III No. 2
publication of the National Association of Theatre Owners
in In Focus
set in the Lower East Side Dominican community
of New York, about a cocky teen who becomes
determined to win over the neighborhood
girl of his dreams. Peter Sollett makes
his feature directorial debut from his
own screenplay. With Victor Rasuk, Judy
Marte, Melonie Diaz, Altagracia Guzman,
Silvestre Rasuk, Krystal Rodriguez and
Kevin Rivera. Also know as “Long
Way Home.” Flat. 88 min. R: Strong
language. March 28. IDP.
about a young addict who embarks on a drug-soaked
three-day adventure after his stripper
friend introduces him to the creator of
crystal methamphetamine, the addict’s
favorite drug. Music video director Jonas Åkerlund
makes his feature directorial debut from
a screenplay by Creighton Vero and Will
de los Santos. With Jason Schwartzman (“Simone”),
Mickey Rourke (“The Pledge”),
John Leguizamo (“Empire”),
Brittany Murphy (“Just Married”),
Mena Suvari (“Sonny”) and Patrick
Fugit (“White Oleander”). Flat.
96 min. R: Pervasive drug content; strong
sexuality; language; some violence. March
thriller, set in the Nigerian jungle, about
a Navy SEAL trying to rescue a doctor who
refuses to leave without her 70 refugee
patients. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training
Day”) from a screenplay by Patrick
Cirillo, Malcolm Clarke, Alex Lasker (“Beyond
Rangoon”), Robert Orr (“Savior”),
Stuart Sender and John Pogue (Rollerball,” “Ghost
Ship”). With Bruce Willis (“Hart's
War”), Monica Bellucci (“Brotherhood
of the Wolf,” “Irreversible”),
Fionnula Flanagan (“Divine Secrets
of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”), Nick Chinlund
(“Amy’s Orgasm”), Paul
Francis (“Pearl Harbor”), Cole
Hauser (“White Oleander”), Johnny
Messner (“The Sweetest Thing”)
and Chad Smith (“The Package”).
Also known as “Man of War.” March
drama, set in Tehran, about the 10 different
conversations a woman motorist has with
her passengers over the course of four
Written and directed by Abbas Kiarostami
(“The Wind Will Carry Us”).
With Mania Akbari and Amin Maher. Flat.
March 5 in New York. Zeitgeist.
about the lives of four disconnected suburban
families who find smatterings of hope amid
their boredom, confusion and unhappy marriages.
Based on a collection of short stories
by A.M. Homes (“The End of Alice”).
Written and directed by Rose Troche (“Go
Fish,” “Bedrooms and Hallways”).
With Glenn Close (“102 Dalmatians”),
Dermot Mulroney (“About Schmidt”),
Patricia Clarkson (“Far From Heaven,” “All
the Real Girls”), Timothy Olyphant
(“Rock Star,” “Dreamcatcher”),
Mary Kay Place (“Sweet Home Alabama”),
Moira Kelly (“Hi-Life”), Jessica
Campbell (“Election”), Joshua
Jackson (“Gossip,”) and Robert
Klein (“Two Weeks Notice,” “How
to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”). Scope.
120 min. R: Sexual content; language. March
7 limited. IFC.
about a Southern Illinois kid who has spent
the last decade in and out of orphanages,
mental hospitals and prisons. Directed by
Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”).
Flat. 140 min. March 28 in New York and Los
Angeles; wider April 11. Lions Gate.
Russian-language drama about a wealthy
conglomerate CEO whose downfall is tied
to Uzbek mobsters,
Kremlin corruption and his own greed. Based
on the novel by Yuli Dubov. Directed by
Pavel Lungin (“Taxi Blues”) from a
screenplay by Lungin and Aleksandr Borodyansky.
With Vladimir Mashkov (“Behind Enemy
Lines”), Andrei Krasko, Mariya Mironova,
Levani Outchaneichvili (“25th Hour”)
Aleksandr Baluyev (“Deep Impact”)
and Aleksandr Samojlenko. Also known as “Oligarkh.” Flat.
128 min. March 28 in New York. New Yorker.
based on a true story, about a journalist
who teams with a New York Fire Department
captain to record eulogies for eight firefighters
killed in the World Trade Center tragedy.
Based on a play by Anne Nelson. Jim Simpson
makes his feature directorial debut from
his own screenplay. With Simpson (“Pipe
Dream”), Sigourney Weaver (“Tadpole”),
Anthony LaPaglia (“The Salton Sea”),
Charlotte Simpson and Ron Dortch (“Divine
Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”).
100 min. PG: Thematic elements; brief language.
Feb. 14 limited. Focus.
re-release of the 1977 drama about a man
who, after being charged with child molestation,
is placed into New York City’s infamous “The
Tombs” prison. Based on the play
by the late actor Miguel Piñero
(“Almost You”). Directed by
Robert M. Young (“Caught,” “China:
The Panda Adventure”). With Piñero,
Bruce Davison (“Dahmer”), Don
Blakely (“Under Siege 2”),
Luis Guzmán (“Punch-Drunk
Love”), Joseph Carberry (“Speed”),
Tony DiBenedetto (“Analyze This”)
and Shawn Elliot (“13 Conversations
About One Thing”). 100 min. Feb.
21 in New York. Castle Hill.
drama, set in Copenhagen, about a couple
whose lives are changed when the husband
is hit by a car and paralyzed, and the
wife begins to fall for his doctor. Directed
by Susanne Bier from a screenplay by Bier
and Anders Thomas Jensen (“The King
is Alive”). With Sonja Richter, Mads
Mikkelsen (“Pusher”), Paprika
Steen (“Max”), Nikolaj Lie
Kaas (“The Idiots”), Birthe
Neumann (“Max”) and Stine Bjerregaard.
Also known as “Elsker dig for evigt.” Flat.
113 min. Feb. 21. Newmarket.