The Early Report for March 20, 2006: Part One

This first section of The Early Report will give detailed coverage of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming five weeks, including screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s Early Report covers the 63 known new movies opening in theatres or expanding their runs between Wednesday March 22 and Friday April 14.


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

American Gun

Logline: Three American tales of how the proliferation of guns in America have dramatically affected and shaped the everyday lives of its citizens

Featuring: Linda Cardellini, Tony Goldwyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Nikki Reed, Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker

Director: Aric Avelino

Writers: Steven Bagatourian and Aric Avelino

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on March 22

MPAA Rating: R for violent content and language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Thursday, March 23, 2006

Puzzlehead

Logline: A scientist in love with a deli owner creates a robot in his own likeness, causing a love triangle between man, woman, and robot

Featuring: Elise Adams, Chuck Ardezzone, Jon Bavier, Stephen Galaida, Robbie Shapiro

Director: James Bai

Writer: James Bai

Distributor: Zero Sum Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on March 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital
Friday, March 24, 2006

Americano

Logline: A recent college graduate backpacks through Europe, enjoying his final days of freedom before boarding the career fast track back in the United States

Featuring: Dennis Hopper, Ruthanna Hooper, Joshua Jackson, Timm Sharp, Leonor Varela

Director: Kevin Noland

Writer: Kevin Noland

Distributor: Americano Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on March 24

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content/nudity

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Beauty Academy of Kabul

Logline: Documents Western women (some of whom emigrated from Afghanistan in the early 1980s) return to the capital city of Kabul to open an American-style school for beauticians. In English and Farsi, with English subtitles.

Director: Liz Mermin

Distributor: Shadow Distribution

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles on March 24

MPAA Rating: Not Rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 74 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Being Cyrus *** NEW ENTRY***

Logline: The quaint life of a Hindi family living in the hills of Panchgani is disrupted when a stranger arrives in their home

Featuring: Boman Irani, Dimple Kapadia, Saif Khan, Manoj Pahwa, Naseruddin Shah, Simone Singh

Director: Homi Adajania

Writer: Homi Adajania and Kersi Khambatta, story by Khambatta

Distributor: Films International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA on march 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Buddha Wild: The Monk In A Hut

Logline: Documents a group of Thai and Sri Lankan Buddhist monks as they talk about their commitment and way of life. In English and in Sanskrit and Thai with English subtitles

Director: Anna Wilding

Distributor: Carpe Diem Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles on March 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

L’Enfant

Logline: A young couple struggling to survive at the bottom of the social ladder find a new source of income in their newborn child. In Belgian with English subtitles

Featuring: Deborah Francois, Olivier Gourmet, Jeremie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Jeremie Segard

Director: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Writers: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Quad Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles on March 24

MPAA Rating: R for brief language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Film School Confidential *** NEW ENTRY***

Logline: Documents a year in the life of five film school students

Director: Doug Underdahl

Distributor: Long Valley Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles on March 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Inside Man

Logline: A police officer goes up against a clever bank robber who’s in the process of trying to pull off the perfect heist

Featuring: Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jodie Foster, Clive Owen, Denzel Washington

Director: Spike Lee

Writer: Russell Gerwitz

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on March 24

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violent images

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Lady in Question is Charles Busch

Logline: Documents the drag artist from his humble beginnings performing in an East Village storefront to his Broadway and film accomplishments

Featuring: Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Michael Musto, Rosie O’Donnell, Paul Rudnick, BD Wong

Directors: John Catania, Charles Ignacio

Distributor: Two Lions Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on March 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector

Logline: A restaurant health inspector has trouble fitting in at the various fancy and ethnic eateries he inspects

Featuring: Iris Bahr, David Koechner, Larry the Cable Guy, Joe Pantoliano, Tom Wilson

Director: Trent Cooper

Writers: Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on March 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Lonesome Jim

Logline: A young man returns to his Indiana hometown after failing to make it in New York City, only to be quickly reminded of why he left in the first place

Featuring: Casey Affleck, Seymour Cassel, Kevin Corrigan, Mary Kay Place, Liv Tyler

Director: Steve Buscemi

Writer: James C. Strouse

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the First and 62nd Street and the IFC Film Center in New York City on March 24

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

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Same Sex America *** NEW ENTRY***

Logline: Documents same sex marriages through the eyes of several couples facing dilemnas raised by the uncertain state of American laws in this regard

Director: Henry Corra

Distributor: Seventh Art Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco on March 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Stay Alive

Logline: While playing an online horror game, a group of teens notice that once their characters die, they die

Featuring: Samaire Armstrong, Sophia Bush, Jon Foster, Adam Goldberg, James Haven, Frankie Muniz, Milo Ventimiglia

Director: William Brent Bell

Writers: William Brent Bell and Matthew Peterman

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on March 24

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for horror violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexual and drug conten

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Stoned

Logline: The tumultuous life and untimely death of Rolling Stones’ guitarist Brian Jones

Featuring: Paddy Considine, Leo Gregory, Monet Mazur, David Morrisey, Tuva Novotny, Amelia Warner

Director: Stephen Woolley

Writers: Robert Wade and Neal Purvis

Distributor: Intandem/Screen Media Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Theatres in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on March 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Surge of Power

Logline: A young comic book fanatic finds himself possessing superhero powers

Featuring: Lou Ferrigno, Robert Hurt, Noel Neill, Nichelle Nichols, Vincent J. Roth

Director: Mike Donahue

Writer: Vincent J. Roth

Distributor: Surge of Power Enterprises

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on March 24

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

After Innocence: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Ask the Dust: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and in additional theatres in select markets

Ballet Russes: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Classes Tous Risques: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Cowboy Del Amor: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

CSA: The Confederate States of America: Opens at the Ballantyne Theatre in Charlotte, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Market Street Theatre in Little Rock, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Towne Center Theatre in Naples FL, the Cable Car Theatre in Providence RI, the Crossings 10 in Sarasota and the Loft Theatre in Tucson

Don’t Come Knocking: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and in additional locations in select markets

Duck Season: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle and in additional locations in select markets

Evil: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Laemmle’s One Colorado Cinemas in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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

The Fallen Idol: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Following Sean: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and the Bell Auditorium in Minneapolis

Garcon Stupide: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Gay Sex in the 1970s: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and the Castro Theatre in San Francisco

Joyeux Noel: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in additional theatres in select markets

Manderlay: Opens at the Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR, the Bijou Theatre in Eugene OR, the Capri Theatre in Montgomery AL, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Miracle Theatre in Tallahassee, the Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville ME and the Scranton Commerce Center Cinemas in Wilmington DE

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont: Opens at the Coligny Theatre in Hilton Head SC and the Jean Cocteau Theatre in Santa Fe

Neil Young: Heart of Gold: Opens at the Fleur Theatre in Des Moines, the Bijou Theatre in Eugene OR, the Mahaiwe Triplex in Great Barrington MA, the Downtown Cinemas in Knoxville, the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, the Westhampton Theatre in Richmond VA, the Palm Cinemas in San Luis Obispo and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days: Opens at the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue WA, the Mizner Park Cinemas in Boca Raton, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Intracoastal Mall Cinemas in Miami, the Sunrise 11 in Sunrise FL and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Sorry Haters: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY and the Loft Theatre in Tucson

Suits on the Loose: Opens in Northern California

Summer Storm: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Camera 12 in San Jose, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz and in Los Angeles

The Syrian Bride: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Thank You For Smoking: Opens at Landmark’s California Theatre in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional theatres (50 locations total) in select markets

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin and in Nashville and Waterville ME

Trudell: Opens at the Loft Cinema in Tuscon

Tsotsi: Opens at Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and in additional theatres in select markets

Unknown White Male: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas in Austin, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Nickelodeon 5 in North Falmouth MA and the Camelview Cinemas in Scottsdale

Why We Fight: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans

The World’s Fastest Indian: Opens at the Movies in Portland ME
Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Drawing Restraint 9

Logline: Two guests find love aboard a Japanese whaling ship. In English and in Japanese with English subtitles

Featuring: Matthew Barney, Bjork, Mayumi Miyata, Shiro Nomura, Tomoyuki Ogawa

Director: Matthew Barney

Writer: Matthew Barney

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on March 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Yang Ban Xi: The 8 Model Works

Logline: The story of lives inextricably linked to the Yang Ban Xi, the propaganda spectacles which replaced traditional opera during the Cultural Revolution in China. In Chinese with English subtitles

Director: Yan Ting Yuen

Distributor: Shadow Distribution

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on March 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Thursday, March 30, 2006

Toro Negro

Logline: Documents the life of Fernando Pacheco, aka El Suicida, a young bullfighter who doesn’t fight in the great arenas of Mexico, but rather in the popular festivals of the small Mayan communities of the Yucatan Peninsula. In Spanish with English subtitles

Directors: Pedro Gonzalez Rubio and Carlos Armella

Distributor: Cinema Tropical

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on March 30

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, March 31, 2006

Adam & Steve

Logline: A 30-something gay man becomes involved with one of his most unsuccessful one-night stands without either of them realizing they have met before

Featuring: Craig Chester, Melinda Dillon, Malcolm Gets, Julie Hagerty, Chris Kattan, Parker Posey

Director: Craig Chester

Writer: Craig Chester

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art CInemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theater in Austin, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine, the Art Theatre in Long Beach CA, the South Beach 16 in Miami, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Chelsea 9 Cinemas and the Quad Cinema in New York City, the Cinemas Palme d’Or in Palm Springs, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood (17 locations total) on March 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

ATL

Logline: Two rival roller skaters find love in an Atlanta hip-hop rink, dealing with the challenges on and off the rink that bring about turning points in each of their lives

Featuring: Keith David, Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Lauren London, Evan Ross Naess, Mykelti Williamson

Director: Chris Robinson

Writers: Tina Chism, Joe Robert Cole, Antwone Fisher, Gina Prince-Bythewood

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on March 31

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

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Awesome; I F*ckin’ Shot That!

Logline: A live performance shot by audience members at a 2004 Beastie Boys concert at Madison Square Garden

Director: Nathanial Hornblower

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre and in additional theatres in major markets on March 31

MPAA Rating: R for langugae

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Basic Instinct 2

Logline: In trouble with the law once again, a female novelist lures a detective into a seductive game

Featuring: David Morrisey, Charlotte Rampling, Sharon Stone, David Thewlis

Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Writers: Henry Bean and Leora Barish, based on characters created by Joe Eszterhas

Distributor: Colubmia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on March 31

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

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Brick

Logline: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend

Featuring: Noah Fleiss, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Noah Segan, Nora Zehetner

Director: Rian Johnson

Writer: Rian Johnson

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles on March 31

MPAA Rating: R for violent and drug content

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Logline: Documents the life of the singer/songwriter whose career was sidelined by insanity

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City , Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on March 31

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, drug content, and language including a sexual reference

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ice Age: The Meltdown

Logline: Things are starting to thaw out for the prehistoric animals, but if a glacier dam breaks, their days are really numbered.

Featuring the voices of: Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Seann William Scott

Director: Carlos Saldanha

Writer: Jon Vitti, based on characters created by Michael Berg and Michael J. Wilson and Peter Ackerman

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on March 31

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language and innuendo

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Iron Island

Logline: A group of people choose to live on an abandoned oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. In Persian with English subtitles

Featuring: Hossein Farzi-Zadeh, Ali Nassirian, Nemat, Neda Pakdaman

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof

Writer: Mohammad Rasoulof

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on March 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Iowa

Logline: Two young Iowan lovers decide to go into the “batch” business, cooking their own methamphetamine, only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives

Featuring: Rosanna Arquette, Matt Farnsworth, Diane Foster, John Savage, Michael T. Weiss

Director: Matt Farnsworth

Writer: Matt Farnsworth

Distributor: Sky Island Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on March 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

Logline: A widowed man’s life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man’s long lost love

Featuring:
Sean Astin, Robert Carlyle, Danny DeVito, John Goodman, Mary Steenburgen, Marisa Tomei, Donnie Wahlberg

Director: Randall Miller

Writers: Randall Miller & Jody Savin, based on the short film “Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing of Charm School” by Randall Miller

Distributor: IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Shadowood Square 16 in Boca Raton FL, the South Coast Village 3 in Costa Mesa CA, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, Landmark’s La Jolla Village 4 in La Jolla CA, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the 1st & 62nd Cinemas and the Union Square 14 in New York City, the Garden Cinema 1 & 2 in Norwalk CT, Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Port Jefferson Cinemas in Port Jefferson NY, the Montgomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, Laemmle Monica 4 in Santa Monica, the Sunrise Cinemas in Sunrise FL and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles (17 locations total) on March 31

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature situations and language

Running Time: 103 minues

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Slither

Logline: Something from another world has invaded a small town

Featuring: Elizabeth Banks, Nathan Fillion, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker

Director: James Gunn

Writer: James Gunn

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on March 31

MPAA Rating: R for strong horror violence and gore, and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy *** NEW ENTRY***

Logline: Re-release of the three-part 1979 documentary about the Dalai Lama, one Buddhist’s journey deep into the mystical inner world of monastic life and a meditation on impermanence and the depiction of the monastery’s moving ritual response to a death in the community. in Tibetan with English commentary and sub-titles

Director: Graham Coleman

Distributor: Orient Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on March 31

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 134 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono sound

Expanding today

Battle in Heaven: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

Before the Fall: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Beyond Honor: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Classe Tous Risques: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville

CSA: The Confederate States of America: Opens at the Altamonte Theatre in Altamonte Springs FL, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Chelsea Theatre in Chapel Hill NC and the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City

Evil: Opens at Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Game 6: Opens at the Beechwood Cinema in Athens GA, the Covina 30 in Covina CA, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine, Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles, the Merchants Walk Cinema in Marietta GA, the Doylestown County Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Pacific Palace 11 in Portland OR, the Fashion Valley 18 in San Diego and the CineArts at Santana Row Cinemas in San Jose

Go for Zucker: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

The Grace Lee Project: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

The Intruder: Opens at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco

Joyeux Noel: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in additional theatres in select markets

Lonesome Jim: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Theatre in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the South Coast Villeage 3 in Costa Mesa CA, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, Landmakr’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Seattle and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Manderlay: Opens at the UICA Theatre in Grand Rapids MI

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Flicks Cinemas in Boise, Landmark’s Renaissance Cinemas in Highland Park IL and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Neil Young: Heart of Gold: Opens at the Bear Tooth Theater in Anchorage, the Baxter Avenue Theatre in Louisville, the Riverside Cinemas in Reno and the Princess Theater in Waterloo

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax VA, the Cinemapolis Theatre in Ithaca NY, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Ritz Theatres in Philadelphia, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA and the Ritz 16 in Vorhees NJ

Sorry Haters: Opens at the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA, the Galaxy Theatre in Cary NC, the Reel Artways Theatre in Hartford, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY and the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo

Stoned: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Neptune Theatre in Seattle

Summer Storm: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta and Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle

Thank You For Smoking: Expands to 150 plus locations

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story: Opens in Bellingham WA

Unknown White Male: Opens at the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

I Am A Sex Addict *** NEW ENTRY***

Logline: A filmmaker takes a very personal journey through his life as a prostitute-obsessed sex addict and subsequent recovery

Featuring: Amanda Henderson, Rebecca Lord, Emily Morse, Greg Watson, Caveh Zahedi

Director: Caveh Zahedi

Writer: Caveh Zahedi

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Balboa Theatre in San Francisco on April 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Friday, April 7, 2006

The Benchwarmers

Logline: Three middle-aged men attempt to compensate for their unathletic childhoods by forming a baseball team.

Featuring: Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Rob Schneider, David Spade

Director: Dennis Dugan

Writers: Allen Covert and Nick Swardson

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on April 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

4

Logline: Two men and a woman meet in a bar and discuss a number of topics they consider important to contemporary Russian life. In Russian with English subtitles

Featuring:

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovdky

Writer: Vladimir Sorokin

Distributor: Leisure Time Features

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 126 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Free Zone

Logline: Two women embark on a road trip through Jerusalem and Jordan after they are brought together by circumstance. In English and in Arabic, Hebrew and Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury, Hana Laszlo, Carmen Maura, Natalie Portman

Director: Amos Gitai

Writers: Amos Gitai and Marie-Jose Sanselme

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time:90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friends With Money

Logline: The lives and loves of three married women and their lone single friend

Featuring: Jennifer Aniston, Scott Caan, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Writers: Nicole Holofcener

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, and in New York City and additional theatres in select markets on April 7

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

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Lucky Number Slevin

Logline: While staying in the apartment of a friend who has gone missing, a young man is mistaken for his friend by a group of thugs, who inform him he has three days to pay back $96,000

Featuring: Morgan Freeman, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu, Stanley Tucci, Bruce Willis

Director: Paul McGuigan

Writer: Jason Smilovic

Distributor: The Weinstein Company/MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on April 7

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, sexuality and language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

95 Miles to Go

Logline: Documents a stand-up tour through the South with Ray Romano in 2003

Director: Tom Caltabiano

Distributor: THINKFilm

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

On a Clear Day

Logline: An older man attempts to face his fears by swimming the English Channel

Featuring: Brenda Blethyn, Billy Boyd, Ron Cook, Shaun Dingwall, Jodhi May, Peter Mullan

Director: Gaby Dellal

Writer: Alex Rose

Distributor: Focus Features

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Outsider

Logline: Documents the legendary director James Toback on the shoot of his recent film “When Will I Be Loved.”

Featuring: Woody Allen, Neve Campbell, Robert Downey Jr., Harvey Keitel, Barry Levinson, Norman Mailer, Brooke Shields, James Toback, Mike Tyson

Director: Nicholas Jarecki

Distributor: Green Room Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco on April 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Pervert!

Logline: A young man comes to spend the summer at the remote desert ranch of his father in hopes of repairing their estranged relationship only to find that pop’s become a psychotic madman

Featuring: Sean Andrews, Mary Carey, Juliette Clarke, Sally Jean, Darrell Sandeen

Director: Jonathan Yudis

Writer: Mike Davis

Distributor: Stag Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Phat Girlz

Logline: Two frustrated plus-size women, obsessed with their weight, struggle to find love and acceptance in a world full of “hot bodied” babes

Featuring: Joyful Drake, Godfrey, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Mo’Nique, Eric Roberts

Director: Negest Likke

Writer: Negest Likke

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on April 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language, including some crude sexual references

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Simon

Logline: A gay dentist and a carefree cafe owner strike up a friendship after they find themselves involved in a car accident

Featuring: Eva Duijvestein, Daan Ekkel, Cees Geel, Marcel Hensema, Rifka Lodeizen

Director: Eddy Terstall

Writer: Eddy Terstall

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on April 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Sir! No Sir!

Logline: Documents the G.I. movement in the 1970s which helped to end the Vietnam War

Director: David Zeiger

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Red Vic Movie House in San Francisco on April 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Take the Lead

Logline: A professional dancer volunteers to teach in the New York City public school system, but finds his classic methods clash with his students’ hip hop instincts

Featuring: Antonio Bandares, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Elijah Kelley, Alfre Woodard

Director: Liz Friedlander

Writers: Dianne Houston

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on April 7

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, language and some violence

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format:Dolby Digital

When Do We Eatr

Logline: A family’s Passover gets screwy after the patriarch unknowingly ingests a hit of Ecstasy

Featuring: Shiri Appleby, Ben Feldman, Jack Klugman, Michael Lerner, Leslie Ann Warren

Director: Salvador Litvak

Writers: Nina Davidovich and Salvador Litvak

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Bethel Quad in Bethel CT, Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Mizner Park 8, the Palace 20 and the Shadowoods 16 in Boca Raton, the Boynton 9 in Boynton Beach FL, the Cobble Hill 5 and the Kent Theater in Brooklyn, the Media Center 8 in Burbank, Laemmle’s Paseo Camarillo in Camarillo CA, the Delray 18 in Delray Beach FL, the Edgewater Cinemas in Edgewater NJ, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the Sunrise Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Saw Mill 10 in Hawthorne NY, the Jupiter 18 in Jupiter FL, the Malverne 4 in Malverne NJ, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NY, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Lido Cinema in Lido Beach CA, the Cocowalk 16, the Intracoastal 8 and the South Beach 18 in Miami, the New Rock 18 in New Rochelle NY, the Empire 25 and the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Palisades 21 in Nyack NY, the Hollywood 18 in Oakwood FL, the Block 30 and Orange 25 in Orange CA, the Camelot Cinemas and the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs, Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena, the Pompano 18 in Pompano Beach FL, the Kew Gardens 5 in Queens, the Roslyn 4 in Roslyn NY, the Stonybrook 17 in Stonybrook NY, the Tenafly 4 in Tenafly NJ, the Oaks Mall 5 in Thousand Oaks, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles, the Parisian 20 and PGA Gardens Cinemas in West Palm Beach and the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY (44 locations total) on April 7

MPAA Rating: R for drug use, language and some sexual content

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

White Rainbow

Logline: Four women struggle to overcome the stigma and brutal reality of widowhood in modern Indian society. In English and in Hindi with English subtitles

Featuring: Amardeep Jha, Sonali Kulkarni, Veerendra Saxena, Shameem Shaikh, Amruta Subhash

Director: Dharan Mandrayar

Writer: Dharan Mandrayar

Distributor: Rocky Mountain Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Adam & Steve: Opens at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and the Castro Theatre in San Francisco

American Gun: Opens at the the Village Arts Theatre in Chicago, the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Harris Theatre in Pittsburgh

Battle in Heaven: Opens at the Peachtree 8 in Columbus GA

Don’t Come Knocking: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and in additional theatres in select markets

The Fallen Idol: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Following Sean: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston

Game 6: Opens at Arbor Cinemas in Austin, the Colorado Center 9 in Denver, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Mesa Grande 24 in Mesa AZ, the Deer Valley 30 in Phoenix, the Catalina 6 in Tuscon and the Westminster Promenade 24 in Westminster CO

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Lady in Question is Charles Busch: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Lonesome Jim: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Cinema City Theatres in Hartford, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Criterion Theatre in New Haven CT, the Cinema Twin in Red Bank NJ, the Plaza de Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR and Laemmle’s Fallbrook Cinema 7 in West Hills CA

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Neil Young: Heart of Gold: Opens at the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA, the Darkside Cinemas in Corvalis OR, the Bookshelf Theatre in Guelph OR and the Moxie Theatre in Springfield MO

The Proposition (First Look Studios): Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Protocols of Zion: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise

The Real Dirt on Farmer John: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Sorry Haters: Opens at the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz CA

Stoned: Opens in Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Suits on the Loose: Opens in Southern California

Summer Storm: Opens at the Cinema Palme D’Or in Palm Springs and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Thank You For Smoking: Expands to 600 plus locations

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles

Unknown White Male: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta and the Angelika Film Center in Houston
Sunday, April 9, 2006

Unidentified

Logline: Two reporters investigating a series of UFO sightings discover a supernatural connection

Featuring: Jonathan Aube, Josh Adamson, Jenna Bailey, Michael Blain-Rozgay, Lance Zitron

Director: Rich Christiano

Writer: Rich Christiano

Distributor: Five and Two Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Showcase Cinemas in South Lawrence MA on April 9

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sisters in Law

Logline: Documents the goings on in a Cameroon courtroom, where a female judge and prosecutor dispense justice with equal parts wit, wisdom and wisecracks. In English and in Pidgin English with subtitles

Directors: Florence Ayisi and Kim Longinotto

Distributor: Women Make Movies

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Expanding today

I Am A Sex Addict: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
Thursday, April 13, 2006

Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story

Logline: Caught cheating and banned for ten years, paintball’s first superstar returns to reclaim his title and erase the memory of his tainted past

Featuring: Rob Corddry, Dannah Feinglass, Curtis Gwinn, Rob Riggle, Paul Scheer

Director: Brant Sersen

Writers: Brant Sersen and Brian Steinberg

Distributor: The 7th Floor

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo
Friday, April 14, 2006

Crossing Arizona *** NEW ENTRY***

Logline: Documents the hotly debated issues of illegal immigration and border security on the U.S./Mexico border. In English and in Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Joseph Mathew

Distributor: Rainlake Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco on April 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Hard Candy

Logline: A fashion photographer finds himself the target of a teenage girl who suspects him in the disappearance of another girl from a local coffee shop

Featuring: Jennifer Holmes, Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, Patrick Wilson

Director: David Slade

Writer: Brian Nelson

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles on April 14

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent and aberrant sexual content involving a teen, and for language

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Kekexili: Mountain Patrol

Logline: A group of volunteers protect the native antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet. In Mandarin and Tibetan with English subtitles

Featuring: Duobuji, Zhang Lei, Qi Liang, Xueying Zhao

Director: Chuan Lu

Writers: Chuan Lu

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the ImaginAsian Theatre in New York City, Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional theatres in major markets on April 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Kinky Boots

Logline: A man finds an unlikely ally in a brassy cabaret singer, in his effort to save his father’s shoe factory

Featuring: Linda Bassett, Josh Cole, Gwenllian Davies, Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Director: Julian Jarrold

Writers: Geoff Deane, Tim Firth

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in New York City on April 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, and for language

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Live and Become

Logline: A Christian widow in a squalid refugee camp in the Sudan forces her young son to pose as an orphaned Falasha in order to be taken to Israel. In Amharic, French and Hebrew with English subtitles

Featuring: Mosche Abebe, Yael Abecassis, Moshe Agazai, Roni Hadar, Sirak M. Sabahat, Roschdy Zem

Director: Radu Mihaileanu

Writers: Radu Mihaileanu and Alain-Michel Blanc

Distributor: Menemsha Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Look Both Ways

Logline: A woman who sees disaster everywhere is a witness to a real accident, linking her to a photographer caught up in his own solitary fears.

Featuring: Justine Clarke, William McInnes

Director: Sarah Watt

Writer: Sarah Watt

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on April 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey

Logline: Documents the efforts of an anthropologist, who wrote his graduate thesis on the plight of Guatemalan refugees, to find out why his favorite kind of music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned, yet is loved so passionately by its millions of fans

Featuring: Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geddy Lee, Lemmy, Tom Morello, Vince Neil, Dee Snider, Rob Zombie

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen and Jessica Joy Wise

Distributor: Warner Brothers Classics

Opening Week Relese Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles on April 14

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

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

La Mujer de Mi Hermano

Logline: After ten years of marriage, a woman begins to have an affair with her brother-in-law. In Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: Manolo Cardona, Beto Cuevas, Gaby Espino, Christian Meier, Barbara Mori

Director: Ricardo de Montreuil

Writer: Ricardo de Montreuil, based on the novel by Jaime Bayly

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 14

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality and language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

My First Wedding

Logline: Just days before her wedding, bride-to-be begins to experience uncontrollable and wild fantasies about every male she lays her eyes on

Featuring: Caroline Carver, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kenny Doughty, Paul Hopkins, Valerie Mahaffey

Director: Laurent Firode

Writer: Joan Carr-Wiggin

Distributor: Indican Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Nathalie *** NEW ENTRY***

Logline: When a woman discovers her husband is cheating on her, she hires a prostitute to act as a woman who will seduce the husband and extract answers to the questions that are obsessing her. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Beart, Gerard Depardieu

Director: Anne Fontaine

Writers: Jacques Fieschi, Anne Fontaine and Francois-Olivier Rousseau, story by Philippe Blasband

Distributor: Koch Lorber Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on April 14

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Notorious Bettie Page

Logline: A pinup model becomes the target of a Senate investigation

Featuring: Jared Harris, Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor

Director: Mary Harron

Writers: Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in New York City and additional theatres in select markets on April 14

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

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Preaching to the Choir

Logline: Twins raised in Harlem take divergent paths when they grow up, one becomes a minister while the other becomes a gangster rapper

Featuring: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Billoah Greene, Janine Green, Novella Nelson, Darien Sills-Evans

Director: Charles Randolph-Wright

Writers: Kevin Heffernan, Peter E. Lengyel

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Great Lakes 25 in Auburn Hills MI, the Hollywood 20 in Beavercreek OH, the Uptown Palladium 12 in Birmingham MI, the Cincinnati Cinemas 12, the Cincinnati Mills 10 and the Western Hills 14 in Cincinnati, the Gratiot 21 in Clinton Township MI, the Creve Coeur 12 and the West Olive 16 in Creve Coeur MO, the Dearborn Cinemas, the Wyoming Drive-In and the Star Fairlane 21 in Dearborn MI, the Bel-Air Centre Cinemas in Detroit, the St. Clair 10 in Fairview Heights IL, the West River Centre Cinemas in Farmington Hills MI, the Jamestown Mall 14 in Florissant MO, the Beacon East Cinemas in Harper Woods MI, the St. Louis Mills Stadium 18 in Hazelwood MO, the Huber Heights 16 in Huber Heights OH, the Pine Square 16 in Long Beach CA, Magic Johnson Crenshaw 15 in Los Angeles, the Stonybrook Cinemas and the Tinseltown USA 19 in Louisville, the John R 15 in Madison Heights MI, the Newport On the Levee 20 in Newport KY, the O’Fallon 15 in O’Fallon IL, the Cinema de Lux 16 in Okolona KY, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the South Bay Galleria 16 in Redondo Beach CA, the Ronnies 20 in Sappington MO, the Star Southfield 20 in Southfield MI, the Springdale 18 Cinema de Lux in Springdale OH,the Esquire 7 in St. Louis, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA, the Dayton South 16 in West Carrollton OH, the West Chester 18 in West Chester OH and the Ann Arbor Cinemas in Ypsilanti MI (37 locations total) on April 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, sex and drug references

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Scary Movie 4

Logline: The fourth and allegedly final film in the spoof trilogy, taking wild pot shots at whatever was topical in entertainment news last year

Featuring: Craig Bierko, Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Leslie Nielson, Simon Rex

Director: David Zucker

Writers: Jim Abrahams, Craig Mazin and Pat Proft, based on characters and situations created by Shawn Wayans & Marlon Wayans & Buddy Johnson & Phil Beauman and Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer

Distributor: The Weinstein Company/Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on April 14

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, profanity, strong sexual content, and adult language and situations

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Sisters

Logline: Four siblings struggle with the death of their father

Featuring: Maria Bello, Erika Christensen, Mary Stuart Masterson, Eric McCormack, Rip Torn

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman

Writer: Richard Alfieri, based on Anton Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters”

Distributor: Arclight Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills, the Village East Cinemas in New York City and Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena on April 14

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Wild

Logline: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… a group of animals from the New York City zoo are accidentally shipped to Africa

Featuring the voices of: James Belushi, Janeane Garofalo, Eddie Izzard, Kiefer Sutherland

Director: Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams

Writers: Ed Decter and Mark Gibson and Philip Halprin and John J. Strauss

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus locations on April 14

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

American Gun: Opens at the Galaxy Theatre in Cary NC, the Real ArtWays Cinemas in Hartford, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Loft Theatre in Tucson and the AFI Silver Theatre in Washington DC

Before the Fall: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Game 6: Opens at the Henderson 12 in Henderson NV and the Village Square Stadium 18 in Las Vegas

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

I Am A Sex Addict: Opens at Laemmle’s Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles and the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Iowa: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Lady in Question is Charles Busch: Opens at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco

Lonesome Jim: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas and Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Squirrel Hill Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Westhampton Theatre in Richmond VA, the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio and Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School: Opens at the Drexel East Cinemas in Columbus OH and the Shaker Square Cinemas 6 in Shaker Heights OH

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Shakespeare Behind Bars: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days: Opens at the Broadway Center Cinemas in Salt Lake City

Sorry Haters: Opens at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI and the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City

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

Summer Storm: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy: Opens at the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Unknown White Male: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between mid-April 2006 and Summer 2009, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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