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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 18,2002
Contact: Margot Gerber
Tel.: 323.461.2020 ext. 115
THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS THREE EVENINGS AT THE EGYPTIAN WITH IN PERSON GUESTS IN EARLY JANUARY
ROBIN WILLIAMS AND MARK ROMANEK IN PERSON WITH A SCREENING OF ONE HOUR PHOTO (January 6)
GEORGE CLOONEY IN PERSON WITH A SCREENING OF CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (January 7)
NICOLE KIDMAN IN PERSON WITH A SCREENING OF THE HOURS (January 13)
HOLLYWOOD -The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents three special evenings at the Egyptian with in person guests in January. On Monday, January 6, 2003 at 7:30 PM Robin Williams and Mark Romanek will appear in person with a screening of ONE HOUR PHOTO (Fox Searchlight). On Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at 7:30 PM George Clooney will appear in person with a screening of CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (Miramax). On Monday, January 13, 2003 at 7:30 PM Nicole Kidman will appear in person with a screening of THE HOURS (Paramount). 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 and Las Palmas) in Hollywood.
Monday, January 6, 2003: A NIGHT AT THE EGYPTIAN WITH ROBIN WILLIAMS, MARK ROMANEK AND ONE HOUR PHOTO
The Monday, January 6th program begins at 7:30 PM with a screening of ONE HOUR PHOTO, (2002, Fox Searchlight, 96 min.) directed by Mark Romanek. In ONE HOUR PHOTO, Academy Award-winner Robin Williams plays lonely, deluded one-hour photo clerk Sy Parrish. Writer/Director Mark Romanek hits close to home with the film's this-could-happen-to-me concept. Through years of printing their family photos, Sy has developed an unnatural obsession with the picture-perfect Yorkins. But Sy is exposed to an intimate detail that shatters his cherished image of the Yorkins and ultimately drives him over the edge of sanity, putting his precious Yorkin family in the gravest danger. Discussion following with actor Robin Williams and writer/director Mark Romanek.
Press kits are available from Jeff Sanderson at Warren Cowan. For information on press screenings, photos and press kits please contact Jeff Sanderson at 310/275-0777, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For interview requests for Robin Williams, please contact Shara Storch (Fox Searchlight) at 310-369-1148.
Tuesday, January 7, 2003:
CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND with George Clooney In Person
The Tuesday, January 7th program begins at 7:30 PM with George Clooney's directorial debut, CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND, (2002, Miramax, 115 min.) "My name Is Charles Hirsch Barris. I have written pop songs, I have been a television producer. I am responsible for polluting the airwaves with mind-numbing puerile entertainment. In addition, I have murdered thirty-three human beings." Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. Young, energetic, and focused on a top career in the growing television industry, Chuck Barris finds himself being followed by a suspicious character who quickly lures him into a secretive and dangerous world: that of a CIA operative. While Barris gains notoriety as a dynamic television producer - creating such innovative and popular game shows as "The Newlywed Game" and the self-hosted "The Gong Show" - he regularly executes assassinations for the United States government. As ratings rise, Barris incorporates his shows into his secret life: winning couples on "The Dating Game" find themselves shipped off to "fabulous Helsinki" and "romantic West Berlin" for their dream dates - it isn't Paris, but it provides chaperone Barris a cover for his covert missions. As Barris basks in the glamour of his two worlds - entertainment and espionage - his life begins to spiral out of control. He is torn between the woman who loves him and the mysterious woman of his fantasies. He receives mass criticism from the public who accuses him of contaminating the airwaves...and he finds himself marked for death by a traitor operative. Barris must regain control of his life. Both of them. CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND stars Sam Rockwell in a breakthrough
performance as the legendary Chuck Barris. The film marks the directorial debut of George Clooney, from a screenplay by Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ADAPTATION.) Also starring are Drew Barrymore as Barris's girlfriend Penny, Julia Roberts as an international operative known as Patricia, Rutger Hauer as secret agent Keeler, and Clooney as C.I.A. agent Jim Byrd. Andrew Lazar is the film's producer. Steven Soderbergh is executive producing, along with Rand Ravich. Discussion following with director and actor George Clooney.
Press kits are available from Karen Paul at Miramax. For information on press screenings, photos and press kits please contact Karen Paul at Miramax at email@example.com For interview requests, please contact Stan Rosenfield at 310/286-7474.
Monday, January 13, 2003: THE HOURS with Nicole Kidman In Person
The Monday, January 13th program begins at 7:30 PM with THE HOURS, (2002, Paramount) a Scott Rudin/Robert Fox production, is based upon the novel by Michael Cunningham, and directed by Stephen Daldry, with screenplay by David Hare. Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman), lives in a suburb of London in the early 1920s, battling insanity as she begins to write her great novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Over two decades later, Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) is a wife and mother in Los Angeles at the end of World War II, who is reading Mrs. Dalloway and finding it so revelatory that she begins to consider making a devastating change in her life. And then, in contemporary New York City, there is Clarissa Vaughan (Meryl Streep), a modern version of Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, in love with her friend Richard (Ed Harris), a brilliant poet dying of AIDS. All three stories intertwine and finally come together in a surprising and transcendent moment of shared recognition. Executive produced by Mark Huffam, the film also stars Ed Harris, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Dillane, Allison Janney, John C. Reilly, Miranda Richardson, Eileen Atkins and Linda Bassett. Discussion following with actress Nicole Kidman.
Press kits are available at the Cinematheque offices. For information on press screenings, press kits and photos please contact David Horowitz at PARAMOUNT at 323/956-8265 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For interview requests, please contact Catherine Olim (PMK/HBH) at 310/289-6200.
Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours
Saturday, Jan. 11 / 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM | Sunday, Jan. 12 / 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
FOREVER HOLLYWOOD SCREENS ON BOTH DAYS AT 11:35 PM
OUR POPULAR BEHIND THE SCENES EGYPTIAN THEATRE HISTORIC TOURS!
In-depth, behind-the-scenes tours of the historic, 1922 Egyptian Theatre (We just celebrated our 80th Anniversary on October 18th!). Find out how the Egyptian brought the stars to Hollywood. See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes.
Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth and more! For the total "Old Hollywood" experience, combine a tour and a screening of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (11:00 AM on both days). Tour tickets: $7 Adults; $5 under 12 years/ 65+. Cinematheque Members $10; Tour & Film Combo $10. Tickets at the door. Group tours are also available at the time of your choice (10 or more persons).
REQUESTS FOR PRESS TICKETS TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
* TICKET REQUESTS MUST BE IN WRITING AND SHOULD BE FAXED TO 323.461.9737 ATTN: MARGOT GERBER, 24 HOURS PRIOR TO SHOW TIME. THURSDAY AT 6 PM IS THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR REQUESTS FOR WEEKEND SCREENINGS. PLEASE INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN YOUR COVERAGE WILL APPEAR AND A DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MEDIA OUTLET.
* JOURNALISTS WISHING TO AUDIO OR VIDEOTAPE DISCUSSIONS MUST ALSO SEND A FAXED REQUEST. IF YOUR REQUEST IS ACCEPTED, YOU WILL PICK UP YOUR TICKETS THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW AT THE BOX OFFICE. Details at: http://www.americancinematheque.com/pressreleases/pressticketpolicies.htm
INTERVIEW REQUESTS MUST ALSO BE IN WRITING. WE WILL FORWARD YOUR REQUEST TO THE FILMMAKER/ACTOR AND HIS/HER REPRESENTATIVE. WE CAN NOT INFLUENCE THEIR DECISION TO GRANT AN INTERVIEW.
A complete calendar/flyer listing of these films will not be mailed to you. Information is available on our website www.egyptiantheatre.com
NEW TICKET PRICES AS OF JANUARY 2, 2003: $9 General; $6 Cinematheque Members. $8 Seniors (65+ years) and students with valid ID card. Must be shown at box office at time of purchase.
BLACK & WHITE AND COLOR PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST VIA E-MAIL
THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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