The Early Report for April 23, 2007: 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, running times and ratings. This week’s report covers 83 known new movies opening in theatres between Wednesday 4/25/06 and Friday 6/1/07, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Collector

Logline: Documents the life of Allan Stone, famed New York City gallery owner and art collector who helped the careers of such artists as Andy Warhol

Director: Olympia Stone

Distributor: Floating Stone Productions

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 62 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Tekkonkinkreet

Logline: Two small orphaned peasants wander the streets of Treasure Town, day in, day out, in search of a way to earn money. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring the voices of: Yu Aoi, Yusuke Iseya, Kankuro Kudo, Sanchu Mori, Masahiro Motoki

Director: Michael Arias

Writer: Anthony Weintraub, based on the manga series by Taiyo Matsumoto

Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Roy and Niuta Titus Theatre at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Triad Election

Logline: As election time nears, a Triad chairman faces stiff competition from his godsons, including one who looks to increase their business relations with mainland China. In Cantonese and Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Nick Cheung, Siu-Fai Cheung, Louis Koo, Ka Tung Lam, Simon Yam

Director: Johnny To

Writers: Nai-Hoi Yau and Tin-Shing Yip

Distributor: Tartan Films USA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Zoo

Logline: Documents the life of a Seattle man who died as a result of an unusual encounter with a horse

Director: Robinson Devor

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on April 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Avenue Montaigne: Opens at the Movies on Exchange in Portland ME

Mafioso: Opens at the Movies on Exchange in Portland ME

Friday, April 27, 2007

Banished

Logline: After his former boss has his pregnant wife killed, the world’s most skilled assassin targets the entire organization for termination

Featuring: Peter Banifaz, Robert Costanzo, Liron Gerti, Nariman Norouz

Director: Omid Shabkhiz

Writers: Peter Banifaz and Omid Shabkhiz

Distributor: ITN Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Condemned

Logline: A select group of death row inmates are offered the opportunity to compete in a deadly game on an abandoned island for one week, where the winner of the game will have his or her sentence dropped down to life imprisonment

Featuring: Steve Austin, Nathan Jones, Vinnie Jones, Trent Sullivan

Director: Scott Wiper

Writers: Andy Hedden, Rob Hedden

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on April 27

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong brutal violence, and for language

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Diggers

Logline: A group of thirtysomething friends watch as the local clamdigging industry slowly fades away

Featuring: Lauren Ambrose, Ron Eldard, Josh Hamilton, Sarah Paulson, Paul Rudd

Director: Katherine Dieckmann

Writer: Ken Marino

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Galaxy Theatre in Cary NC, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Starz Film Center in Denver, the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema in New York City, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the Sayville Theatres in Sayville NY, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on April 27

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

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Disappearances

Logline: In a desperate attempt to save their farm, a Depression-era father and son plan to steal twenty cases of whiskey

Featuring: Lothaire Bluteau, Genevieve Bujold, Gary Farmer, Luis Guzman, Kris Kristofferson, William Sanderson

Director: Jay Craven

Writers: Jay Craven, based on the novel by Howard Frank Mosher

Distributor: Truly Indie

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Dog Problem

Logline: A once-successful novelist in search of creative inspiration and personal happiness get a new puppy at the behest of his therapist

Featuring: Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, Lynn Collins, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Mena Suvari

Director: Scott Caan

Writers: Scott Caan

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in Dallas on April 27

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

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Far Side of Jericho

Logline: Three women of the Wild West, the widows of outlaw brothers who have just been hung, run for their lives from a corrupt posse of vigilantes, mystical Indians and a hornet’s nest of villains – all who are convinced that these poor mismatched widows know the whereabouts of their husbands’ missing bank loot and a mysterious treasure

Featuring: Suzanne Andrews, Judith Burnett, Lissa Negrin

Director: Tim Hunter

Writers: Rob Sullivan and James Crumley

Distributor: First Look Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the American Cinematheque Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on April 27

MPAA Rating:

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio:

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The Invisible

Logline: After getting beaten close to death by street thugs, a young man finds himself trapped between the living and the after-life

Featuring: Justin Chatwin, Marcia Gay Harden, Margarita Levieva, Chris Marquette

Director: David S. Goyer

Writers: Mick Davis and Christine Roum, based on the novel “Den Osynlige” by Mats Wahl

Distributor: Hollywood Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on April 27

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, criminality, sensuality and language – all involving teens

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Jindabyne

Logline: Four men on a fishing holiday find a corpse in a river

Featuring: Gabriel Byrne, Deborra-Lee Furness, John Howard, Laura Linney, Leah Purcell

Director: Ray Lawrence

Writers: Beatrix Christian, based on the short story “So Much Water So Close To Home” by Raymond Carver

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 Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on April 27

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing images, language and some nudity

Running Time: 123 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Kickin’ It Old School

Logline: A breakdancer who has been in a coma for twenty years had to get used to life today

Featuring: Jamie Kennedy, Christopher McDonald, Maria Menounos, Michael Rosenbaum

Director: Harvey Glazer

Writers: Trace Slobotkin and Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on April 27

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

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

Next

Logline: When a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, a government agent seeks the help of a man who has the ability to see into the future

Featuring: Jessica Biel, Nicolas Cage, Peter Falk, Thomas Kretschmann, Julianne Moore

Director: Lee Tamahori

Writers: Gary Goldman and Jonathan Hensleigh and Paul Bernbaum, screen story by Gary Goldman, based on the novel story “The Golden Man” by Philip K. Dick

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on April 27

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

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Poison Friends

Logline: A group of college intellectuals are duped by a seductive and charming pathological liar. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Thomas Blanchard, Alexandre Steiger, Thibault Vincon, Malik Zidi

Director: Emmanuel Bourdieu

Writers: Emmanuel Bourdieu and Marcia Romano

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez

Logline: Documents the life of a Guatamalan immigrant who became the first U.S. soldier to die in the American-led war in Iraq. In English and in German and Spanish with subtitles

Director: Heidi Specogna

Distributor: Atopia Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

Logline: A group of guys who sang a cappella together in college reunite 15 years later to perform at a friend’s wedding

Featuring: David Alan Basche, Chris Bowers, Samrat Chakrabarti, Alexander Chaplin, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Feuerstein, Elizabeth Reaser, Molly Shannon

Director: Bruce Leddy

Writer: Bruce Leddy

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Village East VII in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Roslyn Trio in Roslyn NY on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Factoid!: The film showed at various festivals last spring under the title “Shut Up and Sing,” needing to change their title when the Dixie Chicks documentary was released theatrically first

Something to Cheer About

Logline: Documents the Crispus Attucks Tigers, the first all-black high school basketball team to win a US state championship in the 1950s, and how their victory helped to spark the Civil Rights Movement

Director: Betsy Blankenbaker

Distributor: Truly Indie/Lantern Lane Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Keystone Art Theatre in Indinapolis, Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Quad Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 65 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Snow Cake

Logline: An odd friendship between an autistic woman and a quiet brooding man who comes into her life through a twist of personal fate

Featuring: Jayne Eastwood, David Fox, Carrie-Anne Moss, Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver

Director: Marc Evans

Writer: Angela Pell

Distributor: IFC First Take

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City, Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ta Ra Rum Pum

Logline: A NASCAR driver from India and his family have trouble coping with his injury after a bad crash. In Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Shruti Seth

Director: Siddharth Raj Anand

Distributor: Yash Raj Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on April 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 160 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Wind Chill

Logline: Two college students share a ride home for the holidays, but break down on a deserted stretch of road, where they are menaced by the ghosts of all those who died there

Featuring: Emily Blunt, Martin Donovan, Ashton Holmes

Director: Greg Jacobs

Writers: Joe Gangemi and Steven Katz

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Burbank 16 in Burbank, the Chinese 6 in Hollywood, the Long Beach 26 in Long Beach CA, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Criterion 6 in Santa Monica, the Del Amo 18 in Torrance CA and in additional locations in select markets (40 locations total) on April 27

MPAA Rating: R for some violence and disturbing images

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

After the Wedding: Opens at the Ambler Theatre in Ambler PA, the Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville VA, Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver, the County Theatre in Doylestown PA, the Sunrise 11 in Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Fine Art Theatre in Fort Worth, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota

Air Guitar Nation: Opens at the Bijou at the Crossroad Cinemas in Austin

Becket: Opens at the Terrace Theatre in Charleston

Black Book: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Crossroad Cinemas in Boulder, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

Boy Culture: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Everything’s Gone GreenOpens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Drexel Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA the Westgate Art Cinemas in Madison WI and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

The Host: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor

Into Great Silence: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta and the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin

Killer of Sheep: Opens at the Athens Cine in Athens GA and the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

Mafioso: Opens at the Detroit Film Theatre in Detroit and at the Performing Arts Center Theatre in Westhampton Beach NY

Offside: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and in additional locations in select markets

Old Joy: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

The Page Turner: Opens at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas

Stephanie Daley: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

The Valet: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and in additional locations in major markets

Wild Tigers I Have Known: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA

The Wind that Shakes the Barley: Opens at the Guild Theatre in Albuquerque, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe and the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME

Year of the Dog: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and in additional locations in major markets

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Missing Victor Pellerin

Logline: Documents the life of the Montreal-based painter who, in 1990, burned all his work and disappears without a trace. In French with subtitles

Director: Sophie Deraspe

Distributor: Atopia Distribution

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on May 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Waitress

Logline: A pregnant waitress in an unhappy marriage finds love with a handsome strangers

Featuring: Nathan Fillion, Andy Griffith, Cheryl Hines, Keri Russell, Adrienne Shelly, Jeremy Sisto

Director: Adrienne Shelly

Writer: Adrienne Shelly

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on May 2

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

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, May 4, 2007

Away From Her

Logline: A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer’s disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home

Featuring: Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent, Kristen Thomson

Director: Sarah Polley

Writers: Sarah Polley, based on the short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” by Alice Munro

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in major markets on May 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Civic Duty

Logline: After losing his job and his house, a seemingly normal man quickly sinks into a media-fueled obsession with his country’s war on terrorism, spying on a Muslim student who has moved in to his neighborhood

Featuring: Peter Krause, Kari Matchett, Khaled Abol Naga, Richard Schiff, Ian Tracey

Director: Jeff Renfroe

Writer: Andrew Joiner

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Empire 25, the Chelsea 9 and the First and 62nd Street Cinemas in New York City, the Criterion 6 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in major markets (33 locations total) on May 4

MPAA Rating: R for language and some threatening situations

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Flying Scotsman

Logline: A young man who dreams of being a cycling champion builds a new bike out of parts from old washing machines

Featuring: Billy Boyd, Morven Christie, Brian Cox, Laura Fraser, Jonny Lee Miller

Director: Douglas Mackinnon

Writers: John Brown and Declan Hughes and Simon Rose

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington DC on May 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some mature thematic elements and strong language

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

L’Iceberg

Logline: After being locked in a walk-in fridge overnight, a disappearance her husband and children did not even notice, a fast-food restaurant manager develops an obsession for everything cold and icy, and decides to leave everything behind to move on to an iceberg. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Philippe Martz, Ophelie Rousseau, Lucy Tulugarjuk

Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy

Writers: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on May 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Lucky You

Logline: A professional poker player gets a lesson in life from a struggling singer as he collides with his estranged father at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas

Featuring: Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Debra Messing

Director: Curtis Hanson

Writers: Eric Roth and Curtis Hanson, story by Eric Roth

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2650 plus locations on May 4

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

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Other Conquest

Logline: The son of the Aztec Emperor works to preserve his people’s religious and cultural identity in the wake of the invasion of his land by Spanish conquerors and clergymen. In Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Inaki Aierra, Elpidia Carrillo, Damian Delgado, Jose Carlos Rodriguez

Director: Salvador Carrasco

Writer: Salvador Carrasco

Distributor: Union Station Media

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the High Ridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Towne Center 8 in Clovis CA, the Boulder Station 11 and the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio and the DeVargas 6 in Santa Fe on May 4

MPAA Rating: R for scenes of violence and some strong sexuality/nudity

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Factoid!: The film was originally released in Southern California in 2000, where it earned more than a million dollars in ticket sales in just a handful of theatres, but the film’s original distributor ceased operation before it could execute a further release and the film has remained out of distribution until now

Paris je t’aime

Logline: Twenty directors tackle eighteen of Paris’ most distinctive neighborhoods. In French and English, with subtitles.

Featuring: Melchior Besion, Steve Buscemi, Sergio Castellitto, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Emily Mortimer, Natalie Portman, Miranda Richardson, Rufus Sewell, Leonor Watling, Elijah Wood

Directors: Oliver Assaya, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Joel & Ethan Coen, Isabelle Coixet, Wes Craven, Gerard Depardieu & Frederic Aubertin, Vicenzo Natali, Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas, Oliver Schmitz, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant

Writers: Oliver Assayas, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Joel & Ethan Coen, Isabelle Coixet, Wes Craven, Vicenzo Natali, Gena Rowlands, Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas, Oliver Schmitz, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant

Distributor: First Look Studios

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on May 4

MPAA Rating: R for language and brief drug use

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Spider-Man 3

Logline: Forced to choose between the seductive power of his new suit, which enhances his powers but brings out the vengeful side of his personality, and compassionate hero he used to be, Peter Parker must overcome his personal demons as two of his most-feared villains gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution

Featuring: Thomas Haden Church, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Topher grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Tobey Maguire

Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Alvin Sargent, story by Ivan Raimi and Sam Raimi, based on characters created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4150 plus locations, including 53 IMAX locations, on May 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence

Running Time: 139:04 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Treatment

Logline: An emotionally paralyzed man embarks on a path of psychoanalysis with a maniacal shrink, while starting a new relationship with a widowed Manhattan socialite

Featuring: Chris Eigeman, Ian Holm, Famke Janssen

Director: Oren Rudavsky

Writers: Daniel Saul Housman and Oren Rudavsky, based on the novel by Daniel Menaker

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on May 4

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

After the Wedding: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise, the Paseo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Chelsea Cinemas in Chapel Hill NC, the Triplex Cinemas in Great Barrington MA, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey CA, the Green Hills Cinemas in Nashville, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, the Camelot Cinemas in Palm Springs, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Avon Theatre in Providence RI, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz

Air Guitar Nation: Opens at the San Marco Theatre in Jacksonville, the Sundance Theatre in Madison WI, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco

Black Book: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

Boy Culture: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambrdige MA

Disappearances: Opens at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and Landmark’s Metro Cinemas in Seattle

Dreaming Lhasa: Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Theatre in Boston, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Everything’s Gone GreenOpens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattles

Exterminating Angels: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

The Hawk is Dying: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

The Host: Opens at the Hunter Theatre in Hunter NY

Into Great Silence: Opens at the Cabot Street Cinema in Beverly MA, the Detroit Institute of Art Theatre in Detroit, the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Hartford, the Angelika Film Center in Houston and the Railroad Square Cinemass in Waterville ME

Jindabyne: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago and in additional locations in majr markets

Killer of Sheep: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Amherst Theatre in Buffalo and the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

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

The Page Turner: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Puccini for Beginners: Opens at the Hollywood Triplex in Portland OR

Rock the Bells: Opens at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles

The Valet: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

Waitress: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in major markets

The Wind that Shakes the Barley: Opens at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Allegro

Logline: A famous pianist returns home to his native Copenhagen to give a concert, discovering the choices he has made in his life have affected his love life greatly. In Danish with subtitles

Featuring: Helena Christensen, Svetoslav Korolev, Henning Moritzen, Niels Skousen, Ulrich Thomsen

Director: Christoffer Boe

Writers: Christoffer Boe and Mikael Wulff

Distributor: International Film Circuit

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Day Night Day Night

Logline: A 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square

Featuring: Tschi Hun Kim, Nyambi Nyambi, Gareth Saxe, Josh Phillip Weinstein, Luisa Williams

Director: Julia Loktev

Writer: Julia Loktev

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone

Logline: A gambler, beaten to near death after a con game gone wrong, falls for a local waitress after being nursed back to health by a mysterious stranger. In Bengali, Malay, Mandarin and Taiwanese with subtitles

Featuring: Norman Bin Atun, Shiang-chyi Chen, Pearlly Chua, Kang-sheng Lee

Director: Ming-liang Tsai

Writer: Ming-liang Tsai

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Looking for an Icon

Logline: Documents the stories behind four iconic images of the 20th Century, inclucing the pointblank shooting of a Vietnamese at the height of the Vietnam War and a solitary Chinese student facing an onslaught of tanks rolling into Tiananmen Square

Directors: Hans Pool and Maaik Krijsman

Distributor: First Run/Icarus Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on May 9

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 55 minutes, plus 30 minute documentary “The Day You’ll Love Me”

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Snow Cake: Opens at the Doris Duke Theatre in Honolulu

Friday, May 11, 2007

Blind Dating

Logline: A visually impaired young man falls in love with his East Indian nurse after he signs up for experimental brain surgery to restore his sight

Featuring: Frank Gerrish, Anjali Jay, Jayma Mays, Chris Pine, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Director: James Keach

Writer: Christopher Theo

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Brand Upon the Brain!

Logline: A young man returns to his childhood home, a twisted orphanage run by his parents

Featuring: Sullivan Brown, Gretchen Krich, Maya Lawson, Todd Moore, Katherine E. Scharhon

Director: Guy Maddin

Writers: Guy Maddin and George Toles

Distributor: The Film Company/Vitagraph Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Factoid: For its premiere engagement run at the Music Box in Chicago, the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the film will be presented as an expansive live event featuring an 11-piece live orchestra, a 5-person live foley team and a live celebrity narrator

Casting About

Logline: Documents the experience of casting for a dramatic film, weaving together footage from auditions with 350 actresses in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London and Los Angeles

Featuring: Madchen Amick, Nicole Eggert

Director: Barry J. Hershey

Distributor: Kino International

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on May 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Chalk

Logline: An earnest teacher attempts to win his school’s coveted Teacher of the Year Award, despite his woefull ineptitude due to a complete lack of experience and social skills

Featuring: Jeff Guerrero, Shannon Haragan, Chris Mass, Janelle Schremmer, Troy Schremmer

Director: Mike Akel

Writers: Mike Akel and Chris Mass

Distributor: Morgan Spurlock Presents/Hart Sharp Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on May 11

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 84 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Delta Farce

Logline: Three bumbling Army reservists bound for Iraq are accidentally dropped at Mexican village besieged by hostile forces

Featuring: Larry the Cable Guy, Keith David, Bill Engvall, DJ Qualls, Danny Trejo

Director: CB Harding

Writers: Bear Aderhold and Thomas F.X. Sullivan

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on May 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Ex

Logline: A New York couple adjusts to their new home in Madison, Wisconsin, where he goes to work with his father-in-law at an ad agency.

Featuring: Jason Bateman, Zach Braff, Mia Farrow, Donal Logue, Amanda Peet

Director: Jesse Peretz

Writers: Jesse Peretz

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Criterion 6 in Santa Monica, the Plant 16 in Van Nuys and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on May 11

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Georgia Rule

Logline: A rebellious, uncontrollable teenager is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother in Idaho

Featuring: Cary Elwes, Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman, Lindsey Lohan, Dermot Mulroney

Director: Gary Marshall

Writer: Mark Andrus

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on May 11

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and some language

Running Time: 111 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Golden Door

Logline: On the advice of a stranger, a Sicilian family travels to America via Ellis Island in search of good fortune and a better life. In English and in Italian with subtitles

Featuring: Vincenzo Amato, Charlotte Gainsburg, Aurora Quattrocchi

Director: Emanuele Crialese

Writers: Emanuele Crialese

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on May 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief graphic nudity

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Hip Hop Project

Logline: Documents a formerly homeless New York teenager who inspires a group of NYC teens to transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop

Director: Matt Ruskin

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Houston, the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. on May 11

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Parallel

Logline: A high school student suspects he is living parallel lives at the same time, his current life and one in the future when he is approaching 40

Featuring: Darla Gordon, Taylor Gerard Hart, Elliot V. Kotek, Margaret Scarborough

Director: Jack Piandaryan

Writer: Jack Piandaryan

Distributor: Piandaryan Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino on May 11

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Salon

Logline: A Beautyshop owner finds romance as she struggles to save her business

Featuring: Brooke Burns, Vivica A. Fox, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Terrence Howard, Garrett Morris, Kym Whitley

Director: Mark Brown

Writer: Mark Brown

Distributor: The Bigger Picture/Fox Rhythm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on May 11

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

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Show Business: The Road to Broadway

Logline: Documents four musicals (Wicked, Avenue Q, Taboo, and Caroline, or Change) from inception to the Tony Awards

Featuring: Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Boy George, Idina Menzel, Rosie O’Donnell

Director: Dori Berinstein

Writers: Dori Berinstein and Richard Hankin

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on May 11

MPAA Rating: PG for language and some sexual references

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

28 Weeks Later

Logline: With the help of American forces, the British government tries to repopulate London after a mysterious viral outbreak left the area ravaged and inhospitable

Featuring: Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Catherine McCormack, Harold Perrineau, Jeremy Renner

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Writers: Rowan Joffe and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and E.L. Lavinge and Jesus Olmo, based on characters and situations created by Alex Garland

Distributor: Fox Atomic

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on May 11

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and gore, language and some sexuality/nudity.

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Adam’s Apples: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA

After the Wedding: Opens at the Pilot Butte Cinemas in Bend OR, the Terrace Theatre in Charleston SC, the Drexel East Cinemas in Columbus OH, the Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis OR, the Fleur Theatre in Des Moines, the Bijou Theatre in Eugene OR, the Studio Cinemas in Memphis, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Dundee Theatre in Omaha, the Colony Theatre in Raleigh NC, the Westhampton Theatre in Richmond VA, the Bijou @ the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio, the Carolina Theatre in Santa Cruz NC, and the Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville ME

Air Guitar Nation: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Avalon Theatre in Corvallis OR, the Bijou Theatre in Eugene OR and the Webster University Theatre in St. Louis

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

Disappearances: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City

Downtown: A Street Tale: Opens at Laemmle’s One Colorado Plaza Cinemas in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Exterminating Angels: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

In Search of Mozart: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City

Into Great Silence: Opens at the Bijou At the Crossroads in San Antonio and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe

Jindabyne: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

Killer of Sheep: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Fall Creek Pictures in Ithica NY and the Ritz Theatres in Philadelphia

Mafioso: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Little Theatre in Rochester NY

The Other Conquest: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills and the Metropolitan 14 in Austin

The Page Turner: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez: Opens at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles

Snow Cake: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Stephanie Daley: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and the Upstate Films Theatre in Rhinebeck NY

Summer in Berlin: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Waitress: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX and in additional locations in select markets

The Wind that Shakes the Barley: Opens at the Bill Cosford Cinemas in Coral Gables, the Museum of Fine Arts Theatre in Fort Worth, the Tivoli @ Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Orpheum Theatre in Madison WI and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Wedesday, May 16, 2007

The Changeling

Logline: Desperate to break her engagement to a man she does not love, a young woman enlists the help of her father’s servant to help remedy the situation

Featuring: Clyde Baldo, Chris Brady, Wendy Herlich

Director: Jay Stern

Writer: Jay Stern, based on the play by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

Distributor: Jay Stern Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in New York City on May 16

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Brand Upon the Brain: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City

Friday, May 18, 2007

Brooklyn Rules

: Three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty in 1985 Brooklyn

Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Scott Caan, Jerry Ferrara, Freddie Prinze Jr, Mena Suvari

Director: Michael Corrente

Writer: Terence Winter

Distributor: City Lights Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City and Providence RI on May 18

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

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Captivity

Logline: A man and a woman awaken to find themselves chained to each other in a cellar, slowly being driven mad by their kidnapper as the truth about their abduction is revealed

Featuring: Laz Alonso, Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Michael Harney, Pruitt Taylor Vince

Director: Roland Joffe

Writer: Larry Cohen

Distributor: After Dark Films/Freestyle Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations on May 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Even Money

Logline: Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives

Featuring: Kim Basinger, Nick Cannon, Danny DeVito, Kelsey Grammer, Carla Gugino, Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker

Director: Mark Rydell

Writer: Robert Tannen

Distributor: Yari Film Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Los Angeles and New York City on May 18

MPAA Rating: R for language, violence and brief sexuality

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Fay Grim

Logline: A woman is coerced by a CIA agent to try and locate notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband

Featuring: Liam Aiken, Saffron Burrows, Jeff Goldblum, Parker Posey, Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak

Director: Hal Hartley

Writer: Hal Hartley

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Flying Monkey Arts Center in Huntsville AL, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the IFC Film Center in New York City, the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert CA, Landmark’s Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto CA, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, The Camera 12 in San Jose, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA, the CCA Cinematheque Theatre in Santa Fe, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on May 18

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality

Running Time: 118 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Flanders

Logline: A young man fighting in a war survives through the sheer will that his love for a childhood friend will be returned once he returns. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Samuel Boidin, Jean-Marie Bruveart, Henri Cretel, Adelaide Leroux, David Poulain

Director: Bruno Dumont

Writer: Bruno Dumont

Distributor: International Film Circuit

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City on May 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Hollywood Dreams

Logline: A young woman from Iowa lands in Hollywood, full of dreams of making it big in movies

Featuring: Karen Black, Tanna Frederick, Justin Kirk, Melissa Leo, Zack Norman

Director: Henry Jaglom

Writer: Henry Jaglom

Distributor: The Rainbow Film Company

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Twon Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets
on May 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Memories of Tomorrow

Logline: A successful sales manager at an advertising agency is diagnosed with an early onset Alzheimer’s disease. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Kazue Fukiishi, Kanako Higuchi, Asami Mizukawa, Kenji Sakaguchi, Ken Watanabe

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi

Writers: Hakaru Sunamoto and Uiko Miura, based on the novel “Ashita No Kioku” by Hiroshi Ogiwara

Distributor: Eleven Arts

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the ImaginAsian Theatre in New York City on May 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 122 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Once

Logline: A young man who works part-time helping his father run a small, vacuum cleaner repair business dreams of one day having his songs recorded and landing a record deal

Featuring: Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova

Director: John Carney

Writer: John Carney

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on May 18

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Rolling Like a Stone

Logline: Documents a wild weekend in 1965 when the Rolling Stones toured through Sweden with two local rock bands, The Namelosers and The Gonks, who filmed the experience. In Swedish with subtitles

Directors: Stefan Berg and Magnus Gertten

Distributor: The Swedish Film Institute

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on May 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 65 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Severance

Logline: A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division of the multi-national weapons company when they become the victims of a group of crazed killers who will stop at nothing to see them dead

Featuring: Claudie Blakley, Babou Ceesay, Tim McInnerny, Andy Nyman, Toby Stephens

Director: Christopher Smith

Writers: James Moran and Christopher Smith, story by James Moran

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on May 18

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

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital EX

Shrek the Third

Logline: Wackiness is sure to ensue when Shrek is charged with finding the rightful heir to the throne of Never Never Land before that charming rogue Prince Charming claims it for himself

Featuring the voices of: Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Eric Idle, John Krasinski, Ian McShane, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amy Sedaris, Justin Timberlake

Director: Chris Miller

Writers: Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman and Chris Miller & Aron Warner, story by Andrew Adamson, based on characters created by William Steig

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4150 plus locations on May 18

MPAA Rating: PG for some crude humor, suggestive content and swashbuckling action

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital DTS, SDDS

Ten Canoes

Logline: Collaborating closely with the Ramingining Aboriginal community of the Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory, the filmmakers usese film to honor indigenous oral tradition. In Ganalbingu with subtitles

Featuring: Richard Birrinbirrin, David Gulpilil, Jamie Gulpilil, Crusoe Kurddal, Peter Minygululu

Directors: Rolf De Heer and Peter Djigirr

Writer: Rolf De Heer

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on May 18

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphis (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Wendell Baker Story

Logline: An eternally optimistic com man tries to fulfill his big time dreams with small time schemes

Featuring: Seymour Cassel, Kris Kristofferson, Eva Mendes, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson

Directors: Andrew Wilson and Luke Wilson

Writer: Luke Wilson

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in major markets on May 18

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

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Expanding today

After the Wedding: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Downtown West Cinemas in Knoxville, the Green Theatre in Lexington, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe, the Visualite Cinemas in Staunton VA, the Miracle Theatre in Tallahassee and the Town Hall Theatre in Wilton MA
the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Everything’s Gone GreenOpens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

In Search of Mozart: Opens at Laemmle’s Grande 4 in Los Angeles

Into Great Silence: Opens at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver and the Crest Theatre in Sacramento

Killer of Sheep: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Main Street Cinema in Cincinnati, the Upstate Films Theatre in Rhinebeck NY, the Castro Theatre in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael

Mafioso: Opens at the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth and the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

The Other Conquest: Opens at the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe

Paris Je T’aime (First Look Studios): Opens at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Snow Cake: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Waitress: Opens at Laemmle’s Fallbrook 7 in West Hills CA and in additional locations in select markets

Wild Tigers I Have Known: Opens at the Webster University Theatre in St. Louis

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Boss of It All

Logline: An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company’s president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelandic businessman. In English and in Danish, Icelandic and Russian with subtitles

Featuring: Jens Albinus, Jean-Marc Barr, Benedikt Erlingsson, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Peter Gantzler, Iben Hjejle

Director: Lars von Trier

Writer: Lars von Trier

Distributor: IFC First Take

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City on May 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 99 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Weisenthal

Logline: Documents the life of the legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal and his determined fight for justice, providing enlightening insight into what drove his search and what kept him going

Narrator: Nicole Kidman

Director: Richard Trank

Distributor: Luminous Velocity Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on May 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Nine Star Hotel

Logline: Documents the lives of a group of nomadic Palestinian men as they try to illegally cross into Israel looking for construction jobs. In Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles

Director: Ido Haar

Distributor: Koch Lorber Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on May 23

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 78 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Orange Winter

Logline: Documents the protests that surrounded Kiev after the failed 2004 Ukrainian Presidential elections, the biggest mass protest in post-Soviet history. In English and in Ukranian with subtitles

Director: Andrei Zagdansky

Distributor: AZ Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 72 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, May 25, 2007

Angel-A

Logline: A beautiful woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Olivier Claverie, Jamel Debbouze, Gilbert Melki, Kate Nauta, Rie Rasmussen, Serge Riaboukine

Director: Luc Besson

Writers: Luc Besson

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino CA, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in New York City on May 25

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Amu

Logline: A young Indian American woman returns to India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born, stumbling across information about a horrifying genocide twenty years previous which turns out to hold the key to her mysterious origins. In English and in Bengali, Hindi and Punjabi with subtitles

Featuring: Chaiti Ghosh, Brinda Karat, Ankur Khanna, Konkona Sen Sharma, Yashpal Sharma

Director: Shonali Bose

Writer: Shonali Bose

Distributor: Emerging Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village Theatre and the ImaginAsian Theatre in New York City on May 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Bug

Logline: A man and woman living in a dingy motel room become paranoid that they have bugs under their skin

Featuring: Lynn Collins, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Brian O’Bryne, Michael Shannon

Director: William Friedkin

Writer: Tracy Letts, based on his play

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on May 25

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

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Espelho Magico

Logline: Fresh out of jail, a young man is taken by his brother to work for a woman who spends her days waiting for the Virgin Mary to appear at her spacious country estate. In French, Portuguese and Spanish with subtitles

Featuring: Luis Miguel Cintra, Marisa Paredes, Michel Piccoli, Leonor Silveira, Ricardo Trepa

Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Writers: Manoel de Oliveira, based on the novel by Agustina Bessa-Luis

Distributor: Lusomundo Audiovisuais

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on May 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 137 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Factoid!: The now 98 year-old de Oliveira has directed 16 films in the past ten years

The Golden Door

Logline: In the early Twentieth Century, a poor Italian farmer who has recently lost his wife packs up his entire family to emigrate to the United States. In English and in Italian with subtitles

Featuring: Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Filippo Pucillo, Aurora Quattrocchi

Director: Emanuele Crialese

Writer: Emanuele Crialese

Distributor: Miramax Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in Los Angeles and New York City on May 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief graphic nudity

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Factoid!: Vincent Schiavelli died during the shooting of the film, before all of his role was completed. Rather than cutting him from the film, the director rewrote the script to make better sense of the character and to honor the final role of this great character actor

Paprika

Logline: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient’s dreams is stolen, only a young female therapist can stop the insanity. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring the voices of: Toru Emori, Toru Furuya, Megumi Hayshibara, Katsunosuke Hori

Director: Satoshi Kon

Writers: Seishi Minakami and Satoshi Kon, story by Yasutaka Tsutsui

Distributor: Sony Picutres Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in major markets on May 25

MPAA Rating: R for violence

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Logline: Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle to save Jack Sparrow

Featuring: Lee Arenberg, Orlando Bloom, Mackenzie Crook, Jack Davenport, Johnny Depp, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Keira Knightley, Reggie Lee, Kevin McNally, Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Geoffrey Rush, Stellan Skarsgard, Chow Yun-Fat

Director: Gore Verbinski

Writers: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, based on Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean and characters created by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 4150 plus locations on May 25

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence and some frightening images

Running Time: 170 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

After the Wedding: Opens at the Majestic Theatre in Gettysburg PA

Air Guitar Nation: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

Mafioso: Opens in Minneapolis

Paris je T’aime: Opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and in additional locations in select markets

Snow Cake: Opens at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Springs

Stephanie Daley: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and in San Francisco

The Valet: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

Waitress: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento

The Wind that Shakes the Barley: Opens at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington and the Loft Cinemas in Tucson

Friday, June 1, 2007

Crazy Love

Logline: The true story of New Yorkers Burt Pugach and Linda Riss that was played out in the headlines of the tabloids.

Directors: Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Cinemas 1 2 3, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, and the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY on June 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Day Watch

Logline: A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event. In Russian with subtitles

Featuring: Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Mariya Poroshina, Galina Tyunina, Viktor Verzhbitsky

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Writers: Sergei Lukyanenko and Timur Bekmambetov and Alexander Talal, based on the novel “Dnevnoi Dozor” by Sergei Lukyanenko and Vladimir Vasilev

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in major markets on June 1

MPAA Rating: R for violence

Running Time: 132 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Gracie

Logline: A teenage girl fights to play professional soccer.

Featuring: Dermot Mulroney, Carly Schroeder, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue

Director: Davis Guggenheim

Writers: Karen Janszen and Lisa Marie Petersen

Distributor: Picturehouse

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on June 1

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief sexual content

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Knocked Up

Logline: A young man and a young woman have an unexpected consequence of their one-night stand

Featuring: Katherine Heigl, Leslie Mann, Harold Ramis, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd

Director: Judd Apatow

Writer: Judd Apatow

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2850 plus locations on June 1

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

Running Time: 132 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Mr. Brooks

Logline: A mild-mannered man has his secret life exposed by an opportunistic photographer

Featuring: Dane Cook, Kevin Costner, William Hurt, Jason Lewis, Demi Moore, Matt Schulze

Director: Bruce A. Evans

Writers: Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on June 1

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, nudity and language

Running Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

O Quinto Imperio – Ontem Como Hoje

Logline: El Rei Sebastiao, the 16th King of Portugal, sets off for Africa to fight in the name of Christ. In Portuguese with subtitles

Featuring: David Almeida, Luis Miguel Cintra, Gloria de Matos, Miguel Guilherme, Ricardo Trepa

Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Writers: Manoel de Oliveira, based on the novel “El-Rei Sebastiao” by Jose Regio

Distributor: Lusomundo Audiovisuais

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on May 25

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Factoid!: The now 98 year-old de Oliveira has directed 16 films in the past ten years

Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman

Logline: The life and times of Britain’s most prolific hangman

Featuring: Eddie Marsan, Michael Norton, Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson

Director: Adrian Shergold

Writer: Jeff Pope

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on June 1

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing images, nudity and brief sexuality

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Rise: Blood Hunter

Logline: A female reporter wakes up in a morgue to find herself a member of the undead

Featuring: Michael Chiklis, James D’Arcy, Carla Gugino, Lucy Liu

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez

Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez

Distributor: IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 1

MPAA Rating: R for strong horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity, language, and brief drug use

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Trials of Darryl Hunt

Logline: Documents the ordeal of a man convicted of rape and murder who remained in jail two decades despite DNA evidence exonerating him

Directors: Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on June 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

What the Snow Brings

Logline: After losing all his money on a bad bet, a man finds work as a stable boy at his brother’s horse ranch. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring:

Director: Kichitaro Negishi

Writer: Masato Kato, based on the novel “Yuki Ni Negau Koto” by Sho Narumi

Distributor: Eleven Arts

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills on June 1

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 112 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding today

Adam’s Apples: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Starz Film Center in Denver and the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR

After the Wedding: Opens at the Catskill Mountain Theatre in Hunter NY

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

The Hawk is Dying: Opens at the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville FL

Killer of Sheep: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Mafioso: Opens at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Memories of Tomorrow: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills

Paprika: Opens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets

Show Business: The Road to Broadway: Opens at The Landmark in West Los Angeles

Snow Cake: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Stephanie Daley: Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago
For Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between early June 2007 and 2010, please visit the second section of The Early Report

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