The Early Report for March 26, 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 29 and Friday April 21.


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 Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambrdige MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Evanston 18 in Evanston IL, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Mountain View 16 in Mountain View CA, the Union Square 14 in New York City, the Ritz Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Bridge Theatre in San Francisco, Landmark’s Neptune Theatre and the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas and the Georgetown 14 in Washington DC and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles (18 locations total) 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: 1350 plus locations on March 31

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

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

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 Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood and the Angelika Film Center in New York City 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: 3650 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: 1750 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

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

American Gun: Opens at the Bala Theatre in Bala Cynwyd PA

Ballet Russes: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis

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 Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs, 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 Landmark’s Crossroads Cinemas in Boulder, Landmark’s Maple Art
Theatre in Detroit, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs, 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, Landmark’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, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston 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, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Riverside Cinemas in Reno, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and the Princess Theater in Waterloo

Our Brand is Crisis: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Shakespeare Behind Bars: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

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 Lagoon 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

Take My Eyes: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambrdige MA

Thank You For Smoking: Expands to 125 plus locations

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

Tsotsi: Opens at Landmark’s Crossroads Cinemas in Boulder, Landmark’s Oriental
Theatre in Milwaukee and in additional theatres in select markets

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

What the Bleepr!: Down the Rabbit Hole: Opens at the Pageant Theatre in Chico CA

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

I Am A Sex Addict

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

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Expanding today

Quality of Life: Opens at the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City

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

The Great Warming

Logline: Documents the effects of climate changes on our planet

Director: Judith Dwan Hallet

Distributor: Discovery Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: 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: Opens at the Empire 25 in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 7

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 77 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 Village Arts Theatre in Chicago, the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Harris Theatre in Pittsburgh

Awesome; I F*ckin’ Shot That!: Opens at the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn

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

Before the Fall: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

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

Elevator to the Gallows: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

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 Cinema in Guelph ONT 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 the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Shakespeare Behind Bars: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

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

What the Bleepr!: Down the Rabbit Hole: Opens at the Gorge Cinema in Elora ON and the Broadway Cinemas in Saskatoon SK

The World’s Fastest Indian: Opens at the Bookshelf Cinema in Guelph ON
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

Unknown White Male: Opens at the Manor Theatres in Charlotte
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

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

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Logline: Documents the recording of the latest album from the music legend, where he collaborated with a dozen formidable pop recording artists which explore the unexpected, jazz-like improvisations.

Directors: Doug Biro and Jon Fine

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

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: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and in Los Angeles 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

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 Screnland Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco, the Loft Theatre in Tucson and the AFI Silver Theatre in Washington DC

Americano: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City

Awesome; I F*ckin’ Shot That!: Opens at the Paramount Theatre in Montreal, the Rialto Lakeside Cinema in
Santa Rosa, the Paramount Theatre in Toronto and the Paramount Theatre in
Vancouver

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

The Boys of Baraka: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Friends with Money: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional theatres in select markets

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, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and the Shaker Square Cinemas 6 in Shaker Heights OH

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

Naked in Ashes: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs

On a Clear Day: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and in additional theatres in select markets

Shakespeare Behind Bars: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley, the Starz Film Center in Denver, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Loft Cinemas in Tucson

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

Surge of Power: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs

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
Friday, April 21, 2006

The Almost Guys

Logline: A down-on-his-luck repo man and his 73 year-old partner find a major league pitcher bound and gagged in the trunk of a car that they repo

Featuring: Oliver Davis, James Edson, Eric Fleming, Robert Culp, Shawnee Smith

Director: Eric Fleming

Writer: Eric Fleming

Distributor: Karma Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica on April 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude sexual references, language and thematic material

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

American Dreamz

Logline: A satire of American politics and show business, following several characters drawn from the political and entertainment arenas.

Featuring: Willem Dafoe, Hugh Grant, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Klein, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid

Director: Paul Weitz

Writer: Paul Weitz

Distributor: Universal Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 21

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

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Angel Blade

Logline: A hard-bitten detective is on the case when the seedier side of Las Vegas starts spewing out the corpses of young prostitutes, but as he gets deeper into the case, he discovers the Vegas underworld is more powerful than he’d ever imagined.

Featuring: David Heavener, Margot Kidder, Louis Mandylor, Richard Moll, Marc Singer

Director: David Heavener

Writer: David Heavener

Distributor: Action Cat Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Celestine Prophecy

Logline: A man, through a strange series of coincidences, finds himself searching for a sacred manuscript in the Peruvian rain forest

Featuring: Sarah Wayne Callies, Joaquim de Almeida, Hector Elizondo, Annabeth Gish, Thomas Kretschmann, Jurgen Prochnow, Matthew Settle

Director: Armand Mastroianni

Writers: James Redfield & Barnet Bain and Dan Gordon, based on the book by Redfield

Distributor: Celestine Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Neptune Theatre in Seattle on April 21

MPAA Rating: PG for some violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

In Her Line of Fire

Logline: When the Vice President’s plane goes down near a remote South American island, kidnapped by rebel forces and held for ransom, it is up to his female Secret Service agent and a press secretary to infiltrate the camp and save him

Featuring: Jill Bennett, Mariel Hemingway, Jesse Hutch, David Keith, David Millbern

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith

Writers: Anna Lorenzo and Paula Goldberg

Distributor: here! Films/Regent Releasing

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

MPAA Rating: R for violence and brief language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Mongolian Ping Pong

Logline: A young boy from a small farm deep in the remote grasslands of Mongolia finds a ping pong ball floating in the river, leading him on a journey to find the source of the mysterious unknown object

Featuring: Badema, Dawa, Geliban, Hurichabilike, Yidexinnaribu

Director: Hao Ning

Writers: Hao Ning

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland OR and the ImaginAsian Theatre in New York City on April 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Mozart and the Whale

Logline: Two people with Asperger’s Syndrome find their emotional dysfunctions threaten to sabotage their budding romance

Featuring: Gary Cole, Allen Evangelista, Josh Hartnett, Sheila Kelley, Erica Leerhsen, Radha Mitchell

Director: Petter Nass

Writer: Ron Bass

Distributor: Mozart Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York Ciyt on April 21

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

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Sentinel

Logline: When a colleague is murdered, a Secret Service agent finds himself the prime suspect after he is blackmailed by someone who knows of his affair with the first lady

Featuring: Kim Basinger, Michael Douglas, Eva Longoria, Kiefer Sutherland

Director: Clark Johnson

Writer: George Nolfi, based on the novel by Gerald Petievich

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense action violence and a scene of sensuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Silent Hill

Logline: On the way to take her ailing daughter to a faith healer, a desperate mother finds herself trapped in a strange town which has taken hold of the young child

Featuring: Tanya Allen, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Radha Mitchell, Deborah Kara Unger

Director: Christophe Gans

Writers: Roger Avary and Roger Roberts, story by Nicolas Boukhrief and Christophe Gans, based on the Konami video game “Silent Hill”

Distributor: TriStar Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on April 21

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Somersault

Logline: A 16 year old Australian girl’s reckless sexuality gets her into trouble at home

Featuring: Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington

Director: Cate Shortland

Writer: Cate Shortland

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 21

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Standing Still

Logline: A popular but troubled actor reconnects with a group of his college friends for a wedding, several years after graduation

Featuring: Amy Adams, Ethan Embry, Adam Garcia, Colin Hanks, Melissa Sagemiller, Mena Suvari, Aaron Stanford, James Van Der Beek

Director: Matthew Cole Weiss

Writers: Matthew Perniciaro and Timm Sharp

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 21

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Stick It

Logline: A rebellious young gymnast is forced to return to the sport after a run-in with the law

Featuring: Jeff Bridges, Gia Carides, Maddy Curley, Jon Gries, Missy Peregrym

Director: Jessica Bendinger

Writers: Jessica Bendinger

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on April 21

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some crude remarks

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

American Gun: Opens at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI and the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo

Army of Shadows: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Battle in Heaven: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Brick: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston and in additional theatres in select markets

L’Enfant: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional theatres in select markets

Evil: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Following Sean: Opens at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton MA

Go for Zucker: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego

I Am A Sex Addict: Opens at the Harris Theatre in Pittsburgh

Joyeux Noel: Opens at the Bookshelf Cinema in Guelph ONT

Lonesome Jim: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton, the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Drexel Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Tower Theater in Sacramento, the Broadway Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz CA and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatr in St. Louis

Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the New Neon Movies in Dayton OH and the Rio Theatre in Overland Park KS

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Theatre in La Jolla and in San Francisco

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego

Summer Storm: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Tamara: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and in additional theatres in select markets

Unidentified: Opens at the Amory Twin Cinema in Amory MS, the DeKalb Theatre in Fort Payne AL, the Gateway Cinema 3 in Kosciusko MS, the Northgate Cinema 4 in Louisville MS, the Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville MS and in Columbia MS and Philadelphia MS

When Do We Eatr: Opens at the Garden Hills Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the Uptown 8 in Detroit, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Lincolnshite 20 in Lincolnshire IL, the Camelview 5 in Phoenix and the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between late-April 2006 and Summer 2009, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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