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Hoyts Distribution Newsletter, January 2006

Hoyts Distribution Newsletter, January 2006

Forthcoming Releases

MAD HOT BALLROOM - 26 December

11-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of
ballroom dancing and reveal pieces of themselves and their world along the
way. Told from their candid, sometimes hilarious perspectives, these kids
are transformed, from reluctant participants to determined competitors,
from typical urban kids to "ladies and gentlemen," on their way to try to
compete in the final citywide competition. Providing unique insight into
the incredible cultural diversity that is New York City, this film
profiles several kids from three schools (out of 60) at this dynamic age,
when becoming that "cool" teenager vies for position with familiar
innocence, while they learn the merengue, rumba, tango, the foxtrot and
swing.

Cast: Pupils and teachers of New York City schools: Washington Heights,
Tribeca, and Bensonhurst
Directed by: Marilyn Agrelo
Run time: 106 minutes
Film censorship: PG Adult themes
Trailer censorship: G
Genre: Documentary
Country of origin: USA
Materials available: Trailers, posters, flyers, EPKs
Suggested trailering on: The Worlds Fastest Indian, Pride And Prejudice,
Me And My Sister, The Constant Gardener, Murderball, Shop Girl, Harry
Potter, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, King Kong, Chicken Little, The
Legend Of Zorro, The Family Stone, Valiant, Rumour Has It, Nanny McPhee,
Cheaper By The Dozen 2

Website:
http://www.paramountclassics.com/madhot

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THE JACKET - 12 January

William Starks is a Gulf War vet who returns home after a near death
experience hoping to simply resume his life. Instead, he gets caught up in
a series of bizarre events: he is accused of a murder he has no
recollection of committing and is sent to a state-run hospital for the
criminally insane.

His assigned caretaker, Dr. Becker, uses a barbaric technique to elicit
confessions from his patients: they are stripped naked, stuffed into a
torturous box-like suit called "The Jacket", and placed into a cadaver
drawer for days. When a fellow inmate teaches Starks a mental technique to
help him stay sane, he takes it to a whole new level. Using his pain to
make him stronger, he learns how to travel through time, thus mentally
escaping from the horrors of physical confinement. Free to travel through
time, he searches for answers to the murder he is accused of committing
and sets out to save himself from the past.

Cast: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley
Directed by: John Maybury
Run time: 104 minutes
Film censorship: R16 Contains violence and content that may disturb
Trailer censorship: M
Genre: Thriller
Country of origin: USA
Materials available: Trailers, posters, flyers, EPKs
Suggested trailering on: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Murderball, The Exorcism Of
Emily Rose, The Constant Gardener, Me And My Sister, Young Adam, Four
Brothers, Walk On Water, Happy Endings, Shadows Of Time, Goodnight and
Goodluck

Website: http://www.thejacketmovie.com

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ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW - 23 February

Acclaimed multimedia performance artist Miranda July makes a leap into
feature filmmaking.

ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW is a poetic and penetrating observation of
how people struggle to connect with one another in an isolating and
contemporary world. Christine Jesperson (July) is a lonely artist and
eldercab driver who uses her fantastical artistic visions to draw her
aspirations and objects of desire closer to her. Richard Swersey (John
Hawkes), a newly single shoe salesman and father of two boys, is prepared
for amazing things to happen. But when he meets the captivating Christine,
he panics. Life is not so oblique for Richard's 7-year-old Robby, who is
having a risqué Internet romance with a stranger, and his 14-year-old
brother Peter, who becomes the guinea pig for neighbourhood girls
practicing for their future of romance and marriage.

Cast: John Hawkes, Miranda July, Brandon Ratcliff
Directed by: Miranda July
Run time: 90 minutes
Film censorship: R18 Sexual content may offend
Trailer censorship: PG
Genre: Drama
Country of origin: USA
Materials available: Trailers, posters, flyers, EPKs
Suggested trailering on: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Murderball, The Constant
Gardener, Me And My Sister, Young Adam, Four Brothers, Walk On Water,
Happy Endings, Shadows Of Time, Goodnight and Goodluck, Munich, River
Queen, Casanova, Assassination of Richard Nixon, Domino, North Country,
Marilyn Hotchkiss, Inside Deep Throat, Walk The Line, Brokeback Mountain,
Capote, Syriana, Thumbsucker

Website:
http://www.ifcfilms.com/meandyoumovie

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JUST FRIENDS - February

The romantic comedy JUST FRIENDS stars Ryan Reynolds as a former high
school geek turned trendy Los Angeles music executive. When he gets
stranded in his New Jersey hometown due to bad weather with a superstar
singer he is trying to sign, he finds himself reunited with his high
school crush and discovers she is his true love.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Chris Klein
Directed by: Roger Kumble
Run time: 94 minutes
Film censorship: M Contains sexual references
Trailer censorship: TBC
Genre: Romantic comedy
Country of origin: USA
Materials available: TBC
Suggested trailering on: TBC

Website:
http://www.justfriendsmovie.com

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LORD OF WAR - 23 March

Based on fact, LORD OF WAR is an action adventure story set in a world of
international arms dealing. The film explores a little-known consequence
of the end of the Cold War - the enormous quantity of arms that suddenly
became available for sale by former Soviet states to developing countries
(especially in Africa) and the vast sums of money made by the arms dealers
who sold them. Many believe it is the greatest heist of the 20th Century.
In Ukraine alone between 1982 and 1992 over $32 billion in arms were
stolen. No culprit has ever been caught or prosecuted. The film follows
the globe trotting exploits of arms dealer Yuri Orlov. Through some of the
deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless
Interpol agent, his business rivals, even some of his customers who
include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, Yuri must
also face his own conscience.

Cast: Nicholas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Run time: TBC
Film censorship: TBC
Trailer censorship: TBC
Genre: Action/Thriller
Country of origin: USA
Materials available: Posters
Suggested trailering on: TBC

Website:
http://www.lordofwarthemovie.com

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Coming Soon :

Waiting - Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Farris
The Descent -Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Jackson Mendoza
Keeping Mum -Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Maggie Smith, Kristen Scott-Thomas,
Patrick Swayze
Match Point -Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Emily
Mortimer
Pledge This -Starring: Paris Hilton, Holly Valance, Carmen Electra

ENDS

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