III No. 10
publication of the National Association of Theatre Owners
in In Focus
Documentary about famed architect Louis I.
Kahn, who designed the Salk Institute in
La Jolla, Calif., the Kimbell Art Museum
in Fort Worth, Texas, and Bangladesh’s
capital building in Dacca before his mysterious
death in 1974. Directed by son Nathaniel
Kahn. Flat. 116 min. Nov. 11 in New York.
Triplets of Belleville
French-language animated adventure about
the search for Champion, an orphaned cyclist
who is kidnapped by the French mafia while
competing in the Tour de France. Written
and directed by comic book artist Sylvain
Chomet. Featuring the voices of Michele Caucheteux,
Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin and Monica
Viegas. Also known as “Belleville Rendez-vous.” 80
min. PG-13: Images involving sensuality;
violence; crude humor. Nov. 21. Sony Picture
Drama about three strangers – an ex-convict,
a terminally ill math professor, and a single
mother with a history of drug addiction – whose
lives intertwine following a tragic car accident.
From the “Amores Perros” team
of director Alejandro González Iñárritu
(“11’09’’01 – September
11”) and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga.
With Naomi Watts (“Le Divorce”),
Benicio Del Toro (“The Hunted”),
Sean Penn (“The Weight of Water,” “Mystic
River”), Charlotte Gainsbourg (“My
Wife is an Actress”), Danny Huston
(“Hotel”), Clea DuVall (“Identity”)
and Marc Musso (“Secondhand Lions”).
Flat. R: Language; sexuality; some violence;
drug use. Nov. 14 in New York and Los Angeles;
wider Nov. 21; wider Dec. 26. Focus.
Science fiction thriller about 21st-century
historians who, thanks to a damaged experimental
time machine, risk becoming permanently
trapped in 14th-century France. Based on
the 1999 novel by Michael Crichton (“The
Lost World,” “Sphere,” “The
13th Warrior”). Directed by Richard
Donner (“Conspiracy Theory,” “Lethal
Weapon 4”) from a screenplay by George
Nolfi and Frank Cappello (“Suburban
Commando,” “No Way Back”).
With Paul Walker (“2 Fast 2 Furious”),
Frances O’Connor (“Windtalkers”),
Gerard Butler (“Lara Croft Tomb Raider:
The Cradle of Life”), Neal McDonough
(“Minority Report”), Ethan
Embry (“Wes Craven Presents: They”),
Billy Connolly (“White Oleander”),
Matt Craven (“The Life of David Gale”),
Anna Friel (“Me Without You”),
David Thewlis (“Gangster No. 1”),
Marton Csokas (“Garage Days”)
and Michael Sheen (“The Four Feathers,” “Underworld”).
Nov. 26. PG-13: Intense battle sequences;
brief language. Paramount.
Documentary about the life of rap star
Tupac Shakur, who died in a 1996 Las Vegas
shooting. Featuring rare video footage
of one of Shakur’s final concerts,
unreleased songs, private photographs and
excerpts from his poetry and journals.
Directed by Lauren Lazin. 90 min. R: Strong
language; images of drugs; violence; sex.
Nov. 14. Paramount.
Drama about a young woman who, after fleeing
her small New England hometown to pursue
a career in Florida, finds herself lured
into the world of truck-stop prostitution
by a middle-aged couple. Written and directed
by Dean Bell. With Emily Grace, Judith Ivey
(“Mystery, Alaska”), Bill Raymond
(“Autumn in New York”), Michael
Maronna (“40 Days and 40 Nights”),
Jane Lincoln Taylor and Justin Parkinson.
Flat. 96 min. Nov. 14 limited. Castle Hill.
Drama, set in a small South Carolina town, about the friendship
forged between a white football coach and a developmentally challenged
black man. Directed by Mike Tollin (“Summer Catch”)
from a screenplay by Mike Rich (“The Rookie”). With
Cuba Gooding Jr. (“Boat Trip,” “The Fighting
Temptations”), Ed Harris (“Masked & Anonymous,” “The
Human Stain”), Debra Winger (“Big Bad Love”),
Chris Mulkey (“Sugar Town”), Riley Smith (“Eight
Legged Freaks”) and Sarah Drew. Flat. PG: Mild language;
thematic elements. Oct. 24. Sony.
Thriller about a Hollywood animator who, after getting separated
from his friends during a snowmobile trip in Northern Michigan,
wanders into a desolate cabin inhabited by cannibalistic sisters.
Directed by John Hancock (“Weeds,” “Prancer”)
from a screenplay by Dorothy Tristan (“Weeds”). With
Alex McArthur (“Kiss the Girls”), Laura Esterman
(“Addams Family Values”), Sage Allen (“Armageddon”),
Rebecca Harrell (“Prancer”) and Fred Meyers. Flat.
117 min. Oct. 31 in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. First