For Immediate Release

Date: Nov. 5, 2001

 

CINEMATHEQUE 2000 SELECTS "10 FILMMAKERS TO WATCH" FOR

FIVE-NIGHT AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE SERIES

 

Directors Andrew Dominik, Gustavo Mosquera, Christopher Nolan, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Marc Forster, Adam Rifkin and Valerie Breiman in-person! Marc Forster’s EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER limited engagement at the Egyptian to coincide with 10 Filmmakers to Watch Series!

 

Sponsored by Chrysler

 

November 16 – 20, 2001

 

HOLLYWOOD – The American Cinematheque presents TEN FILMMAKERS TO WATCH (Nov. 16-20, 2001), a five night showcase of films by filmmakers from Australia, Europe, Mexico, Argentina and the U.S., whose work thus far has marked them as interesting talents to watch. Included in the series are: Andrew Dominik’s CHOPPER; Gustavo Mosquera’s MOEBIUS; Dominik Moll’s WITH FRIENDS LIKE HARRY; Christopher Nolan’s MEMENTO; Matthieu Kassovitz’ CRIMSON RIVERS; Alejandro González Iñárritu’s AMORES PERROS; Marc Forster’s EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER; Adam Rifkin’s A NIGHT AT THE GOLDEN EAGLE; Valerie Breiman’s LOVE & SEX; and Jeff Probst’s FINDER’S FEE. Seven of the ten directors will present their films in-person and participate in discussions following their screenings. This series coincides with the American Cinematheque’s theatrical release of Marc Forster’s EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER which will be shown Nov. 16-20 & 23-25 in the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian (show times are listed below). All guests are subject to their availability. All screenings are at the newly renovated Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland & Las Palmas) in Hollywood.

"The Cinematheque 2000 is a group of executives, producers, agents and managers in the film business whose jobs are, in part, to spot the next generation of great filmmakers. Established two years ago, Cinematheque 2000 assists in increasing awareness of the American Cinematheque throughout the Hollywood community. Cinematheque 2000 has chosen 10 directors whom they believe will be responsible for making the great films of tomorrow. Each of these filmmakers has shown a compelling vision, a unique sense of style, and an innate ability to get great performances out of their actors. The list is comprised of filmmakers from around the globe, from different backgrounds, and different life experiences. It is through their films that we are able to see one person's way of viewing the world -- one that has the potential to change the way we see it. Each year, we hope to present to you those filmmakers whom we believe will be in the next generation of outstanding filmmakers. -- Eric Paquette, Cinematheque 2000

 

EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER (2000, American Cinematheque Presents…/Vitagraph Films, 87 min., USA):

Angie (Radha Mitchell, HIGH ART, PHONE BOOTH) in an unflinchingly honest performance) and Russ (Justin Louis), a young, well-off, loving, suburban couple, eagerly await the birth of their first child. Angie’s friends (Catherine Lloyd Burns of "Malcolm in the Middle" and Megan Mullally of "Will and Grace") are also pregnant and together their worlds revolve around babies, husbands and the rituals of family life. Suddenly tragedy befalls Angie and Russ. Unable to find a way to console, or share the couple’s grief, their friends simply withdraw… and Angie’s grief drives her to act out in strange and frightening ways. Like Todd Haynes’ SAFE, EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER is a provocative portrait of an alienated woman adrift in a hostile, suffocating suburban environment, that once offered a bounty of security and comfort. Director Mark Forster’s latest film, MONSTER’S BALL, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Wes Bentley and Halle Berry, is slated for release by Lion’s Gate in December. Shot on Digital Video, the film will be projected in a 35mm print. Produced by Sean Furst. Written by Forster, Catherine Lloyd Burns and Adam Forgash. *Director Marc Forster & Producer Sean Furst will appear for discussion following the 7:30 PM screening and will introduce the 9:30 PM screening on Monday, November 19th.

 

EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER is the first new American Independent film to be distributed theatrically in the US by the American Cinematheque’s own label. Opens in New York Nov. 9th.

"…riveting, often haunting…echoing in mood and style Roman Polanski’s masterpieces REPULSION and ROSEMARY’S BABY…" – Emanuel Levy, VARIETY

 

 

"A dynamite movie, smart and pungently satirical." Kevin Thomas, LA TIMES

 

 

"Dogma ’95 and THE CELEBRATION finally have their first American Challenger: a searing character drama shot entirely on digital video that leaves you emotionally spent. …Mitchell is nothing short of a revelation."

– Paul Cullum, LA WEEKLY

 

 

"…visually accomplished and emotionally provocative …" -- Duane Byrge, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Friday, November 16-20 & 23-25, 2001 [all shows are in the Spielberg Theatre]

Friday, November 16: 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM

Saturday, November 17: 5: 30 PM, 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM

Sunday, November 18: 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM

*Monday, November 19: 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM

Tuesday, November 20: 5: 30 PM, 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM

Friday, November 23: 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM

Saturday, November 24: 5: 30 PM, 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM

Sunday, November 25: 5:30 PM; 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM

 

Friday, November 16 - 7:00 PM

The Friday, November 16th program begins at 7:00 PM with CHOPPER, (2001, First Look Pictures, 93 min., Australia). Director Andrew Dominik fashions an alternately horrifying and hilarious slice-of-life take on the true story of one smart-aleck, big mouth criminal intent on creating his own underworld legend, no matter how he has to manipulate the media or warp the truth. Eric Bana is nothing short of brilliant as Mark "Chopper" Read, the inept, ‘show pony’ sociopath who is nevertheless capable of bloodthirsty mayhem at the drop of a hat. Discussion following with director Andrew Dominik.

Following at 9:30 PM is MOEBIUS, (1996, Universitad del Cine, 88 min. Argentina). A visually striking, allegorical thriller about a missing train in the convoluted tunnels under Buenos Aires, MOEBIUS follows Daniel Pratt (Guillermo Angelelli), a mathematician, who is called in to investigate the invisible mystery train which can still be heard rushing through the dark labyrinth. Daniel soon discovers that the subway system has been expanded to form a Moebius strip, and any train embarking on a journey on this track never returns! Director Gustavo Mosquera R. worked with his colleague and producer, Maria Angeles Mira, and a crew of students from the Universidad del Cine to create the film on a budget of only $250,000. With astounding visuals, MOEBIUS is a surreal and subversive exploration of Argentina’s guilt over its ‘disappeared people.’ Discussion following with director Gustavo Mosquera.

Saturday, November 17, 2001

The Saturday, November 17th program begins at 5:00 PM with WITH FRIENDS LIKE HARRY, (2000, Miramax, 117 min. France) directed by Dominik Moll. Driving his family to their summer cottage in an intense heat wave, Michel (Laurent Lucas) is recognized at a rest stop by Harry (Sergi Lopez), an old schoolmate who offers to drive Michel’s two cranky daughters in his comfy air conditioned sedan. Things escalate absurdly as Harry changes his holiday plans and, with his voluptuous fiancée Plum, imposes himself upon Michel’s family. As Harry becomes ever more eager to help solve other people’s problems, the mood gets darker and darker, the tension simmers and people start disappearing. If you failed to catch HARRY’S initial run, don’t miss a second chance to see this terrific psychological thriller!

Following at 7:15 PM is MEMENTO, (2001, Newmarket/Team Todd, 113 min.) Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, MEMENTO stands out as one of the most originally-told film noirs since the genre was born. Guy Pearce is Leonard Shelby, a man with no short-term memory who is searching for his wife’s killer. He uses Polaroids, tattoos, even hand-scrawled notes to remember not only the clues -- but who he is. We see the story unfold in reverse fashion in much the same way Leonard would see it while going over his ‘mementos’, never knowing if the characters he comes in contact with, including Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano, are good or bad, or if they have some separate, secret agenda. A squirm-inducing thriller with a nasty sting in its tail. Discussion following with director Christopher Nolan and cast & crew (schedules permitting.) There will be a Reception for all ticket buyers following Q&A, in the Egyptian Courtyard. Sponsored by Newmarket.

Following at 10:00 PM (11/17) is CRIMSON RIVERS, (2000, Sony Classics, 106 min. France). Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz (HATE). Set in a gloomy, grandiose university in the high French Alps, CRIMSON RIVERS is a dazzling, gut-wrenching policier in the best French tradition, starring Jean Reno (THE PROFESSIONAL) as a legendary police detective who is sent in to investigate after a horribly mutilated corpse is discovered on the icy slopes near the school. Meanwhile, Kerkerian (Vincent Cassel), a droll provincial policeman, investigates the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads. More murders are committed, and the two policemen are brought together by clues from their respective cases. "Kassovitz’s new thriller is a breathtaking exercise in the macabre, a gruesome thriller with quirky cops and a killer of Lecterian complexity… This is the work of a natural filmmaker." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times. As an actor, Kassovitz can currently be seen in AMELIE.

Sunday November 18 - 5:00 PM

The Sunday, November 18th program begins at 5:00 PM with a screening of AMORES PERROS, (2000, Lions Gate Films, 153 min., Mexico) Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu this film was the official Mexican entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2001 Academy Awards. It has already been hailed by the New York Times as "the first classic film of the new decade," AMORES PERROS is a kinetic, harrowing portrait of three separate lives that collide in a traffic accident in Mexico City. "Octavio & Susana" looks at a teenager (Gael García Bernal) who enters his dog in a brutal dogfight, to raise enough money to run off with his brother’s wife. "Daniel & Valeria" follows a middle-aged businessman (Álvaro Guerrero) who abandons his loving family to take up with a beautiful young model. And "El Chivo & Maru" portrays a former revolutionary-turned-hitman (Emilio Echevarría), whose destiny is forever changed by witnessing the car accident. The directorial debut of Iñárritu -- a famous DJ in Mexico – AMORES PERROS features an amazing soundtrack that includes Celia Cruz and Café Tacuba. Discussion following with director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Monday November 19 – 7:30 PM

The Monday, November 19th program begins at 7:30 PM with A NIGHT AT THE GOLDEN EAGLE, (2001, Shangri- LA Entertainment, 90 min., USA) Separated for the seven years Tommy spent in jail, lifetime friends Tommy and Mick meet again, ready to start a new life in Las Vegas. Spending the night at the Golden Eagle Hotel, a dump for lonely lost souls, starved-for-sex Tommy accidentally kills a prostitute. The dream suddenly fades when tension begins to erupt between the two comrades, and they find themselves wondering if their old friendship is really worth saving. A harrowing look at loyalty and survival from Adam Rifkin, the writer of MOUSE HUNT and director of THE DARK BACKWARD and DETROIT ROCK CITY. With Vinnie Argiro and Donnie Montemarano. Discussion following with director Adam Rifkin.

Director Marc Forster and producer Sean Furst will speak following the 7:30 PM screening of EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER and will introduce the 9:30 PM show in the Spielberg Theatre.

 

Tuesday November 20, 2001

The Tuesday, November 20th program is a Double Feature. First up at 7:30 PM is LOVE & SEX, (2000, Lions Gate Films, 82 min.) Writer-director Valerie Breiman’s vibrant debut feature is a wry, touching indie comedy that offers a refreshing portrait of the ongoing battle between the sexes, and the irritations that drive couples apart. Eccentric painter Adam (Jon Favreau) and Katie (Famke Janssen), a journalist who writes about love and sex, meet and are soon swept up into a highly emotional, odd couple duet. "LOVE AND SEX maps the brutal trajectory of a relationship in ways that are part ANNIE HALL and part GLADIATOR. Date-night filmgoers will recognize the wounds." -- Peter Travers Rolling Stone

 

Next on the same bill is FINDER'S FEE, 2000, 100 min. Dir. Jeff Probst. One night in New York City, struggling artist Adam Tepper (Erik Palladino) finds a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million. Things get a bit crazy when he and his poker buddies become trapped in the apartment of Avery Phillips (James Earl Jones), the wallet’s owner. This morality tale on loyalty, honesty and friendship quickly turns into an intellectual thriller and an amazing tour de force from Jeff Probst and his brilliant cast. Discussion in between films with director Valerie Breiman (LOVE & SEX) and producer Katy Wallin (FINDER’S FEE).

 

All films are separate admission except those listed as Double Features which are one ticket price for both films. There is a five minute break between films on double bills.

 

Interview requests should be in writing. Send a fax to the Cinematheque describing your outlet and we will forward it to the director or his/her representative. Fax: 323.461.9737.

 

BLACK & WHITE and COLOR IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

 

WE DO NOT HAVE GUARANTEED PRESS PASSES TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ADVANCE PRESS SCREENINGS.

 

A complete calendar/flyer listing of these films has been mailed to you.

ALL OF THE FILMS ARE AVAILABLE ON VIDEOTAPE (NTSC) FROM OUR OFFICE OR COMMERCIALLY AT LOCAL VIDEOSTORES. SEE LIST BELOW FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MARGOT GERBER AT 323.461.2020, ext. 115. THANK YOU.

CHOPPER (arriving week of Nov. 5 in Cinematheque Office)

MOEBIUS (in office)
WITH FRIENDS LIKE HARRY (in office)
AMORES PERROS (Vidiots)
LOVE & SEX (in Cinematheque Office)

MEMENTO (in Video Stores everywhere)

EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER (in Cinematheque Office)

FINDER'S FEE (in Cinematheque Office)
A NIGHT AT THE GOLDEN EAGLE (arriving week of Nov. 5 in Cinematheque Office)

CRIMSON RIVERS (Vidiots)

Eddie Brandt’s Saturday Matinee (Burbank) Walk in only no phone.

VideoActive (2522 Hyperion, SilverLake – 323.669.8544)

Jerry’s Video (1904 Hillhurst, Los Feliz - 323.666.7471)

Rocket Video (726 N. La Brea - 323.965.1100)

Cinefile (11280 Santa Monica Blvd. - Corner of Sawtelle Ave. - 310.312.8836)

Vidiots (302 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica – 310.392.8508)

 

REQUESTS FOR PRESS TICKETS TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS MUST BE IN WRITING. FAX TO 323.461.9737 ATTN: MARGOT GERBER, 24 HOURS PRIOR TO SHOW TIME. FRIDAY AT NOON IS THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY SCREENINGS. JOURNALISTS WISHING TO AUDIO OR VIDEOTAPE DISCUSSIONS MUST ALSO SEND A WRITTEN REQUEST. YOUR NAME WILL THEN BE ON A LIST AT THE BOX OFFICE.

 

THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

Please note that our ticket prices increased as of Feb. 15, 2001. New Prices: $8 General; $6 Cinematheque Members. $7 Seniors (65+ years) and students with

valid ID card. Must be shown at box office at time of purchase.

 

The American Cinematheque & Vitagraph Films are proud to announce the release of AUDITION in Los Angeles on November 16th at the NuArt in W. Los Angeles. Please call for press screening information.

 

Coming Soon to the Egyptian Theatre:

American Cinematheque, 1800 North Highland Avenue, Suite 717, Hollywood, CA 90028

(tel) 323.466-FILM (fax) 323.461.9737 On the web: http://www.egyptiantheatre.com

 

 

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