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Francis Ford Coppola

Coppola is an amazing talent whose inspiration and influence spans many generations. Virtually the link between the studio system of yesteryear and the independent minded filmmaker of the modern age, Coppola became the first major film director to emerge from a university degree program in filmmaking, thus legitimizing a now common route for many future filmmakers.

This Academy Award winner continues to enjoy an enormous critical and popular success due in large part to Coppola’s ability to break down an epic saga of crime and the struggle for power into the basic story of a father and his sons, punctuating the prevalent theme throughout Coppola’s oeuvre: the importance of family in today’s world. His personal portrait mixed tender moments with harsh brutality and redefined the genre of gangster films.

This intense, yet unassuming thriller has an impact that touches the viewer on a personal level and raises the question of privacy and security in a world of technology – thirty years ago! Coppola’s then virtually unknown cast is a roster of inevitable superstars, including Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, and Robert Duvall. This Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Sound lost out to Coppola’s other great effort of the year, The Godfather: Part II.

Coppola's masterful Vietnam War-updating of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" was the first major motion picture about the infamous “conflict”. This colossal epic was shot on location in the Philippines over the course of more than a year and contains some of the most extraordinary combat footage ever filmed. Unforgettable battle sequences and sterling performances from every cast member (including Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Harrison Ford, Scott Glenn, and Martin Sheen) mark this Academy Award-winning drama as a must-see for any true film fanatic.

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The Early Report for October 28, 2002

October 28th, 2002

A weekly rundown of the upcoming releases

Week of November 1 to 7, 2002
Besotted
Logline: A sorceress uses magical powers to manipulate the lives of her characters who reside in a picturesque New England fishing community
Featuring: Holly Angell Hardmann, Jim Chiros
Director: Holly Angell Hardmann
Writer: Holly Angell Hardmann
Distributor: Artistic License
Opening Week Release Pattern: Excsluive to the Village East in New York City on November 1
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Stereo

Daughter From Danang
Logline: Documentary about a young woman who meets her birth mother, 22 years after they were separated during Operation Babylift in the final days of the Vietnam conflict
Directors: Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco
Distributor: Balcony Releasing, in association with Cowboy Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York on November 1
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 81 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Stereo

Food Of Love
Logline: A passionate love affair begins between a young muscial student and his employer, a world famous pianist
Featuring: Kevin Bishop , Paul Rhys, Juliet Stevenson
Director: Ventura Pons
Writer: Ventura Pons
Distributor: TLA Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles on November 1
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Stereo

I Spy
Logline: A professional boxer has to help a U.S. government agent recover a missing jet
Featuring: Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Jannsen, Malcolm McDowell
Director: Betty Thomas
Writers: Marianne Sellek Wibberley & Cormac Wibberley, David Ronn & Jay Scherick, based on the TV series from producer Sheldon Leonard
Distributor: Sony
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3182 locations on November 1
MPAA Rating: PG13 for action violence, some sexual content and language
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Love In The Time of Money
Logline: Eight New Yorkers look for... well, love and money, in the big city
Featuring: Steve Buscemi, Rosario Dawson, Adrian Grenier, Jill Hennessy, Michael Imperioli, Carol Kane
Director: Peter Mattei
Writer: Peter Mattei
Distributor: ThinkFILM
Opening Week Release Pattern: City Cinemas 123 and Quad Cinemas in New York City, and the Fairfax 3 and Arclight Cinemas in Los Angeles on November 1
MPAA Rating: R for a disturbing violent image, strong sexual content and language
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Santa Clause
2
Logline: After enjoying a successful reign as Santa Claus, Scott Calvin discovers not only that his son Charlielanded on this year's "naughty" list, but if Scott doesn't marry by Christmas Eve he'll stop being Santa
foreverFeaturing: Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Wendy Crewson, Michael Dorn, Kevin Pollak, Judge Reinhold
Director: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Leonardo Benvenuti, Ken Daurio, Ed Decter, Cinco Paul, Steve Rudnick, John J. Strauss
Distributor: Buena Vista
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3350 locations on November 1
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Strange Fruit/One Girl Against The Mafia
Logline: A twin bill of powerful documentaries that chronicle the stories of ordinary people who struggled for justice in extraordinary ways. "Strange Fruit" tells the compelling history of the anti-lynching song first sung by Billie Holiday, exploring the alliance between American Jews and African-Americans in their struggles for civil rights. "One Girl Against The Mafia" brings the story of Rita Atria, a 17-year-old girl from a Mafia family whose father and brother are murdered as a matter of course, who in November of 1991 broke the code of silence she had grown up with and gives evidence to an anti-Mafia judge
Directors: Joel Katz ("Fruit")/Marco Amenta ("Mafia")
Distributor: California Newsreel
Opening Week Release Pattern: Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles on November 1
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 57/56 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Sound Format: Mono Sound

Tully
Logline: The happy-go-lucky, spoiled son of a rancher in Nebraska, who can get women with the snap of his fingers, tries to get involved with an intern at a veterinary clinic who consistently shoots down his advances
Featuring: Anson Mount, Julianne Nicholson, John Diehl
Director: Hillary Birmingham
Writers: Hillary Birmingham, Matt Drake
Distributor: Small Planet
Opening Week Release Pattern: 6 screens in major markets on November 1
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

The Weight Of Water
Logline: A photojournalist and her husband sail to a New Hampshire island, accompanied by her brother-in-law, and his girlfriend, to investigate the murders of two Scandinavian immigrants there in 1873
Featuring: Elizabeth Hurley, Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn and Sarah Polley
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writers: Alice Arlen, Christopher Kyle
Distributor: Lions Gate
Opening Week Release Pattern: 27 screens in select citites on November 1
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexuality/nudity and brief language
Running Time: 114 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding this week
All Or Nothing: Expands into additional major markets including Landmark's Century Centre Cinema in Chicago, Landmark's Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark's Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle
Auto Focus: Expands into additional major markets including the AMC Owings Mills 17, Charles UA Snowden Square and Stadium 14 in Baltimore, Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda MD, Landmark's Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark's Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark's Canal Place in New Orleans and Landmark's Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis
Bloody Sunday: 24 additional locations: the Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Shirlington in Arlington, the Charles in Baltimore, the Mizner in Boca Raton, the Nickelodeon in Burlington VT, the Cedar Lee in Cleveland, the Angelika in Dallas, the Delray 18 in Delray Beach FL, the Nickelodeon in Falmouth MA, the Gateway in Fort Lauderdale, the Hulen in Fort Worth, the Tivoli in Kansas City, the Hilldale in Madison WI, the South Beach in Miami, the Osio in Monterey CA, the Tilden in Northfield NJ, the PGA in Palm Beach Garden, the Paramount in Peekskill NY (starting November 7), the Fox in Portland OR, the Avon in Providenc, the Westhampton in Richmond VA, the Hillcrest in San Diego, the Catalina in Tucson and the Dupont in Washington DC
Bowling For Columbine: Expands to 162 playdates including Landmark's Dobie Cinemas in Austin, Landmarks' Uptown in Minneapolis and Landmark's Canal Place in New Orleans
The City of Lost Souls: Opens at Laemmle's Music Hall in Beverly Hills
Comedian: Expands to 225 playdates including the Muvico Egyptian 24 in Baltimore, Landmark's Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark's Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and in San Diego
Eight Women: Opens at Landmark's Canal Place in New Orleans
Family Fundamentals: Opens at Landmark's Varsity in Seattle
Frida: Expands to 47 playdates including Landmark's Albany Twin in Albany CA, Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda MD, Landmark's Kendall Square and Embassy Cinemas in Boston, Landmark's Greenway Theatre in Houston, Landmark's Bridge Cinema in San Francisco, Landmark's Metro in Seattle and Landmark's Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis, plus theatres in Albequerque, Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Philadelphia, Portland and Sacramento
Just A Kiss: 5 additional locations: the Magnolia in Boulder CO, the Esquire in Cincinnati, the New Neon in Dayton OH, the Burns Court in Sarasota FL and the Southroads in Tulsa OK
I'm Going Home: Opens at Landmark's Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley and Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinema in SanFrancisco
Lan Yu: Opens at Landmark's Ken Cinema in San Diego
The Man From Elysian Fields: Opens at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema in Chiacgo
Punch-Drunk Love: Expands to 1250 locations
Roger Dodger: Expands to 25 locations including Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda MD, Landmark's Embassy Cinema in Boston, Landmark's Century Centre Cinema in Chicago, Landmark's Main Art Theatre in Detroit, Edwards Irvine University in Irvine CA, Landmarks' Uptown in Minneapolis, Laemmle's Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco and Landmark's Metro in Seattle
Satin Rouge: Opens at the Linwood in Bainbridge Island WA, Landmark's Century Centre Cinema in Chiacgo, the Cedar Lee in Cleveland, the Angelika in Houston and the Pleasant Street Theater in Northampton MA
Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones: Opens on 57 IMAX and other large format screens in an abbreviated version made especially for this format
War Photographer: Opens at Landmark's Dobie Cinemas in Austin

Week of November 8 to 14, 2002
8 Mile
Logline: The authorized un-biography of the famed rap star
Featuring: Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer
Director: Curtis Hanson
Writer: Scott Silver
Distributor: Universal
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 locations on November 8
MPAA Rating: R for strong language, sexuality, some violence and drug use
Running Time: 111 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera
Logline: A behind the scenes look at the intense competition surrounding the Paris Opera Ballet
Director: Nils Tavernier
Distributor: First Run
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to New York City's Cinema Village Thearte on November 8
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby SR

Far From Heaven
Logline: A privileged suburban Connecticut family in the 1950s is turned upside down when the husband comes out the closet, and wife finds solace in the arms of a black man
Featuring: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson
Director: Todd Haynes
Writer: Todd Haynes
Distributor: Focus Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: Landmark's NuWilshire Theatre and Laemmle's Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, plus three locations in New York City on November 8
MPAA Rating: PG13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content, brief violence and language
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Femme Fatale
Logline: A woman, trying to reestablish her life though her past as a con-woman, finds that past coming back to haunt her when she encounters an unscrupulous photojournalist
Featuring: Antonio Bandares, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
Director: Brian DePalma
Writer: Brian DePalma
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 locations on November 6
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, violence and language
Running Time: 114 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

God Is Great, I'm Not
Logline: A young French woman meets a Jewish veterinarian shortly after the breakup of a long term relationship, and converts to Judiasm
Featuring: Audrey Tatou, Mathieu Demy
Director: Pascale Bailly
Writers: Pascale Bailly, Alain Tasma
Distributor: Empire Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Paris Theatre in New York City on November 8
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Stereo

Leela
Logline: An aware, liberal Indian woman struggles with the true meaning of independence, paralleled with the story of an American born child of Indian parents uncomfortable with his hyphenated existence
Featuring: Dimple Kapadia, Amol Mhatre
Director: Somnath Sen
Writer: Somnath Sen
Distributor: Cinebella Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: 4 locations in New York City and Los Angeles on November 8
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Stereo

The Phantom Of Liberty
Logline: Rerelease of Luis Buñuel's 1974 infamously fragmented feature. In French with English
subtitlesFeaturing: Michael Lonsdale, Jean Rochefort, Monica Vitti, Marie-France Pisier
Director: Luis Buñuel
Writers: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
Distributor: Rialto
Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on November 8
MPAA Rating: Not Rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Mono Sound

The Rising Place
Logline: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war
Featuring: Liam Aiken, Billy Campbell, Frances Fisher, Jennifer Holliday
Director: Tom Rice
Writer: Tom Rice
Distributor: Flatland
Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 8
MPAA Rating: PG13 for elements of violence
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Expanding this week
Alias Betty: Opens at Landmark's Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco
All Or Nothing: Additional expansion including Landmark's Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark's Greenway Theatre in Houston and Landmark's La Jolla Village Cinemas in San Diego
Besotted: Opens at Laemmle's Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles
Bloody Sunday: 29 additional locations: the Fine Arts in Ashville NC, the Dobie in Austin, the Seigen in Baton Rouge LA, the Galleria in Birmingham AL, the Bonita Springs in Bonita Springs FL, the Magnolia in Boulder CO, the Charelston Film in Charelston WV (beginning November 10), the Cedar Lee in Cleveland, the Drezel in Columbus OH, the New Neon in Dayton OH, the Mayan in Denver, the Princess in Edmonton, the Belltower in Ft. Myers FL, the Butler Plaza in Gainesville FL, the Pablo in Jacksonville, the Downtown in Knoxville TN, the Village Square in Las Vegas, the Baxter in Louisvile KY, the Wolfchase in Memphis TN, the Uptown in Minneapolis, the Green Hills in Nashville, the Winterpark in Orlando, the Little in Rochester NY, the Keystone in Reno, the Tower in Salt Lake City, the Fiesta in San Antonio, the Paseo in Santa Barbara, the Lakeside in Santa Rosa CA and the Miracle in Tallahassee FL
Daughter From Danang: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA
Derrida: Opens at the Nuart in Los Angeles
Food of Love: Opens at Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco
Frida: Expands to Landmark's Renaissance Place Cinema in Chicago, Landmark's Esquire Theatre in Denver, Landmark's Maple Art Theatre in Detroit, Landmark's Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Landmark's Uptown in Minneapolis, Landmark's Canal Place in New Orleans and Landmark's Hillcrest Cinema in San Diego, plus additional locations in Austin, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Hartford, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, San Antonio, Tampa, Tucson and West Palm Beach
Just A Kiss: 10 additional locations: the Rio in Albuquerque, the Charles in Baltimore, the Plaza in Calgary, the Drexel in Columbus OH, the Fluer in Des Moines IA, the Wilma in Missoula MT, the Ritz in Philadelphia, the Little in Rochester NY, the Ritz 16 in Vorhees NJ and the Globe in Winnipeg
The Grey Zone: Opens at Landmark's Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis
Hush: Opens at Laemmle's Fairfax 3 in Los Angeles
The Man From Elysian Fields: Opens at the Cinemagic Manor Theatre in Pittsburg
Metropolis: Opens at Landmark's Ken Cinema in San Diego
On Guard: Opens at Landmark's Cecci Gori Fine Arts Theatre in Los Angeles
Real Women Have Curves: Opens at Landmark's Embassy Cinema in Boston and Landmark's Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle
Roger Dodger: Expands to additional markets including Landmark's Dobie Cinemas in Austin, Landmark's Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark's River Oaks Theatre in Houston and the Varsity in Toronto
Satin Rouge: Opens at the Madstone Theatres in Phoenix
Sordid Lives: Opens at Landmark's Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis
Tully: Opens at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema in Chicago

Week of November 15 to 21, 2002
Ararat
Logline: A film crew struggles to tell the harrowing true story of the 1915-1917 holocausts of over a million and a half Armenians by the then-ruling Ottoman Empire
Featuring: Eric Bogosian, Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Christopher Plummer
Director: Atom Egoyan
Writer: Atom Egoyan
Distributor: Miramax
Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 15
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexuality/nudity and language
Running Time: 115 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

The Crime of Father Amaro
Logline: A recently ordained a priest is sent to a small parish church to assist the aging Father and begin a new life of unseen challenges. In Spanish with English subtitles
Featuring: Gael García Bernal, Sancho Gracia
Director: Carlos Carrera
Writer: Vicente Leñero, from the novel by Eça de Queirós
Distributor: IDP
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens November 15 at 11 locations: Landmark's Inwood in Dallas, Laemmle's Town and Country in Encino, the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, Landmark's Greenway in Houston, the Rancho Niguel in Laguna Niguel CA, Landmark's Westisde Pavilion and Pacific's Grove Stadium 14 in Los Angeles, the Paseo in Pasadena, Laemmle's Monica in Santa Monica, the Plant 16 in Van Nuys and Laemmle's Fallbrook in West Hills CA
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, language and some disturbing images
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital

A Dream In Hanoi
Logline: A documenary about two theater companies (one American, the other Vietnamese) who come together to stage the first performances in Vietnam of Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream
Narrator: F. Murray Abraham
Director: Tom Weidlinger
Distributor: Moira Productions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Landmark's Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley, the Camera Cinemas in San Jose and Landmark's Opera Plaza in San Francisco on November 15
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Stereo

Half Past Dead
Logline: A criminal mastermind plans to infiltrate a high-tech super-prison to persuade a man on death row to tell him where $200 million in gold is hidden, unaware the FBI has an agent planted undercover to try to stop
himFeaturing: Morris Chestnut, Ja Rule, Steven Seagal
Director: Don Michael Paul
Writer: Don Michael Paul
Distributor: Screen Gems
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 locations on November 15
MPAA Rating: PG13 for pervasive action violence, language and some sexual content
Running Time: Not set at as of this writing
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

Harry Potter and the Chamber of
Secrets
Logline: Many forces try to stop young Master Potter from going back to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry for a second year
Featuring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, the late Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, Jason Isaacs
Director: Chris Columbus
Writer: Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Opening Week Release Pattern: 7000 plus prints in 3300 locations on November 15
MPAA Rating: PG for scary moments, some creature violence and mild language
Running Time: 160 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital EX, DTS, SDDS

Interview With The Assassin
Logline: An out-of-work TV reporter/cameraman stumbles upon the story of the century when his mysterious old ex-Marine neighbor tells him on camera that he was the second gunman on the legendary "grassy knoll" in Dallas
Featuring: Raymond J. Berry, Dylan Haggarty
Director: Neil Burger
Writer: Neil Burger
Distributor: Magnolia
Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 15
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby SR

Revolution #9
Logline: A young New Yorker imagines himself the victim of an overwhelming sensory attack by corporate media
Featuring: Michael Risley, Adrienne Shelly, Spalding Gray, Callie Thorne
Director: Tim McCann
Writer: Tim McCann
Distributor: Exile
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to New York City's Quad Cinema on November 15
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Stereo

Standing In The Shadows Of
Motown
Logline: A documentary that celebrates the unsung session players who performed with some of the greatest artists of modern music
Director: Paul Justman
Distributor: Artisan
Opening Week Release Pattern: Locations in New York City and Los Angeles, plus Landmark's Shattuck Cinemas in Berkelely, Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda MD, Landmark's Kendall Square Cinema in Boston, Landmark's Ken Cinema in San Diego and Landmark's Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco on November 15
MPAA Rating: PG for language and thematic elements
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Stereo

The Way Home
Logline: Left with his mute grandmother for the summer by his parents and out of fresh batteries for his video game, a young boy learns the simpler ways of country living. In Korean with English subtitles
Featuring: Kim Eul-Bun, Yu Seung-Ho
Director: Lee Jeong-Hyang
Writer: Lee Jeong-Hyang
Distributor: Paramount Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 15
MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and language
Running Time: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding this week
All Or Nothing: Additional expansion including Landmark's Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis
Bloody Sunday: 22 additional locations: the Highridge and the Rio in Albuquerque, the Isis in Aspen CO, the Flicks in Boise ID, the Manor in Charlotte NC, the Globe in Calgary, the Twin Peaks in Colorado Springs, the Ragtag in Columbia MO (starting November 20), the Bijou in Eugene OR, the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington MA, the Restaurant Row in Honolulu, the Castleton Square in Indianapolis, the Westwood Plaza in Johnstown PA, the Kentucky in Lexington, the Market Square in Little Rock, the Exchange Street in Portland ME (starting November 20), the New Art in Provincetown MA, Landmark's Hillcrest in San Diego, the DeVargas in Santa Fe, Landmark's Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis, the Franklin in Toledo, the Kimball in Williamburg VA amd the Images in Williamstown MA
Daughter From Danang: Opens at Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles
Far From Heaven: Expands into additional major markets including Landmark's Albany Twin in Albany CA, Landmark's Kendall Square and Embassy Cinemas in Boston, Landmark's Century Centre and Renaissance Place Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark's Mayan Theatre in Denver, Landmark's Guild Cinema in Menlo Park, CA, Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and Landmark's Clay Theatre in San Francisco
The Grey Zone: Opens at Landmark's River Oaks Theatre in Houston
His Secret Life: Opens at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema in Chicago
Just A Kiss: 2 additional locations: the Wheeler in Aspen CO (starting November 20) and the Palace in Windsor ON (starting November 17)
The Man From Elysian Fields: Opens at the Green Hills 16 in Nashville
Real Women Have Curves: Opens at Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda MD, Landmark's Chez Artiste in Denver and Landmark's Maple Art Theatre in Detroit
Roger Dodger: Opens at Landmark's Downer Theatre in Milwaukee and Landmark's Canal Place in New
OrleansTully: Opens at Landmark's Kendall Square Cinema in Boston

Week of November 22 to 28, 2002
Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights
Logline: Davey. a 33-year old party animal, finds himself in trouble with the law after his wild ways go too far. In keeping with the holiday spirit, the judge gives Davey one last chance at redemption-spend the holiday performing community service as the assistant referee for the youth basketball league or go to jail
Featuring the voices of: Adam Sandler, Tyra Banks, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider
Director: Seth Kearsley
Writers: Brooks Arthur and Allen Covert, from a story by Adam Sandler
Distributor: Sony
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on November 27
MPAA Rating: PG13 for frequent crude and sexual humor, drinking and brief drug references
Running Time: 71 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Die Another Day
Logline: This time around, British Secret Agent James Bond is up against a North Korean General who has created a facial mutation device that allows him to take on various identities
Featuring: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rick Yune, John Cleese, Dame Judi Dench, Michael Madsen, Madonna
Director: Lee Tamahori
Writers: Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, featuring some characters originally created by Ian Fleming
Distributor: United Artists
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations on November 22
MPAA Rating: PG13 for action violence and sexuality
Running Time: Not set as of this writing
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday After Next
Logline: Craig and Day Day finally get their own crib, and work as security guards at a mall. When their place isripped off on Christmas Day, they try to figure out whodunnit
Featuring: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon
Director: Marcus Raboy
Writer: Ice Cube
Distributor: New Line
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on November 22
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and drug use
Running Time: Not set as of this writing
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Emperor's Club
Logline: The life of a dedicated and inspiring professor who has devoted his life to teaching at an elite boys' prep school is changed by the arrival of a new student, the headstrong son of a powerful senator
Featuring: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Embeth Davidtz, Patrick Dempsey, Rob Morrow, Edward Herrmann
Director: Michael Hoffman
Writer: Neil Tolkin, based on the short story "The Palace Thief" by Ethan Canin
Distributor: Universal
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations on November 22
MPAA Rating: PG13 for some sexual content
Running Time: 109 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Extreme Ops
Logline: A group of daredevil thrillseekers making a television commercial find themselves having to fight for their lives when a group of Serbian war criminals take over the supposedly abanonded mountaintop hotel they are using as a base
Featuring: Rufus Sewell, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Devon Sawa
Director: Christian Duguay
Writer: Michael Zaidan, based on a story by Timothy Scott Bogart and Mark Mullin
Distributor: Paramount
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on November 22
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated by the MPAA
Running Time: Not set as of this writing
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Personal Velocity
Logline: Rebecca Miller successfully makes a name for herself away from her father Arthur and husband Daniel Day-Lewis, with her Sundance winning drama about three women who attempt to reclaim their lives
Featuring: Fairuza Balk, Parker Posey, Kyra Sedgwick, Tim Guinee, Wallace Shawn
Director: Rebecca Miller
Writer: Rebecca Miller
Distributor: MGM
Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 22
MPAA Rating: R for brief violence, some strong sexuality and language
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Quiet American
Logline: An idealistic American aid worker arrives in 1952 Saigon, befriending a correspondent for the London Times. Along with the writer's young Vietnamese mistress, the three become swept up in a love triangle that leads to unexpectedcircumstances
Featuring: Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine
Director: Philip Noyce
Writers: Christopher Hampton and Robert Schenkkan, from the novel by Graham Greene
Distributor: Miramax
Opening Week Release Pattern: Two week Oscar qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles on November 22
MPAA Rating: R for images of violence and some language
Running Time: 101 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Smokers Only
Logline: A male prostitute meets a suicidal woman at an ATM, and they embark on a torrid love affair. In Spanish withEnglish subtitles
Featuring: Cecilia Bengolea, Leonardo Brezicki
Director: Verónica Chen
Writer: Verónica Chen
Distributor: Strand
Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on November 22
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Sound Format: Stereo

Solaris
Logline: Aboard a space station orbiting a distant watery planet, a psychologist discovers that the commander of an expedition to the planet has died mysteriously. As he investigates the causes of death, mysterious things start to happen aboard the station that make him question his mission and life as a whole.
Featuring: George Clooney
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Steven Soderbergh, based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem
Distributor: Fox
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1750 plus locations on November 27
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated by the MPAA
Running Time: Not set as of this writing
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Talk To Her
Logline: The intense friendship between a struggling writer and a male nurse who is caring for the writer's coma-stricken bullfighter girlfriend. Drama in Spanish with English subtitles
Featuring: Javier Camara, Rosario Flores, Dario Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Geraldine Chaplin
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writer: Pedro Almodóvar
Distributor: Sony Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Landmark's Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and in Los Angeles on November 22
MPAA Rating: R for nudity, sexual content and some language
Running Time: 116 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Treasure Planet
Logline: Take a classic novel, set it in outer space, add a pinch of Martin Short and mix in some songs by the leader of the Goo Goo Dolls. Dinsey hopes this is the recipe to bring their animation division back to the top of the cartoon world.
Featuring the voices of: Roscoe Lee Brown, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Emma Thompson
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
Writers: Ken Harsha, Barry Johnson, Kaan Kalyon, Mark Kennedy, Sam Levine, Donnie Long, Frank Nissen and Terry Rossio, based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Distributor: Buena Vista
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations on November 27
MPAA Rating: PG for adventure action and peril
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding this week
Bloody Sunday: 5 additional locations: the Bookshelf in Guelph BC, the Globe in Winnipeg, the Fluer in Des Moines IA, the Academy in Northampton MA and the Burns Court in Sarasota FL
The Crime of Father Amaro: 11 additional locations: the Addison 20 in Addison IL, Landmark's Dobie in Austin, Landmark's Kendall Square Cinema in Boston, Landmark's Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Gurnee Cinema in Gurnee IL, Landmark's Hillcrest in San Diego, Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco, Landmark's Harvard Exit in Seattle, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Cantera 30 in Warrenville, IL and the West Newton Cinemas in West Newton MA
His Secret Life: Opens at Landmark's Kendall Square Cinema in Boston, the Main Art Theatre in Detroit and the Village Square Cinemas in Las Vegas
Just A Kiss: 2 additional locations: the Rainbow Galleria in London ON (starting November 24) and the Baxter in Louisville KY
The Man From Elysian Fields: Opens at Landmark's Canal Place in New Orleans and at Landmark's Tivoli in St. Louis (starting November 27)
Sex With Strangers: Opens at Landmark's Dobie in Austin

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