The Early Report for September 27, 2006: Part One

This first section of The Early Report features the most detailed listings on the Internet of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming six weeks, including actual and estimated screen counts (including screen-specific listings for select openers), running times and ratings. This week’s Early Report covers 78 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday September 27 and Friday October 27, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Last King of Scotland

Logline: A Scottish doctor on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world’s most barbaric figures: Idi Amin

Featuring: Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy, Simon McBurney, Kerry Washington, Forest Whitaker

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Writers: Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock, based on the novel by Giles Foden

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s NuWilshire Theatre in Santa Monica and in additional theatres in select markets on September 27

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

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, September 29, 2006

The Blossoming Of Maximo Oliveros

Logline: A 12 year old boy lives as a young lady for his outlaw father and two older brothers in the absence of femininity in their household, in place of his deceased mother. In Tagalog with subtitles

Featuring: Soliman Cruz, Nathan Lopez, Ping Medina, Bodjie Pascua, Neil Ryan Sese, Pepe Smith, Peter Anthony Tombasa, J.R. Valentin

Director: Auraeus Solito

Writer: Auraeus Solito, based on a story by Michiko Yamamoto

Distributor: Unico Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood on September 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85.1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Broken Sky

Logline: Three new college students find themselves embroiled in a passionate love triangle. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Klaudia Aragon, Fernando Arroyo, Miguel Angel Hoppe, Ignacio Pereda, Alejandro Rojo

Director: Julian Hernandez

Writer: Julian Hernandez

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on September 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Facing the Giants

Logline: A high school football coach uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure

Featuring: Bailey Cave, Shannen Fields, Tracy Goode, Alex Kendrick, Chris Willis

Director: Alex Kendrick

Writers: Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 315 plus locations on September 29

MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Guardian

Logline: After losing his crew in a fatal crash, a Coast Guard commander becomes a mentor to a new trainee at their elite training program

Featuring: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Neal McDonough, Melissa Sagemiller, Sela Ward

Director: Andrew Davis

Writer: Ron L. Brinkerhoff

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on September 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action/peril, brief strong language and some sensuality

Running Time: 139 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

Logline: As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, a young man comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints

Featuring: Rosario Dawson, Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Weist

Director: Dito Montiel

Writer: Dito Montiel

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles on September 29

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Keeping Mum

Logline: A murderous old housekeeper helps solve the problems of a small British village

Featuring: Rowan Atkinson, Tamsin Egerton, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Kristen Scott Thomas

Director: Niall Johnson

Writers: Niall Johnson and Richard Russo, story by Richard Russo

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Bethel Quad in Bethel CT, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Piper’s Alley 4 in Chicago, the Evanston 18 in Evanston IL, the Cinema Arts 6 in Fairfax VA, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Renaissance 5 in Highland Park NY, the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY, the Kew Garden Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Malverne 5 in Malverne NY, the Manhasset 3 in Manhasset NY, the CineArts Theatre in Marin CA, Landmark’s Edina Cinemass in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Mountain View 16 in Mountain View CA, the Chelsea 9 and First & 62nd Street Cinemas in New York City, the Garden Cinemas in Norwalk CT, Landmark’s Rialto Theatre in Pasadena, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Upstate Films Center in Rhinebeck NY, the Montgomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, the San Francisco Centre 9 in San Francisco, the Camera 7 in San Jose, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, the Dupont Circle Cinemasa in Washington DC, Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY (36 locations total) on September 29

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

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital


loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies

Logline: Documents the 2004 reunion of the influential alt-rock band

Directors: Steven Cantor and Matthew Galkin

Distributor: Stick Figure Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City, the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco and the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle on September 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Open Season

Logline: A laid-back grizzly and a nervous mule deer are released in the woods against their wills and must rally their fellow wildlife against the approaching hunters.

Featuring the voices of: Jon Favreau, Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise

Directors: Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi

Writers: Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on September 29

MPAA Rating: PG for some rude humor, mild action and brief language

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

School for Scoundrels

Logline: A shy young man enrolls in a class to help build his confidence so he can win over his dream girl, only to find his teacher also has his eyes on her

Featuring: Jacinda Barrett, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Heder, Sarah Silverman, Billy Bob Thornton

Director: Todd Phillips

Writers: Scot Armstrong and Todd Phillips, based on the book “School for Scoundrels or How to Win Without Actually Cheating!” by Stephen Porter and the screenplay for the 1960 movie by Hal Chester and Patricia Moyes

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on September 29

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

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde

Logline: Succeeding in curing a higher primate of its serious heart disease, a doctor tests his serum on himself, with dire consequences

Featuring: Rebecca Grant, Tracy Scoggins, Judith Shekoni, Tony Todd, Vernon Wells

Director: John Carl Buelcher

Writer: John Carl Buelcher, based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson

Distributor: Rocky Mountain Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Memphis, Nashville and Norfolk VA on September 29

MPAA Rating: R for horror violence/gore and language

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Expanding today

Aaron Russo’s America: From Freedom to Fascism: Opens at the Tamarac Square Cinemas in Denver and the Clinton Street Theatre in Portland OR

Al Franken: God Spoke: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

American Hardcore: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Army of Shadows: Opens at the Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville ME

Been Rich All My Life: Opens at the Laemmle Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Boynton Beach Club: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

Confetti: Opens at the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel and in additional locations in select markets

Conversations with Other Women: Opens at Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston

Darshan: The Embrace: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Dogwalker: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Drawing Restraint 9: Opens at the Mary Ross Theatre in Lincoln NE and the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo

Half Nelson: Opens at the Isis 3 in Aspen, the Flicks Cinemas in Boise, the Latchis 3 in Brattleboro VT, Landmark’s Crossroad Cinemas in Boulder CO, the Palace 9 in Burlington VT, the Galaxy 6 in Cary NC, the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill NC, the Neon Theatre in Dayton OH, the Fleur Theatre in Des Moines, the Abeey Theatre in Durango CO, the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Studio 30 in Kansas City MO, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock, the Baxter Avenue Cinemas in Louisville, the Green Hills Cinemas in Nashville, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Squirrel Hill Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the Colony Twin in Raleigh NC and the Riverside 12 in Reno

Heading South: Opens at the Uptown Theatre in Birmingham MI, the Palace 9 in Burlington VT, the Varsity Theatre in Davis CA, the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento and Landmark’s Tivoli Theater in St. Louis

The House of Sand: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans

I Like Killing Flies: Opens at Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL

I Trust You to Kill Me: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Jesus Camp: Opens at the Pipers Alley 4 and the River East 21 in Chicago, the South Coast Village 3 in Costa Mesa, the Bay Street Cinemas in Emeryville CA, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, the Evanston 18 in Evanston IL, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel, the Stadium 25 in Orange CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Pleasant Hill 5 in Pleasant Hill CA, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

King Leopold’s Ghost: Opens at the Culver 6 in Culver City and the Chinese 6 in Hollywood

Lunacy: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Rice Media Center in Houston and the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

La Moustache: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Oak Street Cinema in Minneapolis

Mini’s First Time: Opens at the Tamarac Square Cinemas in Denver

Mutual Appreciation: Opens at the Red Vic Movie Theatre in San Francisco

My Country, My Country: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Old Joy: Opens at the Mac Theatre in McMinnville OR

Paper Dolls: Opens at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco

Queens: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle

Renaissance: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, and in additional locations in select markets

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

The Science of Sleep: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA, the Westlake Village Twin in Westlake Village CA and in additional theatres in the top twenty-five markets

13 Tzamti: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

This Film Is Not Yet Rated: Opens at the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas,Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Camera 12 in San Jose and the Loft Cinemas in Tucson

The U.S. vs. John Lennon: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s Guild Theatre in Menlo Park, Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemasa in Waltham MA, Laemmle’s Fallbook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional theatres in select markets

Vajra Sky Over Tibet: Opens at Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle

Zen Noir: Opens at Landmark’s Crossroad Cinemas in Boulder CO and Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver

Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Queen

Logline: The Queen of England and Prime Minister Tony Blair struggle with keeping the nation united in the days after the death of Princess Diana

Featuring: James Cromwell, elen McCrory, Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, Sylvia Syms

Director: Stephen Frears

Writer: Peter Morgan

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opnes at the Angeila Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on September 30

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Blood Tea and Red String

Logline: The tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart’s desire

Director: Christiane Cegavske

Writer: Christiane Cegavske

Distributor: Cinema Epoch

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on October 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 69 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Shortbus

Logline: A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its belnd of art, music, politics, and carnality

Featuring: Raphael Barker, Lindsey Beamish, Paul Dawson, PJ DeBoy, Sook-Yin Lee

Director: John Cameron Mitchell

Writer: John Cameron Mitchell

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Chelsea 9 Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on October 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA (Would be rated NC-17 for strong sexual content)

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

So Goes the Nation

Logline: Documents the role of the Buckeye State in the 2004 Presidential election

Director: Adam Del Deo and James D. Stern

Distributor: IFC First Take

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and in additional theatres in select markets on October 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kusher

Logline: Documents the life and works of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright

Director: Freida Lee Mock

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on October 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Friday, October 6, 2006

Black Gold

Logline: Documents the world of coffee and trade from the struggling Ethiopian bean grower to your coffee cup

Directors: Marc Francis and Nick Francis

Distributor: Speak-It Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellvue WA, the Cinema Village in New York City and Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle on October 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Departed

Logline:Two men from opposite sides of the law, who have been deep undercover within the Boston State Police department and the Irish mafia for years, are charged with finding the mole within their respective organizations

Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Ray Winstone

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writers: William Monohan, based on the “Infernal Affairs” movies written by Felix Chong and Siu Fai Mak

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on October 6

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

Running Time: 148 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Employee of the Month

Logline: A slacker box boy at a warehouse store becomes determined to win Employee of the Month to impress the store’s new beautiful checkout clerk

Featuring: Dane Cook, Efren Ramirez, Dax Shephard, Jessica Simpson, Harland Williams

Director: Greg Coolidge

Writer: Greg Coolidge

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on October 6

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

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

49 Up

Logline: Seventh in an ongoing series of documentaries which revisits a group of Brits every seven years, all whom are approaching their Golden birthday

Director: Michael Apted

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Flicks Theatre in Boise, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Bill Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Starz Film Center in Denver, Landmark’s Keystone Art THeatre in Indianapolis, the IFC Film Center in New York City, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia, the Little Theatre in Rochester, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the Camera 12 in San Jose, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe, the Rutgers Film Co-Op in Somerset NJ, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Loft Cinema in Tucson, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on October 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 135 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Issues

Logline: Two hip cousins at crossroads in their lives deal with the complications and contradictions of relationships and the trials of life

Featuring: Laz Alonso, Todd Bridges, Janora McDuffie, Mailon Rivera, Shawna Rodgers, Ben Watkins, Barri Whittaker

Director: Van Elder

Writer: Van Elder

Distributor: Bullzeye Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles on October 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Kettle of Fish

Logline: A lifelong bachelor confronts his intimacy issues when he sublets his apartment to a fetching biologist

Featuring: Christy Scott Cashman, Gina Gershon, Matthew Modine, Kevin J. O’Connor, Fisher Stevens, Isiah Whitlock, Jr.

Director: Claudia Myers

Writers: Claudia Myers

Distributor: Aloha Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 6

MPAA Rating: R for brief sexuality

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Little Children

Logline: In a suburban town where perfect parents rear perfect children by day and have affairs by night, a woman has a flight with a stay-at-home dad

Featuring: Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet

Director: Todd Field

Writers: Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, from the novel by Perrotta

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City and Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica on October 6

MPAA Rating: R for adult language

Running Time: 137 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Love Is the Drug

Logline: An underprivledged student who attends an exclusive private school on a scholarship, shunned by the rest of the wealthy, self-indulged student body, becomes enamored with one of his fellow students and will stop at nothing in order to have her

Featuring: John Patrick Amedori, Lizzy Caplan, D.J. Cotrona, Daryl Hannah, Jonathon Trent, Jenny Wade

Director: Elliot Lester

Wriers: Steve Allison and Wesley Strick

Distributor: Rocky Mountain Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Seattle exclusive on October 6

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexual content and an act of violence – all involving teens

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Love’s Abiding Joy

Logline: A woman and her family struggle to live in the untamed frontier

Featuring: Erin Cottrell, Kevin Gage, John Laughlin, Madison Leisle, Dale Midkiff, William Morgan Sheppard

Director: Michael Landon Jr.

Writers: Michael Landon Jr. & Douglas Lloyd McIntosh and Bridget Terry, screen story by Michael Landon Jr. & Douglas Lloyd McIntosh, from the novel by Janette Oke

Distributor: The Bigger Picture/FoxFaith Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Park Central 6 in Abilene TX, the Midco 9 in Aberdeen SD, the Wynnsong 16 in Albany GA, the Alexandria 6 in Alexandria LA, the Hoffman Center 22 and the Shirlington 7 in Alexandria VA, the Allentown 16 in Allentown PA, the Altoona 8 in Altoona PA, the Bell Forge 10 in Antioch TN, the Ardmore 5 in Ardmore OK, the Ashtabula Mall 6 in Ashtabula OH, the Asheville 10 in Ashville NC, the Athens 12 in Athens GA, the Wynnsong 16 in Auburn AL, the Highland 10 in Austin, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Huntington Mall 8 in Barboursville WV, the Baton Rouge 16 in Baton Rouge, the Lakeview Square 10 in Battle Creek MI, the Oaks 7 in Batesville AR, the Sugar Creek Cinemas in Bella Vista AR, the Cinema Hollywood in Birch Run MI, the Summit 16 and the Wynnsong 12 in Birmingham AL, the Mercer Mall 8 in Bluefield WV, the Campus Square 8 in Bozeman, the Royal Palm 20 in Bradenton FL, the Plaza 6 in Butte, the Riverstone Cinemas in Canton GA, the Emagine Cinemas in Canton MI, the Carolina Beach 4 in Carolina Beach NC, the Cartersville 12 in Cartersville GA, the Beverly Cinema 18 in Champaign IL, the James Island 8 in Charleston SC, the Charlottesville 6 in Charlottesville VA, the Wynnsong 10 in Chattanooga, the Chesterfield 14 in Chesterfield MO, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Governor’s Square 10 in Clarksville TN, the Cocowalk 16 in Coconot Grove FL, the Chapel Hill Cinemas and the Colorado Springs 10 in Colorado Springs, the Columbus 15 in Columbus GA, the Columbia 14 and Wynnsong 10 in Columbia SC, the Interchange 30 in Concord ON, the Faulkner 6 in Conway AR, the Conyers Crossing Cinemas in Conyers GA, the Highland 10 in Cookeville TN, the Capri Cinema 8 in Crawfordsville IN, the West Oilve 16 in Creve Coeur MO, the Cullman 10 in Cullman AL, the Decatur 8 in Decatur AL, the Strand 10 in Decatur IL, the Market Square 10 in DeKalb IL, the Wynnsong 12 in Delmont PA, the Circle West Cinema in Dothan AL, the Dover Mall 14 in Dover DE, the Dublin 8 in Dublin GA, the Wynnsong 15 in Durham NC, the Dyersburg 9 in Dyersburg TN, the Kingsway 4 in Eden NC, the Imperial Valley 14 in El Centro CA, the Market Fair 15 and the Wynnsong 7 in Fayetteville NC, the Amelia Island 7 in Fernandina Beach FL, the Findlay 12 in Findlay OH, the Regency Square 12 in Florence AL, the Fontana 8 in Fontana CA, the Tri City Mall 4 in Forest City NC, the Hickory Point 12 in Forsyth IL, the Fort Collins 10 in Fort Collins CO, the Birchwood 10 in Fort Gratiot MI, the Fort Smith 14 in Fort Smith AR, the Fort Wayne 20 in Fort Wayne IN, the Thoroughbred 20 in Franklin TN, the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the Arrowhead Town Centre 14 in Glendale AZ, the Mall 3 in Glenwood Springs CO, the Grand Junction 7 in Grand Junction CO, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Great Falls 10 in Great Falls MT, the Greeley 5 in Greeley CO, the Greenville 12 in Greenville NC, the Greensboro 18 in Greensboro NC, the Greensburg 15 in Greensburg PA, the Towne Center 24 in Hampton VA, the Elmwood Palace 20 in Harathan LA, the Harrison 8 in Harrison AR, the Havelock 6 in Havelock NC, the Gaslight 3 in Helena MT, the Plaza 8 in Hermitage PA, the Hickory 14 in Hickory NC, the Hickory Creek 16 in Hickory Creek TX, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highland Ranch CO, the Northgate 14 in Hixson TN, the Central City 10 in Hot Springs AR, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Huntsville 10 in Huntsville AL, the Jacksonville 16 in Jacksonville NC, the Johnson City 14 in Johnson City TN, the Katana 24 in Katana ON, the Knoxville 10 and the Wynnsong 16 in Knoxville, the Lafayette 10 in Lafayette LA, the Pleasure Island 24 in Lake Buena Vista FL, the Lawton 8 in Latwon OK, the Fayette Mall 16, the Green Movies 8 and the the Woodhill 10 in Lexington KY, the Lexington 8 in Lexington NC, the Lincolnton 8 in Lincolnton NC, the Colonel Glenn 18 in Little Rock, the Yorktown 17 in Lombard IL, the Longview 10 in Longview TX, the Storybrook Cinema De Lux 20 in Louisville, the Lufkin Mall 9 in Lufkin TX, the Lynchburg 8 in Lynchburg VA, the Wynnsong 10 in Madison TN, the Martin 4 in Madisonville KY, the Foothills 12 in Maryville TN, the Mesa Grand 24 in Mesa AZ, the Mobile 14 and the Wynnsong 16 in Mobile AL, the Eastdale 8 in Montgomery AL, the Cinema 3 in Morehead City NC, the Canyon Springs 7 and the Town Gate 8 in Moreno Valley CA, the Orpheum 10 in Morris IL, the Park Place 16 in Morrisville NC, the Village 5 in Mountain Home AR, the Richmond 10 in Midlothian VA, the Galaxy 12 in Monroe WA, the Forum 22 in Montreal, the Morgantown Mall 12 in Morgantown WV, the Wynnsong 16 in Murfreesboro TN, the Muskogee 6 in Muskogee OK, the Broadway 16 in Myrtle Beach SC, the Bellevue 8 in Nashville, the Newman 10 in Newman GA, the Newport on the Levee 20 in Newport KY, the Emagine Cinemas in Novi MI, the Cannery Theatre in North Las Vegas, the Winston Churchill 24 in Oakville ON, the Sun/Surf 8 in Ocean City MD, the Showcase Cinema De Lux 16 in Okolona KY, the Studio 30 in Olathe KS, the Panama City 10 in Panama City FL, the Pensacola 10 in Pensacola FL, the Peru Mall 8 in Peru IL, the Desert Ridge 18 in Phoenix, the Pines Mall 8 in Pine Bluff AR, the Pittsburgh 10 in Pittsburgh, the Metropolis 18 in Plainfield IN, the Lake Walden 8 in Plant City FL, the Southland 9 in Pleasant Hills PA, the North Park 4 in Ponca City OK, the Coventry 8 in Pottstown PA, the Creekside Plaza 10 in Poway CA, the Wynnsong 12 in Provo, the Raleigh 15 in Raleigh NC, the Galaxy 12 in Riverbank CA, the Fashion Square 10 in Saginaw MI, the Salem Valley 8 in Salem VA, the Plaza 8 in Sandusky OH, the Savannah 10 and the Wynnsong 11 in Savannah, the Kennedy Commons 20 in Scarborough ON, the Lakeshore 8 in Sebring FL, the Southern Hills 12 in Sioux City IA, the Shawnee 8 in Shawnee OK, the Shelby 10 in Shelby NC, the Sioux Falls 7 in Sioux Falls SD, the Snellville 12 in Snellville GA, the Spartanburg 7 in Spartanburg SC, the State College 6 in State College PA, the Statebro 12 in Statesboro GA, the Chief Plaza 4 in Steamboat Springs CO, the Stillwater 10 in Stillwater OK, the First Colony 24 in Sugarland TX, the Galaxy 6 in Tacoma WA, the Veterans 24 in Tampa, the Galaxy 10 in Tulare CA, the Tyler 14 in Tyler TX, the Uniontown 6 in Uniontown PA, the Fairfax Square 8 in Vienna VA, the Grand Rapids 18 in Walker MI, the University 8 in Warrensburg MO, the Dupont 5 and the Wisconson Avenue 6 in Washington DC, the Cinema 7 in Washington NC, the Mayfair Mall 18 in Wauwatosa WI, the Salt Lake 12 in West Jordan UT, the Ritz 15 in West Valley City UT, the Promenade Cinemass in Westminster CO, the Whitby 24 in Whitby ON, the Northrock 14 in Wichita KS, the Sikes 10 in Wichita Falls TX, the Wilmington 16 in Wilmington NC, the Wilson 10 in Wilson NC, the Center 6 in Winchester VA, the University 8 in Winter Park FL, the Winston-Salem 10 and the Wynnsong 12 in Winston-Salem NC and the Yankton Mall 5 in Yankton SD (205 locations total) on October 6

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stero

1/3

Logline: A young Buddhist Monk who etches out a meager living sketching portraits in Washington Square Park discovers a peephole in his squatter room discovers his teenage neighbor, whom he has held as a symbol of purity, has a secret life selling herself into sexual humiliation

Featuring: Michael J. Burg, Diana Gitelman, Nick Raio, Eric Richardson, Ivo Velon

Director: Yongman Kim

Writers: Yongman Kim and Edward Moran

Distributor: One-Third Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on October 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Overlord

Logline: During the war, a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training preparing for D-Day

Featuring: Nicholas Ball, Davyd Harries, Julie Neesam, Sam Sewell, Brian Stirner

Director: Stuart Cooper

Writers: Stuart Cooper and Christopher Hudson

Distributor: Janus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Balboa Film Center in San Francisco on October 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Factoid: This 1975 film, which mixes archival war footage within the narrative, won the Silver Bear at that year’s Berlin Film Festival, but has never been released in the United States until now

Reds

Logline: 25th anniversary re-release of the Oscar-winning epic about American journalist John Reed’s journey through Russia at the start of the Bolshevik Revolution

Featuring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton

Director: Warren Beatty

Writers: Warren Beatty & Trevor Griffiths

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Village East Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on October 6

MPAA Rating: PG

Running Time: 194 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Ritchie Boys

Logline: Documents the efforts of a group of young German men who escaped Nazi Germany and trained with the American forces at Camp Ritchie in Maryland in order to stop the Third Reich. In German and Hebrew with subtitles

Director: Christian Bauer

Distributor: Christian Bauer Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on October 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Logline: On one last road trip before they’re sent to serve in Vietnam, two friends and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene, beginning a terrifying experience which leads them to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured

Featuring: Diora Baird, Matthew Bomer, Jordana Brewster, Andrew Bryniarski, R. Lee Ermey, Taylor Handley

Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Writer: Sheldon Turner, story by David J. Schow and Sheldon Turner, based on characters created by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus locations on October 6

MPAA Rating: R for strong horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Aaron Russo’s America: From Freedom to Fascism: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City, the Valley Art Cinemas in Tempe and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Al Franken: God Spoke: Opens at the Lefont Garden Hills Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa

American Hardcore: Opens at Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, and at additional locations in select markets

Another Gay Movie: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL

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

Calvaire: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

Heading South: Opens at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland and the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas

Jesus Camp: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas in Austin, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Ballantyne Village 5 in Charlotte, the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland, the Drexel East Theatre in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Lake 3 in Devil’s Lake ND, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Downtown West Cinema 8 in Knoxville, the Manhasset Triplex in Manhasset NY, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Clairdge 6 in Montclair NJ, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville, the River Theatre in Palm Springs, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, the Westminster 24 in Westminster CO and the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY

Keeping Mum: Opens at the Paseo Camarillo Art Cinemas in Camarillo CA

The Last King of Scotland: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino and at additional locations in select markets

Mini’s First Time: Opens at the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City

Monster House: Re-release in 200 plus 3D locations

Old Joy: Opens at the Pleasant Street Cinemas in Northampton MA

Paper Dolls: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA

La Petite Lieutenant: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

The Queen: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Queens: Opens at the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale and the South Beach 18 in Miami

Renaissance: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Science of Sleep: Expands into 250 plus locations

Shortbus: Opens at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

13 Tzamti: Opens at the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale

Time to Leave: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

Unidentified: Opens at the Hollywood 12 in Jonesboro AR and the Cinema 8 in Paragould AR

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Frankenstein’s Bloody Nightmare

Logline: A brilliant young scientist finds himself falling into an abyss of personal turmoil and professional stress after a female patient dies while under his care

Featuring: Wade Best, Nathan Burns, John R. Hand, Amy Olivastro

Director: John R. Hand

Writers: John R. Hand

Distributor: JRH Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on October 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 77 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

So Much So Fast

Logline: A man suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease deals with the woman falling for him and a brother who becomes obsessed with finding a cure

Directors: Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on October 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, October 13, 2006

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

Logline: After the death of his super-spy uncle, a teenager is pressed into service for Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Featuring: Sara Bolger, Stephen Fry, Damian Lewis, Bill Nighy, Alex Pettyfer, Mickey Rourke, Andy Serkis, Alicia Silverstone

Director: Geoffrey Sax

Writer: Anthony Horowitz, based on his novel

Distributor: The Weinstein Company/MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Top 15 markets on October 13

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of action violence and some peril

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

California Split

Logline: A down on his luck gambler goes on a road trip with his free spirited buddy

Featuring: Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss, George Segal, Edward Walsh, Joseph Walsh, Gwen Welles

Director: Robert Altman

Writer: Joseph Walsh

Distributor: Sony Repertory

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on October 13

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Deliver Us From Evil

Logline: Documents the life of Father Oliver O’Grady, who unbeknownst to most of his congregation, a dangerously active pedophile that Church hierarchy, aware of his predilection, had harbored for over 30 years

Director: Amy Berg

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Susnet 5 in West Hollywood and in New York City on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Driving Lessons

Logline: A shy teenage boy, trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother, finds his world changing when he begins to work for a retired actress

Featuring: Nicholas Farrell, Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Oliver Milburn, Julie Walters

Director: Jeremy Brock

Writers: Jeremy Brock

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and at additional locations in select markets on October 13

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

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Grudge 2

Logline: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister, a supernatural force which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim

Featuring: Jennifer Beals, Edison Chen, Arielle Kebbel, Teresa Palmer, Amber Tamblyn

Director: Takashi Shimizu

Writer: Stephen Susco, based on characters created by Takashi Shimizu

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on October 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Highway Courtesans

Logline: Documents the lives of a group of young women in India who live in a village that still practices a mostly abandoned tradition which sanctioned prostitution of every family’s oldest girl. In Hindi with subtitles

Director: Mystelle Brabbee

Distributor: Women Make Movies

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 71 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Infamous

Logline: A famous New York City writer of fiction travels to the middle of the country to research the murder of a well to do farming family, only to find his ideas change when he forms an intense relationship with one of the murderers

Featuring: Peter Bogdonovich, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Toby Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Sigourney Weaver

Director: Douglas McGrath

Writer: Douglas McGrath, based on the book “Truman Capote” by George Plimpton

Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Top Twenty Markets on October 13

MPAA Rating: R for language, violence and some sexuality

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Man of the Year

Logline: A popular and acerbic talk show host announces his candidacy for President, only to find himself elected to the highest office in the land

Featuring: Lewis Black, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Linney, Robin Williams, Christopher Walken

Director: Barry Levinson

Writer: Barry Levinson

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on October 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Marine

Logline: A Marine returns from battle to find that his girlfriend is ensnared in a kidnapping plot

Featuring: Kelly Carlson, John Cena, Jeff Chase, Robert Patrick

Director: John Bonito

Writers: Michell Gallagher and Alan McElroy, story by Michell Gallagher

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on October 13

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Nearing Grace

Logline: A high school student is unable to see his female friend is the best match for him, as he pursues one of the most popular girls in schill

Featuring: Jordana Brewster, Chad Faust, Ashley Johnson, David Moscow, Gregory Smith

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Writers: Jacob Aaron Estes, based on the novel “Nearing’s Grace” by Scott Sommer

Distributor: Whitewater Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Limited release on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

One Night with the King

Logline: In ancient times, a young girl rises from peasant to princess by going against the culture and seeking the King’s heart rather than the riches of the kingdom

Featuring: James Callis, Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss, Peter O’Toole, John Rhys-Davies, Omar Sharif

Director: Michael O. Sajbel

Writer: Stephan Blinn, based on the novel by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen

Distributor: Gener8Xion Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: 900 plus locations on October 13

MPAA Rating: PG for violence, some sensuality and thematic elements

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Sweet Land

Logline: In 1920, a woman travels from Norway to rural Minnesota to meet the man destined to be her husband, but bureaucracy and social morality cause major complications in their relationship

Featuring: Ned Beatty, Alan Cumming, John Heard, Alex Kingston, Elizabeth Reaser, Lois Smith

Director: Ali Selim

Writer: Ali Selim

Distributor: SenArt Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis and the Har Mar Theatre in St. Paul on October 13

MPAA Rating: PG for brief partial nudity and mild language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tideland

Logline: A young girl living in her father’s childhood home has a unique adventure with a mentally challenged neighbor when both her parents pass away

Featuring: Jeff Bridges, Jodelle Ferland, Brendan Fletcher, Janet McTeer, Jennifer Tilly

Director: Terry Gilliam

Writers: Terry Gilliam and Tony Grisoni, from the novel by Mitch Cullin

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 117 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Zerophilia

Logline: After an intense romantic encounter with a bewitching stranger, a young man becomes plagued by a rare genetic condition, Zerophilia, which threatens to transform him into a female

Featuring: Gina Bellman, Marieh Delfino, Alison Folland, Taylor Handley, Rebecca Mozo, Kyle Schmid

Director: Martin Curland

Writer: Martin Curland

Distributor: Microangelo Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City on October 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Al Franken: God Spoke: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Oaks Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and the Little Theatre in Rochester

Darshan: The Embrace: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Drawing Restraint 9: Opens at the Drexel Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH

49 Up: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, the Market Arcade Theatre in Buffalo, the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, the Lark Theatre in Larkspur CA, Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle, the Theatre N in Wilmington DE and the Winnipeg Film Group in Winnipeg

Heading South: Opens at the Drexel East Theatre in Columbus OH and the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City MO

Jesus Camp: Opens at the Downtown 14 in Albuquerque, the Carolina Theater in Durham, the Angelika Film Center and the Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the Colony Twin in Raleigh NC and the El Con 20 in Tucson

The Last King of Scotland: Opens at the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel and in additional theatres in select markets

Lunacy: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

My Country, My Country: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Trolley Square Cinemas in Salt Lake City

Old Joy: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Paper Dolls: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Queen: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and at additional locations in select markets

Queens: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Cinemas in Austin

Shortbus: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemass in Austin, Landmark’s California Theatre in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Camera 7 in Campbell CA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, Landmark’s Piedmont Theatre in Oakland, Landmark’s Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Ritz East Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz, Landmark’s NuWilshire Twin in Santa Monica, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Strangers With Candy: Opens at the Putnam Screening Room in Keene NH

13 Tzamti: Opens at the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

The War Tapes: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Zen Noir: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

51 Birch Street

Logline: Documents the “perfect” marriage between the filmmaker’s parents, and how little a person can know about his own family

Director: Doug Block

Distributor: Truly Indie

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY and the Cinema Village in New York City on October 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Hair High

Logline: A gothic ’50s high-school comedy about a love-triangle that goes terribly bad, as two young, murdered teens returning to their prom to get revenge

Featuring the voices of: Ed Begley Jr., Craig Bierko, David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Matt Groening, Justin Long, Dermot Mulroney, Martha Plimpton, Sarah Silverman

Director: Bill Plympton

Writer: Bill Plympton

Distributor: Plymptoons

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on October 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Sweet Land: Opens at the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Logline: The King of the Pumpkin Patch tries to eliminate his boredom with his current Halloween holiday by deciding to take over Christmas

Featuring the voices of: Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Reubens, Chris Sarandon

Director: Henry Selick

Writer: Catherine Thompson, story by Tim Burton

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the El Capitan Theatre on October 19

MPAA Rating: PG for some scary images

Running Time:

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, October 20, 2006

Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing

Logline: Documents the lives of the country group’s members after their controversial 2003 statements condemning President Bush

Directors: Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

DOA: Dead or Alive

Logline: Four beautiful women who begin as rivals team together when to fight a common sinister force

Featuring: Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Jamie Pressley, Eric Roberts, Holly Valance

Director: Corey Yuen

Writers: J.F. Lawton and Adam Gross & Seth Gross, story by J.F. Lawton, based on the Tecmo videogame series

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on October 20

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

El Cortez

Logline: After five years in a prison for the criminally insane, a man returns to his home town to find himself embroiled in a murderous triple cross over a local gold mine

Featuring: James McDaniel, Tracy Middendorf, Lou Diamond Phillips, Glenn Plummer, Bruce Weitz

Director: Stephen Purvis

Writer: Chris Haddock

Distributor: Brazos Pix

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills on October 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Flags of Our Fathers

Logline: The battle of Iwo Jima, from the point of view of the six American soldiers who raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi

Featuring: Adam Beach, Jamie Bell, Jesse Bradford, Ryan Phillipe, Paul Walker

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writers: Paul Haggis

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on October 20

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of graphic war violence and carnage, and for language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Flicka

Logline: A farmer gives his teenage daughter the horse of her dreams, with the knowledge that she has to raise it herself

Featuring: Maria Bello, Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw

Director: Michael Mayer

Writers: Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal, based on the 1943 film written by Francis Edward Faragoh, Lillie Hayward and Mary O’Hara and the novel by Mary O’Hara

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on October 20

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Marie-Antoinette

Logline: Reconceived film of the famous French queen as a girl who just wants to have fun

Featuring: Asia Argento, Rose Byrne, Judy Davis, Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Molly Shannon, Rip Torn

Director: Sofia Coppola

Writer: Sofia Coppola

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on October 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Prestige

Logline: Two magicians in the late 1800s, once friends, become bitter rivals when one begins to perform feats never before seen

Featuring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, based on the novel by Christopher Priest

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on October 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and disturbing images

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Requiem

Logline: An epileptic girl suffers a breakdown during her first year at university, then decides to seek help from a priest in battling the troubles associated with her strict upbringing. In German with subtitles

Featuring: Anna Blomeier, Sandra Huller, Burghart Klaussner, Imogen Kogge, Nicholas Reinke

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid

Writer: Bernd Lange

Distributor: IFC First Take

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Running With Scissors

Logline: An adult man looks back on his childhood with his bipolar and self-centered mother

Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Jill Clayburgh, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vanessa Redgrave, Gabrielle Union, Evan Rachel Wood

Director: Ryan Murphy

Writer: Ryan Murphy, based on the novel by Augusten Burroughs

Distributor: TriStar Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 20

MPAA Rating: R for strong language and elements of sexuality, violence and substance abuse

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Sleeping Dogs Lie

Logline: A young woman’s relationships are destroyed when she reluctantly reveals a past indiscretion

Featuring: Colby French, Melinda Page Hamilton, Bryce Johnson, Geoff Pierson, Jack Plotnick

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait

Distributor: Roadside Attractions/Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on October 20

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

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

20 Centimeters

Logline: A narcoleptic transvestite longs to get rid of 8 inches of equipment that separates her from being the glamorous woman she dreams to be. When she accidentally falls asleep, her dreams become lavish and colorful musical numbers. In Spanish with subtitles.

Featuring: Pilar Bardem, Monica Cervera, Rossy De Palma, Lola Duenas, Concha Galan, Pablo Puyol,

Director: Ramon Salazar

Writer: Ramon Salazar

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on October 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Al Franken: God Spoke: Opens at the Mizner 8 in Boca Raton, the Boulder Theatre in Boulder CO, the Tamarac Square Cinemas in Denver and the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

Aurora Borealis: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis

Driving Lessons: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and at additional locations in select markets

51 Birch Street: Opens at Landmark’s Westside Pavilion Cinemas in West Los Angeles

Heading South: Opens at the Camelview 5 in Scottdale

I Like Killing Flies: Opens at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles and the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco

Jesus Camp: Opens at the Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock, the Riverside 12 in Reno and the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz

Little Children: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and at additional locations in select markets

loudQUIETloud: A Film about The Pixies: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

The Motel: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Mutual Appreciation: Opens at the Dupont Circle 5 in Washington DC

Old Joy: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and the Plaza de Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara

Paper Dolls: Opens at the Camelot 3 in Palm Springs

Paradise, Texas: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX

The Queen: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and in additional locations in select markets

Shortbus: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Tideland: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Expands to 200 plus Digital 3D locations

Time to Leave: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale and South Beach 18 in Miami

Unidentified: Opens at the Greenwood Mall 10 in Bowling Green, the Fort Smith 14 in Fort Smith AR, the Cinema 16 in Owensboro AR and in Albuquerque, Austin, Dickson TN, Dyersburg TN, Huntington Beach CA, Jackson TN, Laguna Niguel CA, Lancaster PA, Las Cruces NM, Lubbock TX, Lufkin TX, Memphis, Roswell NM, Temeculah CA and York PA

The War Tapes: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Logline: In the unsuspecting hamlet of Holstenwall, Germany, a clairvoyant sleepwalker from a visiting fair wakes from his endless night to predict a terrifying future for one of the fair’s visitors

Featuring: Lauren Birkell, Neil Hopkins, Doug Jones, Daamen J. Krall, Judson Pearce Morgan,

Director: David Lee Fisher

Writer: David Lee Fisher, based on the 1920 German film “Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari” written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Maye

Distributor: Highlander Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on October 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 76 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Factoid: Fisher, a digital effects veteran from the Bay Area, scanned backgrounds from an original 35mm print of “Caligari” and combined with brand-new green screen footage!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Absolute Wilson

Logline: Documents the life of the controversial American artist

Director: Katharina Otto-Bernstein

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Opening Week Release Pattern Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on October 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Babel

Logline: Four disparate groups of people are hurtling towards a shared destiny of isolation and grief: an American tourist couple’s frantic struggle to survive, two Moroccan boys involved in an accidental crime, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children and a Japanese teen rebel whose father is sought by the police in Tokyo

Featuring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Koji Yakusho

Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Writer: Guillermo Arriaga

Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Opening Week Release Pattern:

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

Running Time: 142 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Catch a Fire

Logline: A young man becomes an anti-Apartheid rebel fighter in 1980s South Africa. In English and in Afrikaans and Zulu with subtitles

Featuring: Derek Luke, Bonnie Mbuli, Tim Robbins

Director: Phillip Noyce

Writer: Shawn Slovo

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on October 27

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material involving torture and abuse, violence and brief language

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Climates

Logline: During a sweltering summer vacation on the Aegean coast, the relationship between middle-aged professor and his younger, television producer girlfriend brutally implodes. In Turkish with subtitles

Featuring:

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Writer: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on October 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85.1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Cocaine Cowboys

Logline: Documents the violence in 1980s Miami during the heist of the Columbian drug cartels

Director: Billy Corben

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Dolphin Cinema 19, the Miami Lakes 17 and the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Empire 25 and the Village VII in New York City and the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami on October 27

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive drug content, gruesome violent images, and language

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Color of the Cross

Logline: The last two days in the life of Jesus Christ, a black Nazarene persecuted because of his radical interpretation of the Torah

Featuring: Adam Green, Jesse Holland, Johann John Jean, Jean-Claude La Marre, Debbie Morgan

Director: Jean-Claude La Marre

Writer: Jean-Claude La Marre

Distributor: Rocky Mountain Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on October 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Conversations with God

Logline: At the lowest point in his life, a writer asks God some hard questions, with surprising results

Featuring: Henry Czerny, Zillah Glory, Bruce Page, Abdul Salaam el Razzac, Vilma Silva

Director: Stephen Simon

Writer: Eric DelaBarre, based on the books of Neale Donald Walsch

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Empire 25 in New York City and in additional locations in the New York City tri-state area on October 27

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some language and a brief accident

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Genius Club

Logline: Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world’s problems in one nigh

Featuring: Stephen Baldwin, Tricia Helfer, Paula Jai Parker, Jack Scalia, Tom Sizemore

Director: Timothy A. Chey

Writer: Timothy A. Chey

Distributor: River Rain Productions

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Allen 16 in Allen TX, the Tinseltown 9 in Arlington TX, the Movies 14 in Cedar Hill TX, the Movies 14 in Denton TX, the Movies 17 in Dallas, the Hollywood USA Movies 15 un Garland TX, the Movies 16 in Grand Prairie TX, the Tinseltown 17 in Grapevine TX, the Vista Ridge 12 in Lewisville TX, the Mansfield 12 in Mansfield TX, the Movies 14 in McKinney TX,the Legacy 24 and the Tinseltown 20 in Plano TX and the Rockwall 12 in Rockwall TX (14 locations total) on October 27

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some disturbing content

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Romeo and Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss

Logline: Two star-crossed seals from warring families that fall in love against their parents’ wishes

Featuring the voices of: Chip Albers, Stephen Goldberg, Chanelle Nibblelink, Phil Nibbelink, Michael Toland, Daniel Trippet, Patricia Trippet

Director: Phil Nibbelink

Writer: Phil Nibbelink

Distributor: Indican Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Culver 6 in Culver City CA, the Beverly Center 13 in Los Angeles, the Oaks Mall 5 in Thousand Oask CA, the Plant 16 in Van Nuys CA and in additional locations in select markets on October 27

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 77 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Saw III

Logline: A dying madman kidnaps a nurse and forces her to keep him alive long enough for him to see the end of a game with another of his victims

Featuring: Tobin Bell, Angus MacFayden, Dina Meyer, Shawnee Smith, Bahar Soomekh

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Writer: Leigh Whannell, story by Leigh Whannell and James Wan

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2950 plus locations on October 27

MPAA Rating: R for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Al Franken: God Spoke: Opens at Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert, the Chase Park Cinemas in St. Louis and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

The Bridesmaid: Opens at the Union Theatre in Milwaukee and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

49 Up: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Infamous: Expands into Top Forty Markets

loudQUIETloud: A Film about The Pixies: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Mutual Appreciation: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas in Austin

Old Joy: Opens at the Osio Cinemas in Monterey

So Much So Fast: Opens at the West Newton Cinema in West Newton MA

Sweet Land: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Alexandria VA, Landmark’s Besthesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Hollywood Stadium 12 in Rochester MN and the Camelview 5 in Scottsdale

13 Tzamti: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Tideland: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Time to Leave: Opens at the Circle Theatre in Tulsa OK

Unidentified: Opens at the Willow Knolls 14 in Peoria IL

Zen Noir: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Romantico

Logline: Documents the life of a troubadour as he returns home to scratch out a living in Mexico after years of trying to get ahead in San Francisco. In Spanish with subtitles

Director: Mark Becker

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on November 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, November 3, 2006

As the Call, So the Echo

Logline: Documents the experience of an American ear, nose, and throat surgeon during the several weeks he spent as a volunteer physician in a Vietnamese hospital in 2003

Director: Keir Moreano

Distributor: Arts Engine

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on November 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 71 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Backstage

Logline: A teenage girl escapes the bleakness of her own life by obsessing over a popular pop singer. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Samuel Benchetrit, Isild Le Besco, Noemie Lvovsky, Emmanuelle Seigner, Valery Zeitoun

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot

Writers: Emmanuelle Bercot and

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL on November 3

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Logline: A Kazahstan journalist is sent by his cultural minister boss to America to learn more about Western culture

Featuring: Sasha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian

Director: Larry Charles

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Peter Baynham & Dan Mazer, story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Peter Baynham & Anthony Hines & Todd Phillips

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on November 3

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

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Flushed Away

Logline: A pampered rat loses his privileged life in London when he is flushed into a gutter.

Featuring the voices of: Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Kate Winslet

Director: Sam Fell

Writers: Dick Clement and Ian LeFrenais

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3350 plus locations on November 3

MPAA Rating: PG for crude humor and some language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Logline: Santa is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas

Featuring: Tim Allen, Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin, Spencer Breslin, Martin Short

Director: Michael Lembeck

Writers: Ed Decter & John J. Strauss, based on characters created by Leo Benvenuti & Steve Rudnick

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus locations on November 3

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Volver

Logline: After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations should couldn’t resolve during her life, slowly becoming a comfort to her daughters and grandchild. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Penelope Cruz, Lola Duenas, Chus Lampreave, Carmen Maura, Blanca Portillo

Director: Pedro Almodovar

Writer: Pedro Almodovar

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on October 20

MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content and language

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymorer: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambrdige MA

Driving Lessons: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

51 Birch Street: Opens at Landmark’s Renaissance Plaza Cinemas in Highland Park IL, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Jesus Camp: Opens at the UICA Theatre in Grand Rapids and the Gulf Breeze Cinemas in Gulf Breeze FL

loudQUIETloud: A Film about The Pixies: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

La Moustache: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Mutual Appreciation: Opens at the Times Cinema in Milwaukee

Old Joy: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, the Minor Theatre in Arcata CA, the Arbor Cinemas in Austin, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Capri Theatre in Montgomery AL

Paper Dolls: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

The Queen: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

Sweet Land: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA

13 Tzamti: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin

Tideland: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Starz Film Center in Denver, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Time to Leave: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between early November 2006 and 2010, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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