff

Writer: David Berenbaum

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on November 26

MPAA Rating: PG for frightening images, thematic elements and language

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

In America

Logline: A family emigrates from Ireland to New York City in pursuit of a dream, using ingenuity and sheer strength of will to make the most of their new life

Featuring: Emma Bolger, Sarah Bolger, Paddy Considine, Djimon Hounsou, Samantha Morton

Director: Jim Sheridan

Writers: Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: Released in New York City and Los Angeles on November 26

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality, drug references, brief violence and language

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Timeline

Logline: A team of student archaeologists find themselves in 14th century feudal France while on a dig at a medieval site

Featuring: Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, Anna Friel, David Thewlis, Frances O’Connor, Paul Walker

Director: Richard Donner

Writer: George Nolfi, based on the novel by Michael Crichton

Distributor: Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 locations release on November 26

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense battle sequence and brief language

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Triplets Of Belleville

Logline: Animated feature in which a grandmother seeks out the renowned Triplets of Belleville to help rescue her kidnapped grandson. In French with subtitles

Featuring the voices of: Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas

Director: Sylvain Chomet

Writer: Sylvain Chomet

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 26

MPAA Rating: PG13 for images involving sensuality, violence and crude humor

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Expanding today

The Missing: Opens in 2000+ locations

Friday, November 28, 2003

Independent Spirits: The Faith and John Hubley Story

Logline: Documentary about the husband and wife Disney animation team who helped bridge the older, naturalistic animation style of the early days of the studio to the modernistic styles of the 1950’s

Director: Sybil DelGaudio

Distributor: Unknown as of this writing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Released at the Quad in New York on November 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 76 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono

The Legend of Leigh Bowery

Logline: Documents the entertaining, uncensored, and multifaceted portrait of Leigh Bowery, costume/clothing designer, nightclub impresario, performer and musician, and of the times in which he lived

Featuring: Leigh Bowery, Boy George, Damien Hirst

Director: Charles Atlas

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York on November 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 60 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono

My Flesh and Blood

Logline: Documents the struggles of a California woman who has adopted ten special needs children, while she battles with her own emotionally disturbed teenage son

Director: Jonathan Karsh

Distributor: Strand/HBO Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono

Valley of Tears

Logline: Documents the lives of Mexican-American migrant farm workers in Raymondville, Texas, and the terrible conditions they had to endure

Director: Hart Perry

Distributor: Seventh Art Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theater in New York on November 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 16mm (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono

Expanding today

21 Grams: Expands into top ten markets

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