The Early Report for October 9, 2005: Part One

This first section of The Early Report will give detailed coverage of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming four weeks, including screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s Early Report covers the 58 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday October 12 and Friday November 4.


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque

Logline: Documents the life of the founder of Paris’s Cinematheque Francais, including his efforts to save thousands of films from the Nazi regime. In French with English subtitles

Director: Jacques Richard

Distributor: Leisure Time Features

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound
Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Dark Hours

Logline: A psychiatrist joins her husband and sister for a weekend at a winter cottage when an unexpected guest arrives, one convinced the doctor conducted unethical experiments on him while he was in her care

Featuring: Gordon Currie, Aidan Devine, Iris Graham, Kate Greenhouse, Dov Tiefenbach

Director: Paul Fox

Writer: Wil Zmak

Distributor: Fabrication Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Friday, October 14, 2005

Domino

Logline: The daughter of a famous movie actor quits her career as a model and becomes a bounty hunter

Featuring:
Jacqueline Bisset, Dabney Coleman, Keira Knightley, Delroy Lindo, Lucy Liu, Mickey Rourke, Mena Suvari, Christopher Walken

Director: Tony Scott

Writers: Richard Kelly, story by Kelly and Steve Barancik

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on October 14

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual content/nudity and drug use

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Don’t Tell

Logline: A young aspiring restaurateur living in Los Angeles is forced to revisit her complex and troubling past when her abusive father dies unexpectedly on the family farm back in her small Midwestern hometown

Featuring: Matthew Christopher, Alison Eastwood, Colby French, Bonnie Root, Gary Warden, James Wlcek

Director: Isaac H. Eaton

Writers: Julie Keohnen

Distributor: Raising the Dead Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino and the Quad Cinema in New York City on October 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Elizabethtown

Logline: An unexpected romance blooms between a young woman and man during an outrageous memorial for his Southern patriarch father

Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Jessica Biel, Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Judy Greer, Bruce McGill, Susan Sarandon

Director: Cameron Crowe

Writer: Cameron Crowe

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2550 plus locations release on October 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some sexual references

Running Time: 123 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Fog

Logline: A hundred years after a ship full of lepers perished off the coast of an isolated California town, the ghosts of the dead return to exact revenge on the descendents of the townsfolk who refused to let them dock during a bad storm

Featuring:

Director: Rupert Wainwright

Writer: Cooper Layne, based on the 1980 movie written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and brief sexuality

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Innocent Voices

Logline: In mid-1980s El Salvador, in the midst of the country’s civil war, a young boy must decide between enlisting in the army or join up with guerrillas. In Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Gustavo Munoz, Carlos Padilla, Xuna Primus, Leonor Varela, Jose Maria Yazpik

Director: Luis Mandoki

Writers: Luis Mandoki and Oscar Orlando Torres, based on a story by Torres

Distributor: BB Entertainment/Slowhand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Commerce Cinemas in City of Commerce CA, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine, the Art Theatre in Long Beach CA, the Manhattan Village 6 in Manhattan Beach, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 in Orange CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle, the Sherman Oaks 5 in Sherman Oaks CA, the South Gate 20 in South Gate CA, the Plant 16 in Van Nuys, the Downtown 10 in Ventura, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles and in Dallas, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia and San Diego (60 locations total) on October 14

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violence and some language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Last Day

Logline: A man’s return home is offset by his unrequited love for another man. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Nicole Garcia, Melanie Laurent, Alysson Paradis, Bruno Todeschini, Gaspard Ulliel

Director: Rodolphe Marconi

Writer: Rodolphe Marconi

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on October 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Loggerheads

Logline: A drifter arrives in a small Southern coastal town to watch over the endangered loggerhead turtles that nest there, as one woman returns to her hometown to search for the son she gave up for adoption long ago, while the wife of the local preacher must decide whether to break with both her husband and the church to do right by her son

Featuring: Tess Harper, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Kelly, Michael Learned, Kip Pardue

Director: Tim Kirkman

Writer: Tim Kirkman

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the the Chelsea Cinemas 9 in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on October 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Nine Lives

Logline: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life

Featuring: Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Glenn Close, Dakota Fanning, William Fichtner, Holly Hunter, Jason Isaacs, Joe Mantegna, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Aidan Quinn, Sissy Spacek, Robin Wright Penn

Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Writer: Rodrigo Garcia

Distributor: Magnolia Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Angelika Film Center and the Paris Theatre in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles on October 14

MPAA Rating: R for language, brief sexual content and some disturbing images

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The President’s Last Bang

Logline: Self-loathing functionaries, good-time girls, cynical Korean CIA agents and womanizing politicans lead to the assassination of South Korean dictarorial President Gen. Park Chung-hee. In Korean with English subtitles

Featuring: Song Jae-ho, Jo Sang-geon, Han Suk-kyu, Jeong Won-jung, Baek Yun-shik

Director: Im Sang-soo

Writers: Im Sang-soo

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village Theatre and the ImaginAsian Theatre in New York City on October 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Where the Truth Lies

Logline: A reporter investigates an incident fifteen years earlier which caused a famous comedy team to split apart

Featuring: Kevin Bacon, Rachel Blanchard, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman

Director: Atom Egoyan

Writer: Atom Egoyan, from the novel by Rupert Holmes

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine, the Chelsea 9 Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre in Santa Monica and the Sherman Oaks 5 in Sherman Oaks on October 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

The Aristocrats: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Portsmouth NM

The Baxter: Opens at the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA, the Movies in Clovis CA and the Riverside Cinemas in Reno

Capote: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and at additional locations

Cote d’Azur: Opens at the Gateway Cinema 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Image Out Theatre in Rocheser NY, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and the South Beach Cinemas in South Beach FL

El Crimen Perfecto: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Dorian Blues: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Down and Derby: Opens at the Allentown 16 in Allentown PA, the Moonlite Drive-in in Brookville PA, the Royal Theaters in Front Royal PA, the Grande Theaters in La Grande OR, the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio, the Spokane Valley 12 in Spokane, the Westridge 8 in Topeka and the Century Park Cinemas in Tucson

Elevator to the Gallows: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Everything is Illuminated: Opens in Austin, Charlottesville VA, Columbus OH, Des Moines, Harrisburg PA, Honolulu, Indianpolis, Las Vegas, Louisville, Norfolk VA, Omaha, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Portland OR, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Santa Barbara, St. Louis, Springfield MA, Syracuse, Tampa Bay, Tucson and Wilkes Barre PA

Face: Opens at the Galaxy 6 in Cary NC

Finding Home: Opens in Los Angeles

Forty Shades of Blue: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the Camera Cinemas in San Jose

Garcon Stupide: Opens at the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale and the South Beach 18 in Miami

The Goebbels Experiment: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Good Night, and Good Luck: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Twin in Albany CA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Guild Theatre in Menlo Park, Landmark’s Piedmont Theatre in Oakland, Landmark’s Guild 45th Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and at additional locations

Hellbent: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambrdige MA, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver and the Tivoli Manor Square Theater in Kansas City

Innocent Voices: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Kamikaze Girls: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Keep Your Distance: Opens at the Studio Movie Grill Cinemas in Dallas

MirrorMask: Opens at the Charles Theater in Baltimore, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Fox tower 10 in Portland OR, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY and the Nickelodeon Theaters in Santa Cruz CA

Never Been Thawed: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Occupation: Dreamland: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle and in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond VA, San Diego, Toronto, and Washington DC

Saint Ralph: Opens at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Screen Door Jesus: Opens at Arbor Cinemas in Austin and the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio

Seperate Lies: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle and in additional markets

Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela: Opens at the Oaks Theatre in Berkeley

Side Effects: Opens at the Oakdale Cinemas in Minneapolis

The Squid and the Whale: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Three Dancing Slaves: Opens in San Diego

Tony Takatani: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theater in Austin, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Touch the Sound: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Music Box Theater in Chicago and Landmark’s Varsity Theater in Seattle

The Untold Story of Emmit Louis Till: Opens at the Magic Johnson 12, Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas and the Stonecrest Cinemas in Atlanta, the Country Club Hills Cinemas and the Piper’s Alley Cinemas in Chicago, the Magic Johnson Cinemas in Harlem, the Magic Johnson Cinemas in Largo MD, the Jersey Gardens Cinemas in Newark, the Studio on the Square Cinemas in Memphis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington D.C.

The War Within: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Aquarias Theatre in Palo Alto, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family

Logline: Documentary about the strange living arrangement between two bisexual man and a woman

Director: Susan Kaplan

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on October 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Ushpizin

Logline: An Orthodox Jewish couple’s faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday. In Hebrew with English subtitles

Featuring: Avraham Abutboul, Ilan Ganani, Shaul Mizrahi, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand, Shuli Rand

Director: Giddi Dar

Writers: Shuli Rand

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles on October 19

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Room for Tourists

Logline: When five city girls miss their train connection, they are forced to spend the night in San Ramon, a small town west of Buenos Aires, where they get to know the dark side of local hospitality. In Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Jimena Coria, Mariela Mujica, Elena Siritto, Brenda Vera, Victoria Witemburg

Director: Adrian Garcia Bogliano

Writers: Adrian Garcia Bogliano and Ramiro Garcia Bogliano

Distributor: Cinema Tropical

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on October 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Zombie Honeymoon: Opens at the Red Vic Movie House in San Francisco

Friday, October 21, 2005

After Innocence

Logline: Documents wrongfully convicted men, freed by DNA evidence after decades in prison, as they struggle to transition back into society

Director: Jessica Sanders

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on October 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death

Logline: Documents how King Leopold II of Belgium acquired Congo as a colony and exploited it by reign of terror. In English and in French and Flemish with English subtitles

Director: Peter Bate

Distributor: ArtMattan Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on October 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Doom

Logline: Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars, and it is up to the Rapid Response Tactical Squadhardened Marines, armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize any enemy, to find out what happened

Featuring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Karl Urban

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Writers: David Callaham and Wesley Strick, story by David Callaham, based on the id Software videogame “Doom 3”

Distributor: Universal Studios

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

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence/gore and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

Logline: For the love of his daughter, a man sacrifices almost everything to save the life of an injured racehorse and bring the promising filly back to her former glory

Featuring: Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson, David Morse, Kurt Russell, Elisabeth Shue

Director: John Gatins

Writer: John Gatins

Distributor: Dreamworks SKG

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

MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Emmanuel’s Gift

Logline: Documents the life of one of Ghana’s estimated two million citizens, nearly ten percent of the population, who is disabled

Narrator: Oprah Winfrey

Directors: Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern

Distributor: First Look Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Village East Cinemas in New York City and the Galaxy 4 in San Francisco on October 21

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Kids in America

Logline: A diverse group of students, tired of being treated as second class citizens by their teachers and principal, band together and change their world by empowering themselves and their community to protect freedoms of expression and speech

Featuring: Adam Arkin, Rosanna Arquette, Julie Bowen, Nicole Richie, Gregory Smith, George Wendt

Director: Josh Stolberg

Writers: Andrew Shaifer and Josh Stolberg

Distributor: Slowhand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 600 plus locations release on October 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, mature thematic elements and language

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Logline: A New York City actor is mistaken for an investigator while trying to get a gig in Hollywood, and starts playing the part when he starts discovering a series of female corpses

Featuring: Corbin Bernsen, Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monoghan

Director: Shane Black

Writer: Shane Black

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City and other select markets on October 21

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

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Living ‘Til the End

Logline: Told by a psychic of his imminent death on his next birthday, Jack lives out the year, as a hopeless agoraphobic, until he meets a young woman who slowly coaxes him out of his self imposed bondage

Featuring: Janet Carroll, Sean Maher, Jaime Ray Newman, Stephen Tobolowsky

Director: Amanda Goodwin

Writer: Amanda Goodwin

Distributor: Buzz Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills on October 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Naked in Ashes

Logline: Documents the life of a fourteen year old Himilayan boy who studies with his teacher in probing the deepest mysteries of life

Directors: William Haugse and Lisa Leeman

Distributor: Paradise Filmworks

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

National Lampoon’s Barely Legal

Logline: Three high school students in Cleveland attempt to make a porno

Featuring: Tom Arnold, Tony Denman, Daniel Farber, Cameron Richardson, Amy Smart, Erik von Detten

Director: David M. Evans

Writers: David H. Steinberg

Distributor: MGM/UA/Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Columbus OH, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Phoenix on October 21

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drinking, involving teens

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

North Country

Logline: A single mom rallies her female coworkers to rise above unfair treatment they face at a local mining company

Featuring: Sean Bean, Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, Charlize Theron

Director: Niki Caro

Writer: Michael Seitzman, based on the book “Class Action: The Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harrassment Law” by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler

Distributor: Warner Brothers

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

MPAA Rating: R for sequences involving sexual harassment including violence and dialogue, and for language

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Optimists

Logline: Documents the stories of those who rescued 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust. In English and in Bulgarian and Hebrew with English subtitles

Director: Jacky Comforty

Distributor: Castle Hill Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on October 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 83 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Protocols of Zion

Logline: A filmmaker sets out to understand why The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a century-old forgery that some people claimed to be the Jews’ master plan to rule the world, has been revived, and to challenge one of the most persistent, insidious conspiracy theories of all time

Director: Mark Levin

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino and the Angelika Film Center in New York City on October 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Roost

Logline: Following a near-death car accident, four friends on their way to a Halloween wedding venture to a secluded farm for help, unaware of an ancient evil waiting for them with ghastly plans in store

Featuring: Vanessa Horneff, Wil Horneff, Karl Jacob, Tom Noonan, Sean Reid

Director: Ti West

Writer: Ti West

Distributor: Vitagraph Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles and the Village East Cinemas in New York City on October 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 mintues

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Shopgirl

Logline: The life of a young salesgirl changes when she is pursued by a poor would-be rock star and a rich older gentleman

Featuring: Frances Conroy, Claire Danes, Steve Martin, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Director: Anand Tucker

Writer: Steve Martin, based on his novel

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 10 locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Toronto on October 21

MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content and brief language

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Stay

Logline: A psychologist’s suicidal client makes bizarre predictions that, to the psychologist’s mounting terror, begin to come true

Featuring: Janeane Garofalo, Ryan Gosling, Bob Hoskins, Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts

Director: Marc Forster

Writers: David Benoiff

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations release on October 21

MPAA Rating: R for language and some disturbing images

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Wasabi Tuna

Logline: A group of friends who take Halloween way too seriously kidnap Anna Nicole Smith’s beloved pet Sugar-Pie, and it’s up to a bunch of drag queens dressed as Anna to bring Sugar-Pie back

Featuring: Alexis Arquette, Jason London, Tim Meadows, Antonio Sabato Jr., Anna Nicole Smith, Alanna Ubach

Director: Lee Friedlander

Writers: Celia Fox

Distributor: Celia Fox Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco on May 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Work And The Glory: American Zion

Logline: In November 1833, Joseph Smith, a young man with a divine vision, leads a group of peaceful Missouri residents against the aggression of an anti-hero with a vulnerable past

Featuring: Andrew Bowen, Michael Bowen, Alexander Carroll, Sam Hennings, Eric Johnson, Jonathan Scarfe, Brenda Strong

Director: Sterling Van Wagenen

Writer: Matt Whitaker, based on the novel “Like A Fire is Burning” by Gerald N. Lund

Distributor: Vineyard Distribution

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Rio 24 in Albuquerque, the Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 in Aliso Viejo CA, the Stadium 21 in Boise, the Gateway 8 in Bountiful UT, the Cedar City 8 and the Fiddler’s 6 Theatre in in Cedar City UT, the Chandler Fashion Center 20 in Chandler AZ, the Stonecrest at Piper Glen Stadium 22 in Charlotte NC, the Cinemark 17 in Dallas, the Plaza Twin Theatres in Delta UT, the Meadows 12 in Denver, the Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 in Dublin CA, the Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 in El Cajon CA, the Crystal 5 in Eklo NV, the Foothill Towne Center 22 in Foothill Ranch CA, the Fresno Stadium 22 in Fresno CA, the Westchase Cinemas in Houston, the Grand Teton Stadium 14 in Idaho Falls ID, the Spectrum 21 in Irvine CA, the Orleans 18 and the Sam’s Town 18 in Las Vegas, the Vista Ridge 12 in Lewisville TX, the Tinseltown 19 in Louisville KY, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Virgin River Cinemas in Mesquite UT, the Missoula 10 in Missoula MT, the Fairchild 8 in Moses Lake WA, the Nampa Stadium 14 in Nampa ID, the North Pointe 4 in North Ogden UT, the Scera Cinemas in Orem UT, the Stadium Cinema 6 in Payson UT, the Arrowhead Fountains 18 in Peoria AZ, the Walker 8 in Perry UT, the Tinseltown 20 in Pflugerville TX, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Eastport Plaza 16 in Portland OR, the Park Lane 16 in Reno, the Natomas Marketplace Stadium 16 in Sacramento, the Gateway Megaplex 12, the Holladay 6 and the Salt Lake 16 in Salt Lake City, the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio, the Horton Plaza 14 and the Mira Mesa Stadium 18 in San Diego, the San Marcos Stadium 18 in San Marcos CA, the Spokane Valley Stadium 12 in Spokane, the Campbell 16 in Springfield MO, the Main Street 6 in St. George UT, the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe, the Cinema 6 in Tooele UT, the Tulsa 17 in Tulsa OK, the Odyssey 6 in Twin Falls ID and the Yakima Cinema in Yakima WA (53 locations total) on October 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

The Aristocrats: Opens at the the Chateau 14 in Rochester NY

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Capote: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Egyptian Theater in Seattle, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in additional markets

Cote d’Azur: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, the Tivoli Manor Square Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas and the South Beach Cinemas in Miami Beach

Down and Derby: Opens at the Quaker Crossing 18 in Buffalo, the Mira Mesa Stadium 18 in San Diego and the Stadium 18 in San Marcos CA

Elevator to the Gallows: Opens at the Belcourt Cinemas in Nashville

Everything is Illuminated: Opens in Albuquerque, Bangor ME, Boise, Champaign IL, Charleston SC, Dayton, Denver, Eugene OR, Ft. Myers, Gainesville, Greensboro, Jacksonville, Lexington KY, Madison WI, Memphis, Nashville, Portland ME, Raleigh NC, Reno, Richmond VA, Rochester NY, San Antonio, Tallahassee, Wichita and Yuma

Forty Shades of Blue: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle

The Future of Food: Opens at Landmark’s Crossroad Cinemas in Boulder, the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge MA, the Facets Cinema in Chicago and Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Garcon Stupide: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Good Night, and Good Luck: Expands to 200+ locations

The Future of Food: Opens at Landmark’s Crossroads Cinemas in Boudler, the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge MA, the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago and Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Garcon Stupide: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Hellbent: Opens at the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Innocent Voices: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Kamikaze Girls: Opens at the Cinema du Parc in Montreal

Keane: Opens at the Wexner Center in Columbus OH and the Starz Film Center in Denver

Loggerheads: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Varsity Cinemas in Chapel Hill NC, Landmark’s Century Center Cinemas in Chicago, the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, the Rialto Theatre in Raleigh NC and Landmark’s Lumiere Cinemas in San Francisco

Machuca: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

MirrorMask: Opens at the Chelsea Cinema in Chapel Hill NC, the Carolina Theater in Durham NC, the Modern Museum of Art Theatre in Fort Worth, the Enzian Theater in Maitland FL, the Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia, the Colony Twin in Raleigh NC, the Centerpoint 11 in Tempe, the Catalina Theatre in Tucson and the Ritz 16 Movies in Voorhes NJ

Reel Paradise: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas

Second Best: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles

Seperate Lies: Opens at Landmark’s Crossroad Cinemas in Boulder, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis and in additional markets

Shoujyo: The Adolescent: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance: Opens at the Carolina Theatre in Durham

Tony Takatani: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Where the Truth Lies: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Cobble Hill 5 in Brooklyn, the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY, the Rancho Niguel Cinemas in Laguna Niguel CA, the Malverne 5 in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Triplex in Manhasset NY, the Cine Arts Theatre in Marin, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Stadium 25 in Orange CA, the Camelot Cinemas and the River 15 in Palm Springs, the Pleasant Hill 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Kew Gardens 5 in Queens, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas and the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco, the Santana Row Cinemas in San Jose, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz, the Downtown 10 in Ventura and the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY (20 additional locations)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Ballet Russes

Logline: Documents the revolutionary early twentieth-century Russian dance troupe

Directors: Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on October 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

MirrorMask: Opens at the CineStudio Theatre in Hartford

Friday, October 28, 2005

America Brown

Logline: A young man leaves his small West Texas home in search of himself

Featuring: Karen Black, Hill Harper, Ryan Kwanten, Natasha Lyonne, Michael Rapaport

Director: Paul Black

Writer: Paul Black

Distributor: America Brown LLC

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles on October 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Legend of Zorro

Logline: After fighting to help California become the 31st state of the Union, Zorro has great difficulty living up to the promise he made his wife and giving up his secret identity

Featuring: Antonio Banderes, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Director: Martin Campbell

Writers: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, from a story by Orci & Kurtzman and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, based on the character created by Johnston McCully

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations release on October 28

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of violence/peril and action, language and a couple of suggestive moments

Running Time: 128 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

New York Doll

Logline: Documents the life of New York Dolls bassist Arthur “Killer” Kane

Director: Greg Whiteley

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica on October 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content

Running Time: 77 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Paradise Now

Logline: Follows two Palestinian childhood friends who have been recruited as suicide bombers and selected for a strike on Tel Aviv; the plot focuses on their last day together.

Featuring: Lubna Azabal, Amer Hlehel, Kais Nashef, Ali Suliman

Director: Hany Abu-Assad

Writers: Hany Abu-Assad, Bero Beyer and Pierre Hodgson

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Los Angeles on October 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Passenger

Logline: A television reporter on location in North Africa has an identity crisis and steals the identity of the dead man in the next hotel room

Featuring: Steven Berkoff, Ian Hendry, Jack Nicholson, Jenny Runacre, Maria Schneider

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Mark Peploe and Peter Wollen, from a story by Peploe

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief language and a sexual reference

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Panascope (2.00:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Prime

Logline: A successful woman in her late thirties falls in love with her therapist’s son, who is over ten years her junior

Featuring: Jon Abrahams, Bryan Greenberg, Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, David Younger

Director: Ben Younger

Writer: Ben Younger

Distributor: Universal Studios

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, and for language

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Saw 2

Logline: After capturing a sadistic killer, a police detective discovers he has just become another player in the killer’s latest life-or-death struggle

Featuring: Tobin Bell, Eric Knudsen, Dina Meyer, Glenn Plummer, Shawnee Smith, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Donnie Wahlberg

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Writers: Darren Lynn Bousman and Leigh Whannel, based on characters created by Whannel and James Wan

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on October 28

MPAA Rating: R for grisly violence and gore, terror, language and drug content

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Three… Extremes

Logline: Three tales of terror from three top Asian filmmakers. In Cantonese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin with English subtitles

Featuring: Byung-hun Lee, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Bai Ling

Directors: Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-Wook Park

Writers: Haruko Fukushima, Lilian Lee, Chan-Wook Park

Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, the Quad Cinemas in New York City and in Los Angeles on October 28

MPAA Rating: R for strong disturbing violent content, some involving abortion and torture, and for sexuality and language

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Weather Man

Logline: A popular Chicago weatherman finds his life falling apart just as he gets his shot at the big time when a national morning television show calls him for an audition

Featuring: Gil Bellows, Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Michael Rispoli

Director: Gore Verbinski

Writer: Steve Conrad

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on October 28

MPAA Rating: R for strong language and sexual content

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Aristocrats: Opens at the Smith Opera House Theatre in Geneva NY

Before the Fall: Opens iat Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and the University Town Center 6 in Irvine

Capote: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee

Everything is Illuminated: Opens in Baton Rogue, Birmingham and Little Rock

Forty Shades of Blue: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

G: Expands into additional markets

God’s Sandbox: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago

Hellbent: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and the Galaxy Cinemas in Cary NC

Kamikaze Girls: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Little Manhattan: Opens in 1000 plus locations

Loggerheads: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

MirrorMask: Opens at the Shadowood Square Cinemas in Boca Raton, the Mariemont Theatre in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Southbeach 18 in Miami, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento and the Hollywood 20 in Sarasota FL

Nine Lives: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Proud: Opens at the Magic Johnson Theatere in Atlanta, the Magic Johnson Theatere in Cleveland and the Magic Johnson Theatere in Houston

Shopgirl: Opens in Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver and Washington D.C.

The Squid and the Whale: Expands into additonal markets

Steal Me: Opens at The Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

Three Dancing Slaves: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Fleur Theatre in Des Moines

Wasabi Tuna: Opens at the Park Place Cinemas in Irvine, the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles and the Galaxy 4 in San Francisco

Where the Truth Lies: Opens at Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Shadowoods 18 in Boca Raton, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Delray 18 in Delray Beach FL, the Cine Arts Theatre in Evanston IL, the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Angelika Film Center and Landmark’s Greenway Cinemas in Houston, the Art Theatre in Long Beach CA, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Ritz 5 Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre and the Uptown Cinemas in Seattle, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and the Dupont Circle Cinemas in Washington DC (24 additional locations)

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Garam Masala

Logline: A pair of fashion photographers find themselves in an unusual circumstance with a trio of comely stewardesses

Featuring: John Abraham, Daisy, Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Riimi Sen,

Director: Priyadarshan

Writers: Priyadarshan and Neeraj Vora

Distributor: Venus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on November 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 150 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Shaadi No 1

Logline: Three women do whatever they can to keep their husbands from straying. In Hindi with English subtitles

Featuring: Sanjay Dutt, Sharman Joshi, Fardeen Khan, Zayed Khan, Ayesha Takia

Director: David Dhawan

Writers: David Dhawan

Distributor: Eros Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on November 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 150 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, November 4, 2005

Chicken Little

Logline: A young chicken is determined to restore his good name after he causes a widespread panic when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky

Featuring the voices of: Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Don Knotts, Garry Marshall, Catherine O’Hara, Wallace Shawn, Harry Shearer, Patrick Stewart, Patrick Warburton, Adam West, Fred Willard, Steve Zahn

Director: Mark Dindal

Writers: Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations release on November 4

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 77 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Christmas In The Clouds

Logline: A case of mistaken identity and romance set during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation

Featuring: MariAna Tosca, Sheila Tousey, Timothy Vahle, Sam Vlahos, M. Emmet Walsh

Director: Kate Montgomery

Writer: Kate Montgomery

Distributor: Slowhand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles exclusive on November 4

MPAA Rating: PG for mild sexual content and some language

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Dying Gaul

Logline: A grief-stricken screenwriter unknowingly enters a three-way relationship with a woman and her film executive husband

Featuring: Robin Bartlett, Patricia Clarkson, Linda Emond, Peter Sarsgaard, Campbell Scott

Director: Craig Lucas

Writer: Craig Lucas

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Chelsea 9 and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Bridge Theater in San Francisco, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles on November 4

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content and language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

Gay Sex in the 70s

Logline: Documents the unbridled sexual passion and exploration that marked the twelve-year period from the Stonewall in 1969, which launched the modern gay-rights movement, until the first reported cases of AIDS in 1981

Director: Joseph Lovett

Distributor: Lovett Productions/Frameline

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City and in San Francisco on November 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

I Love Your Work

Logline: A movie star, unable to adjust to the ups and downs of fame, starts to lose his grip on reality as he longs for his simpler pre-stardom days

Featuring: Marisa Coughlin, Judy Greer, Jason Lee, Franka Potente, Giovanni Ribisi, Christina Ricci

Director: Adam Goldberg

Writers: Adam Goldberg and Adrian Butchart

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Regent Showcase Cinemas in Holywood and Laemmle’s Fairfax Cinemas in Los Angeles on November 4

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

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Jarhead

Logline: A third generation Marine is sent to the front lines of Desert Storm

Featuring: Chris Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard

Director: Sam Mendes

Writer: William Broyles Jr., from the book by Anthony Swofford

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on November 4

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Killer Diller

Logline: A guitar playing car thief and an autistic savant piano player team with a group of halfway house convicts to create a blues band

Featuring: Lucas Black, Ashley Johnson, Ronreaco Lee, Davenia McFadden, Mary Kay Place

Director: Tricia Brock

Write: Tricia Brock, based on the novel “Bottleneck” by Clyde Edgerton

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Matador

Logline: A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City, with unexpected results

Featuring: Dylan Baker, Pierce Brosnan, Hope Davis, Phillip Baker Hall, Greg Kinnear

Director: Richard Shepard

Writers: Richard Shepard

Distributor: Miramax Films/The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 4

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

National Lampoon’s Adam & Eve

Logline: A college senior and aspiring singer/songwriter gets involved with a beautiful, bright, talented, virginal college girl

Featuring: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cameron Douglas, George Dzundza, Jake Hoffman, Chad Lindberg

Director: Jeff Kanew

Writer: Justin Kanew

Distributor: Lightning Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on November 4

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

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

7 Days

Logline: A small-time rock concert promoter in Monterrey, Mexico, tries to fill the shoes of his late brother by realizing his dream to bring U2, the biggest band in the world, to Monterrey, trying to raise the money for the concert by cheating the Mexican Mafia out of half a million dollars. In Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Eduardo Arroyuelo, Julio Bracho, Jaime Camil, Lumi Cavazos, Martha Higareda, Sofia Vergara

Director: Fernando Kalife

Writers: Fernando Kalife

Distributor: VideoCine

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on November 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, sexual references, brief drug use and some violent content

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

States of Grace

Logline: The lives of a street preacher, an aspiring actress, a Mormon missionary, and a young gang banger intersect in Southern California

Featuring: Rachel Emmers, Lucas Fleischer, Jo-sei Ikeda, Ignacio Serricchio, Lamont Stephens

Director: Richard Dutcher

Writer: Richard Dutcher

Distributor: Main Street Movie Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Utah regional release on November 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and mature thematic material

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Logline: A filmmaker attempts to create the adaptation of Laurence Sterne’s essentially unfilmable novel, “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.”

Featuring: Gillian Anderson, Steve Coogan, Stephen Fry, Ian Hart, Kelly Macdonald, Jeremy Northam

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Writer: Martin Hardy, based on the novel “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman” by Laurence Sterne

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in select markets on November 4

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

Logline: Documents the effects of the mega-retailer on small-town communitites

Director: Robert Greenwald

Distributor: Brave New Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

The Aristocrats: Opens at the Colonial Theatre in Belfast ME

Cote d’Azur: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theater in Austin, Landmark’s Oriental Cinemas in Milwaukee and the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Dorian Blues: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Elevator to the Gallows: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Forty Shades of Blue: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Garcon Stupide: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Good Night, and Good Luck: Expands to 500+ locations

Hellbent: Opens at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento

Innocent Voices: Opens in Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Portland

Kamikaze Girls: Opens at the Clinton Street Theatre in Portland OR

Keane: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

MirrorMask: Opens at the Castleton Square Cinemas in Indianapolis

Paradise Now: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and other select markets

Shopgirl: Opens in Austin, Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Plano TX, Portland and St. Louis

Side Effects: Opens at Berkeley 7 in Berkeley and the Galaxy 4 in San Francisco

Three Dancing Slaves: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Tony Takatani: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark`s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

Touch the Sound: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

A Wake in Providence: Opens at the Atlantic Highlands 5 in Atlantic City

Where the Truth Lies: Opens at Bonita Springs 12 in Bonita Springs FL, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Cinema City Theatres in Hartford, the Jupiter 18 in Jupiter FL, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, Landmark’s Oriental Cinemas in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey, the Hollywood 20 in Naples FL, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven and the Little Theatre in Rochester NY (13 additional locations)

For MPAA Ratings, Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between November 2005 and November 2007, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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