The Early Report for February 15, 2009

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 four weeks, including actual and estimated screen counts, running times and ratings. This week’s report covers 35 known new movies opening in theatres between Friday 2/20/09 and Friday 3/13/09, plus dozens more titles expanding their runs during this timeframe.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Delhi 6

Logline: An American-born Hindu goes on a spiritual journey after he brings his ailing grandmother back to India. In English and Hindi with subtitles

Featuring: Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Sonam Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni, Om Puri

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Writers: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Prasoon Joshi and Kamlesh Pandey

Distributor: UTV Communications

Opening Week Release Pattern: 70 plus locations in select markets on February 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Eleven Minutes

Logline: Documents the life of Jay McCarroll after he won the first season competition of “Project Runway”

Directors: Michael Selditch and Robert Tate

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on February 20

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 103 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Fired Up!

Logline: Two high school friends pretend to be cheerleaders so they can be the only two guys at cheerleader camp

Featuring: Nicholas D’Agosto, John Michael Higgins, AnnaLynne McCord, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Roemer, Molly Sims

Director: Will Gluck

Writer: Freedom Jones

Distributor: Screen Gems

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on February 20

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, partial nudity, language and some teen partying

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Must Read After My Death

Logline: Documents the recorded history of a family of free thinkers in Hartford CT in the 1960s who kept extensive audio and written notes about their psychotherapy

Director: Morgan Dews

Distributor: Gigantic Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 73 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Three Monkeys

Logline: A family is dislocated when small failings blow up into extravagant lies. In Turkish with subtitles

Featuring: Hatice Aslan, Gurkan Aydin, Ercan Kesal, Cafer Kose, Ahmet Rifat Sungar

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Writers: Ebru Ceylan & Nuri Bilge Ceylan & Ercan Kesal

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Seattle exclusive on February 20

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail

Logline: A mischievous grandma lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters

Featuring: Viola Davis, Vanessa Ferlito, Derek Luke, Tyler Perry, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Sophia Vergara

Director: Tyler Perry

Writer: Tyler Perry

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2150 plus locations on February 20

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

Running Time:

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

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

Azur & Asmar: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis

Ballast: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

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

Beauty in Trouble: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta

Cherry Blossoms: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Class: Opens at Landmark’s Besthesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and in additional locations in select markets

Crips and Bloods: Made in America: Opens at the Red Vic Movie Theatre in San Francisco

Eleven Minutes: Opens at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

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

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Made in U.S.A.: Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Theatre in Boston

Medicine for Melancholy: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

Moscow, Belgium: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Opens at tthe Spectrum Theatre in Albany NY, the Hollywood 14 in Asheville NC, he Cine Theatre in Athens GA, Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Mindframe 6 in Dubuque IA, the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester MA, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Michigan Theatre in Jackson MI, the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Miami Beach FL, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Theatre in Oklahoma City, the Maiden Alley Cinemas in Paducah KY, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Tallahassee Film Society in Tallahassee and the Tampa Theatre in Tampa

One Day You’ll Understand: Opens at the Browning Cinema in Notre Dame IN

The Secret of the Grain: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Serbis: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Stranded: I’ve Come from a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains: Opens at the Harris Theatre in Pittsburgh

Three Monkeys: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

The Village Barbershop: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago and the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Waltz with Bashir: Opens at Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Wendy and Lucy: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

The Wild Child: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Examined Life

Logline: Documents philosophers Peter Singer, Cornel West and Slavoj Zizek as they travel through New York City discussing intellectual discourse and its power to transform our understanding of the world

Director: Astra Taylor

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Friday, February 27, 2009

An American Affair

Logline: A teenage boy comes of age in the days of John F. Kennedy’s Presidency

Featuring: Cameron Bright, Gretchen Mol, Mark Pellegrino, James Rebhorn, Perrey Reeves, Noah Wyle

Director: William Olsson

Writers: Alex Metcalf

Distributor: Screen Media Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on February 27

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Bob Funk

Logline: A man who has just been fired from his job by his own mother starts to fall for the woman of his dreams, who is also his new boxx

Featuring: Michael Leydon Campbell, Rachael Leigh Cook, Stephen Root, Amy Ryan, Grace Zabriskie

Director: Craig Carlisle

Writer: Craig Carlisle

Distributor: Cinema Epoch

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on February 27

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Crossing Over

Logline: A group of immigrants of different nationalities struggle to achieve legal status in Los Angeles, while their desperate scenarios test the humanity of the immigrant enforcement officers charged with dealing with the situation

Featuring: Summer Bishil, Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Sean Penn

Director: Wayne Kramer

Writer: Wayne Kramer

Distributor: The Weinstein Company/MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on February 27

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

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Echelon Conspiracy

Logline: A young American engineer finds himself the target of a deadly international plot

Featuring: Edward Burns, Jonathan Pryce, Ving Rhames, Martin Sheen, Shane West

Director: Greg Marcks

Writers: Kevin Elders and Michael Nitsberg

Distributor: After Dark Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: 400 plus locations on February 27

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, some sexuality and brief language

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience

Logline: Documents the 2008 concert tour by the titular multi-platinum selling band

Featuring: Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift

Director: Bruce Hendricks

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1200 plus Digital 3D locations on February 27

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 76 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead

Logline: Documents the efforts of one man’s crusade to save capital punishment from the mounting wave of moratoriums and death-row commutations

Director: Ted Schillenger

Distributor: Atlas Media Corporation

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Logline: Devastated by the kidnapping of her father, a young woman takes to the streets of Hong Kong to embark on an epic quest for justice

Featuring: Moon Bloodgood, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein, Kristen Kreuk, Neal McDonouogh

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Writer: Justin Marks, based on the Capcom video games

Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on February 27

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Trouble with Romance

Logline: A disparate group of couples explore the challenges and heartaches that come with falling and staying in love

Featuring: David Eigenberg, Roger Fan, Kip Pardue, Sheetal Sheth, Jen Siebel

Director: Gene Rhee

Writers: Gene Rhee & Sharri Hefner & Mike Su

Distributor: Sweet Violet Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on February 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Amarcord: Opens at Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego and the Castro Theatre in San Francisco

Azur & Asmar: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Ballerina: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Beauty in Trouble: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas

Cherry Blossoms: Opens at Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

The Class: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee

Donkey Punch: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

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

Let the Right One In: Opens at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville FL and the Union Theatre in Milwaukee

Must Read After My Death: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Pray the Devil Back to Hell: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Stranded: I’ve Come from a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains: Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Theatre in Houston

Three Monkeys: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Trouble the Water: Opens at the Cinema Salem in Salem MA

Two Lovers: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Alamo Draft House South Lamar Theatre in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Bronxville Cinemas in Bronxville NY, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Hollywood Hits Theatre in Danvers MA, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark’s Greenwood Village 6 in Greenwood Village CO, Landmark’s River Oaks Cinemas in Houston, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Madison Art Cinemas in Madison CT, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark’s Edina Cinemas in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven, the Dundee Art Theatre in Omaha, Landmark’s Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Princeton Garden Theatre in Princeton NJ, the Roslyn Cinemas in Roslyn Heights NY, Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Rialto Lakeside 5 in Santa Rosa CA, Landmark’s Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in St. Louis, Landmark’s Embassy Cinemas in Waltham MA, Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Cinema 100 Twin in White Plains NY

Waltz with Bashir: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL and Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

Wendy and Lucy: Opens at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and the George Eastman House in Rochester NY

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

12

Logline: 12 jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager charged with murdering his stepfather. In Chechen and Russian with subtitles

Featuring: Sergey Garmash, Sergei Gazarov, Sergei Makovetsky, Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksei Petrenko, Yuriy Stoyanov

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov

Writers: Nikita Mikhalkov and Vladimir Moiseyenko and Aleksandr Novototsky

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent images, disturbing content, thematic material, brief sexual and drug references, and smoking

Running Time: 159 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Friday, March 6, 2009

Everlasting Moments

Logline: The lives of a woman and those in her village change when she wins a camera in the lottery. In Finnish and Swedish with subtitles

Featuring: Jesper Christensen, Maria Heiskanen, Emil Jensen, Ghita Norby, Mikael Persbrandt

Director: Jan Troell

Writer: Niklas Radstrom, story by Jan Troell and Agneta Ulfsater-Troell

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on March 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 131 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Fados

Logline: Documents the world of fado, a vibrant strand of contemporary world music sometimes referred to as the Portuguese blues. In Portuguese with subtitles

Director: Carlos Saura

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on March 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Frontier of Dawn

Logline: A photographer begins an affair with an actress. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Louis Garrel, Olivier Massart, Clementine Poidatz, Laura Smet

Director: Philippe Garrel

Writers: Marc Cholodenko and Arlette Langmann

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the BAM Cinematheque in Brooklyn on March 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Horsemen

Logline: A recently widowed detective discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Featuring: Clifton Collins Jr., Dennis Quaid, Chelcie Ross, Peter Stormare, Ziyi Zhang

Director: Jonas Akerlund

Writer: David Callaham

Distributor: Lionsgate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on March 6

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

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Phoebe in Wonderland

Logline: Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a little girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher

Featuring: Patricia Clarkson, Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Bill Pullman, Campbell Scott

Director: Daniel Barnz

Writers: Daniel Barnz

Distributor: THINKFilm

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

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

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Sherman’s Way

Logline: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work finds himself on a road trip with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time

Featuring: Lacey Chabert, Enrico Colantoni, James LeGros, Donna Murphy, Michael Shulman

Director: Craig M. Saavedra

Writer: Tom Nance

Distributor: Starry Night Entertainment

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

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Tokyo!

Logline: A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories. In French and Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Yu Aoi, Jean-Francois Balmer, Ayako Fujitani, Ryo Kase, Teruyuki Kagawa, Denis Lavant

Directors: Joon-ho Bong and Leos Carax and Michel Gondry

Writers: Joon-ho Bong and Leos Carax and Michel Gondry

Distributor: Liberation Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on March 6

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Venus & Vegas

Logline: Three petty crooks juggle their personal relationships while weaving their way through a botched burglary

Featuring: Donald Faison, Eddie Guerra, Jaime Pressly, Roseyln Sanchez, Molly Sims, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Director: Demian Lichtenstein

Writer: Eddie Guerra

Distributor: 41Inc.

Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus locations on March 6

MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Watchmen

Logline: When one of his former compatriots is murdered, a masked vigilante begins his own investigation, discovering a far more terrifying plot to destroy the world

Featuring: Malin Ackerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson

Director: Zack Snyder

Writers: David Hayter and Alex Tse, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations on March 6

MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language

Running Time: 160 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Absurdistan: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA and Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia

An American Affair: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Azur & Asmar: Opens at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

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

Che: The Roadshow Engagement: Opens at Landmark’s Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore and Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis

Cherry Blossoms: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta and Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH

Examined Life: Opens at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center in New Orleans and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Let the Right One In: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise

12: Opens at Laemmele’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

Wendy and Lucy: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe

The Wild Child: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and in San Francisco

Friday, March 13, 2009

Brothers at War

Logline: Documents a filmmaker’s attempt to film his two brothers as they fight in the Middle East

Director: Jake Rademacher

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the River East 15 in Chicago, the Columbus 15 in Columbus GA, the Fayetteville 12 in Fayetteville NC, the Jacksonville 16 in Jacksonville NC, the Raliegh 15 in Raleigh NC and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC on March 13

MPAA Rating: R for language and a brief war image

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Carmen & Geoffrey

Logline: Documents the lives of two of modern dance’s giants, Carmen De Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder

Directors: Linda Atkinson and Nick Doob

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on March 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Edge of Love

Logline: Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both

Featuring: Keira Knightley, sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Rhys

Director: John Maybury

Writer: Sharman Macdonald

Distributor: Image Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets on March 13

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

CREDIT ABUSE: There are FOURTEEN producers, co-producers, associate producers, line producers and executive producers listed for this film

The Last House on the Left

Logline: Three ruthless criminals take refuge in a secluded house in the woods, unaware the owners are the parents of a girl they just attacked and left for dead

Featuring: Garret Dillahunt, Tony Goldwyn, Martha MacIssac, Sara Paxton, Monica Potter

Director: Dennis Iliadis

Writers: Adam Alleca and Carl Ellsworth, based on the 1972 film written by Wes Craven

Distributor: Rogue Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations on March 13

MPAA Rating: R for sadistic brutal violence including a rape and disturbing images, language, nudity and some drug use

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Miss March

Logline: A young man awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world’s most famous men’s magazines

Featuring: Raquel Alessi, Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Craig Robinson, Molly Stanton

Director: Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore

Writers: Zach Cregger & Trevor Moore

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on March 13

MPAA Rating: R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use

Running Time: 89 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

A Perfect Getaway

Logline: A Hawaiian honeymoon turns dangerous for newlyweds who discover they are being stalked by a pair of killers

Featuring: Milla Jovovich, Timothy Olyphant, Kiele Sanchez, Marley Shelton, Steve Zahn

Director: David Twohy

Writer: David Twohy

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets on March 13

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Race to Witch Mountain

Logline: A Vegas cab driver is hired by two teens to take them to a secret place in the middle of the desert

Featuring: Carla Gugino, Ciaran Hinds, Dwayne Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, Cheech Marin, Gary Marshall, AnnaSophia Robb

Director: Andy Fickman

Writers: Matt Lopez and Mark Bomback and Andy Fickman

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations on March 13

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of action and violence, frightening and dangerous situations, and some thematic elements

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Spinning into Butter

Logline: A dean of students is thrust into a hate-crime investigation

Featuring: Beau Bridges, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Rebhorn, Miranda Richarson, Mykelti Williamson

Director: Mark Brokaw

Writer: Rebecca Gilman, based on her play

Distributor: Screen Media Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City on March 13

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 86 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Tokyo Sonata

Logline: An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company. In Japanese with subtitles

Featuring: Haruka Igawa, Teruyuki Kagawa, Inowaki Kai, Kyoko Koizumi, Yu Koyanagi

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Writers: Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Max Mannix and Sachiko Tanaka

Distributor: Regent Releasing

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

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

Running Time: 119 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Z

Logline: Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Charles Denner, Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jacques Perrin, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Director: Costa-Gavras

Writer: Jorge Semprun, based on the novel by Vasilis Vasilikos

Distributor: Rialto Pictures

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

MPAA Rating: PG

Running Time: 127 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

Expanding today

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

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

An American Affair: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA

Beauty in Trouble: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Crips and Bloods: Made in America: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

The Objective: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Pray the Devil Back to Hell: Opens at Landmark’s Gateway Cinemas in Columbus OH

The Secrets: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

Sherman’s Way: Opens at Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica

Tokyo!: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Wendy and Lucy: Opens at the Rose Theatre in Port Townsend WA

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