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From: "Landmark Theatres - San Diego, CA"
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 11:32:38 -0700

HBO Films, FineLine Features and Landmark Theatres invite you to enter for a 
chance to win our exclusive "AMERICAN SPLENDOR PARK CITY" Sweepstakes! Grand 
Prize is trip for two to Park City, Utah during the 2004 Sundance Film Festival 
- including airfare for two, hotel accommodations and passes to the festival. 
First prize is an Autographed Original Strip by Harvey Pekar! And free films at 
Landmark Theatres for you and a guest for all of 2004! Five second prize DVD 
packs will also be awarded. Prizes courtesy of HBO Films & FineLine Features. 
For entry details and complete rules, please visit: www.LandmarkTheatres.com. 
AMERICAN SPLENDOR opens this summer.




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Welcome to the Landmark Theatres Weekly Update! This e-mail is designed to keep 
you up to date on what's happening at San Diego's homes for independent and 
foreign language films. 


For further information, visit Landmark Theatres on the web at 


You can purchase advance tickets for films playing at Landmark's Hillcrest 
Cinemas on MovieFone at



Opening this week at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas is "American Splendor," a 
film based on the comic book of the same name by one Harvey Pekar. The book 
centers around Pekar's life as a file clerk in Cleveland, Ohio.


"American Splendor," the comic book, was first published by Pekar in 1976 and 
continued on in this fashion until the early nineties when Dark Horse Comics 
picked it up for distribution. Throughout its run several renowned comic 
artists have helped illustrate Pekar's words. Among them are Robert Crumb, 
Frank Stack and Joe Sacco. The book won an American Book Award in 1987.


As an individual Pekar is an interesting character. He began his writing career 
as a music and book critic for the likes of the Boston Herald, Austin 
Chronicle, and Jazz Times, to name a few. In 1999 he began working for the 
radio station WKSU through which he's won several awards for his writing. And, 
finally, throughout the mid-eighties and early nineties he was a regular on 
"The Late Show with David Letterman."


In spite of all of this he's managed to keep a relatively low profile. He still 
lives in his hometown of Cleveland and retired from his file clerk job at the 
local VA Hospital in 2001. He'd worked there since 1966.


Feel free to e-mail me directly at ChrisP@LandmarkTheatres.com with comments or 
suggestions. Thank you for your interest in our films!


- Chris Principio, Landmark San Diego City Office



~ New This Week ~

Bargain shows in ( )   


AMERICAN SPLENDOR - Opens Friday, August 29th at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas

File clerk, working-class intellectual, obsessive-compulsive collector, and 
creator of the seminal autobiographical comic book American Splendor, Harvey 
Pekar documents the mundane tribulations, random experiences and cultural 
interests that comprise his day-to-day existence in Cleveland. Filmmakers Shari 
Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini illustrate this prickly hero in several 
forms: the Harvey of the acted narrative (Paul Giamatti), a 2D animated Harvey, 
and the real Harvey, past (via archival footage) and present. Hope Davis stars 
as Pekar's wife. Grand Jury Prize Winner at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. 

101 minutes. Rated R. Presented in Dolby SR Stereo. Friday, Tuesday through 
Thursday at (1:50), 4:40, 7:30, 10:00; Saturday through Monday at (11:30), 
1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:00.


Landmark Theatres Exclusives!

Filmmakers Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini on Comic Book Author Harvey 


And... Six Cartoonists From Fantagraphics Pay Tribute to Harvey Pekar



THE CREMASTER CYCLE - Opens Friday, August 29th at Landmark's Ken Cinema 


CREMASTER 3 - Plays Friday, August 29th at Landmark's Ken Cinema

The concluding installment of artist Matthew Barney's five-part Cremaster film 
cycle is an epic journey that infuses Celtic mysticism with 20th century 
modernism, blockbuster bombast with hermetic aesthetics. Shot at two 
architectural landmarks-New York's Chrysler Building and the Guggenheim 
Museum-along with locales in Ireland, Scotland and upstate New York, Cremaster 
3 follows The Entered Apprentice (Barney) as he endures torture and travails in 
order to ascend each building. Peopled by ogres and gangsters, chorus girls and 
freemasons, Barney's bizarre universe is never less than stunning. Features 
appearances by sculptor Richard Serra, hardcore bands Agnostic Front and 
Murphy's Law, and athlete Aimee Mullins

182 minutes. Not Rated. Presented in Ultra Stereo. Friday & Thursday at 4:45, 
8:30; Saturday at 1:00, 4:45, 8:30



CREMASTER 1 - Plays Sunday, August 31st at Landmark's Ken Cinema

In twin hovering Goodyear blimps, a platinum starlet builds geometric patterns 
from red and green grapes, mirrored by Busby Berkeley-style showgirls on the 
blue-astroturfed field below.

Presented with Cremaster 2. See Length and Show Times Below.


CREMASTER 2 - Plays Sunday, August 31st at Landmark's Ken Cinema

Exquisitely shot, hallucinatory work featuring Matthew Barney as Western outlaw 
Gary Gilmore and Norman Mailer as Harry Houdini. Barney eschews traditional 
paint-on-canvas for an eclectic mix of gender-bending sexuality and 
athleticism, obscure historical references, high fashion, remote locations, 
lush musical scores and a range of category-defying mythopoeic imagery.

121 minutes. Not Rated. Presented in Ultra Stereo. Sunday & Monday at 2:30, 
5:30, 8:30.



CREMASTER 4 - Plays Tuesday, September 2nd at Landmark's Ken Cinema

Flame-Haired Satyr The Loughton Candidate (Matthew Barney) slowly taps his way 
through an eroding floor into the sea, as competing color coded motorcycle 
teams set off in opposite directions to circle the Isle of Man.

Presented With Cremaster 5. See Length and Show Times Below.


CREMASTER 5 - Plays Tuesday, September 2nd at Landmark's Ken Cinema

Ursula Andress (Dr. No) stars as the Queen of Chain, the sole audience for a 
lush operatic spectacle performed by the Budapest Opera and Philharmonic 
Orchestra within a grand 19th century opera house, accompanied by faeries, a 
magician (Matthew Barney on horseback), various attendants of unspecified 
gender and species, and a bevy of live pigeons.

97 minutes. Not Rated. Presented in Ultra Stereo. Tuesday & Wednesday at 4:30, 
7:00, 9:30.




~ Continuing ~

Bargain shows in ( )


AND NOW LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - at Landmark's La Jolla Village Cinemas

Escaping his past of crimes and deceit, jewel thief Valentin (Jeremy Irons) 
buys a luxury sailboat and takes to the high seas. Scorned by the betrayal of 
her lover, beguiling nightclub singer Jane (Patricia Kaas) flees Paris for a 
hotel gig in Morocco. Their paths collide when Valentin's boat crashes off the 
cost of that same country. Fate and circumstance throw them together. Only able 
to trust one another, the two set out on a pilgrimage and in the process find 
something much more significant-each other. Directed by Claude Lelouch (A Man 
and a Woman).

126 minutes. Rated PG-13. Presented In Dolby SR Stereo. Friday, Tuesday through 
Thursday at (1:45), 4:20, 7:00, 9:40; Saturday through Monday at (11:00), 1:45, 
4:20, 7:00, 9:40.



THE MAGDALENE SISTERS - at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas

Writer/director Peter Mullan (Orphans) delves into the young lives of four 
"fallen women" rejected by their families and abandoned to the mercy of the 
Catholic Church in 1960s Ireland. Stripped of their freedoms, the women are 
condemned to indefinite servitude in the Magdalene Laundries to atone for their 
"sins." The last Magdalene Asylum in Ireland closed in 1996-only since has the 
true horror of conditions in these institutions begun to emerge. Stars 
Geraldine McEwan (Titus) and Anne-Marie Duff (Enigma). Winner of the Golden 
Lion Award for Best Picture at the Venice Film Festival.

119 minutes. Rated R. Presented In Dolby SR Stereo. Friday, Tuesday through 
Thursday at (1:30), 4:20, 7:00, 9:45; Saturday through Monday at (11:00), 1:30, 
4:20, 7:00, 9:45.



LE DIVORCE - at Landmark's La Jolla Village Cinemas

>From renowned filmmakers James Ivory and Ismail Merchant comes a modern-day 
>comedy of manners in which American sisters Isabel (Kate Hudson) and Roxy 
>(Naomi Watts) are faced with the complicated social mores of French society. 
>Pregnant and jilted by her scoundrel husband, Roxy is headed for le divorce, 
>while Isabel leaps into l'amour with a married French diplomat. Culture clash 
>and scandal ensue as the sisters learn what it really takes to be an American 
>in Paris. Also stars Stockard Channing, Glenn Close, Leslie Caron, Bebe 
>Neuwirth, Sam Waterston and Matthew Modine.

115 minutes. Rated PG-13. Presented in Dolby SR Stereo. Friday, Tuesday through 
Thursday at (1:55), 4:35, 7:10, 9:45; Saturday through Monday at (11:15), 1:55, 
4:35, 7:10, 9:45.


Landmark Theatres Exclusive!

Producer Ismail Merchant on the crucial role music plays in his filmmaking:



STEP INTO LIQUID - at Landmark's La Jolla Village Cinemas

Stunningly photographed directorial debut of Dana Brown, prodigal son of 
renowned filmmaker Bruce Brown (Endless Summer II), covering the broad spectrum 
of surfing's cultural wavelength-from the acrobatic free surfing of the world's 
top professionals, to the brave tow-in crews conquering 60 feet waves in the 
middle of the ocean, to some crazy cats who surf the wakes of supertankers off 
the coast of Texas. Features appearances by Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, the 
Malloy brothers, Gerry Lopez, five-time world champ Layne Beachley and legend 
Robert August.

88 minutes. Not Rated. Presented in Digital Projection & Ultra Stereo. Friday, 
Tuesday through Thursday at (2:20), 5:00, 7:30, 10:00; Saturday through Monday 
at (11:40), 2:20, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00.



DIRTY PRETTY THINGS - at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas

Nigerian-born Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) struggles to escape his past by fleeing 
to London, a city that will not afford him an identity. Once a doctor, Okwe now 
toils as a cabbie and hotel clerk. When he discovers that his hotel is the site 
of a black market operation, Okwe must fight to save his life and the lives of 
others while maintaining his anonymity. With the help of friend and fellow 
immigrant (Audrey Tautou), Okwe tries to outwit both unyielding immigration 
officers and his hotel's devious racketeers. Directed by Stephen Frears (The 
Grifters, Dangerous Liaisons). 

97 minutes. Not Rated. Presented in Ultra Stereo. Friday, Tuesday through 
Thursday at (2:00), 5:00, 7:40, 10:05; Saturday through Monday at (11:40), 
2:00, 5:00, 7:40, 10:05.



CAMP - at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas

Long summer days at Camp Ovation are ripe with life lessons, Sondheim tunes, 
romance, fast friendships, jealousies and backstage antics. Not since Fame has 
so much fresh talent found its way to the screen in one fell swoop. As amazing 
young triple-threats sing and dance their hearts out, they breathe life into 
classic summer stock standards. Inspired by his own experiences as a counselor 
at a similar camp, writer and director Todd Graff proposes that even outsiders 
need a place to fit in and grow up on their own terms.

110 minutes. Rated PG-13. Presented in Ultra Stereo. Friday, Tuesday through 
Thursday at (4:30), 9:50; Saturday through Monday at (11:10), 4:30, 9:50.


Landmark Theatres Exclusive!

Writer/Director Todd Graff reminisces about his days as a counselor at an 
acting camp for kids:



SWIMMING POOL - at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas

In his first English-language film, French writer/director François Ozon (8 
Women, Under the Sand) revisits the suspense genre of his debut feature See the 
Sea. Sarah Morton (Charlotte Rampling), a famous British mystery author seeking 
inspiration for her new novel, accepts her publisher's offer to stay at his 
home in the South of France. The country locale and unhurried pace is just the 
tonic for her-until his French daughter Julie (Ludivine Sagnier) unexpectedly 
arrives. Their interaction unduly influences Sarah's creative process, as Sarah 
finds herself drawn into a real-life mystery that Julie embodies.

102 Minutes. Rated R. Presented in Dolby SR Stereo. Friday, Wednesday, & 
Thursday at (2:10), 4:50, 7:10, 9:55; Saturday through Monday at (11:20), 2:10, 
4:50, 7:10, 9:55; Tuesday at (2:10), 4:50, 9:55.


Landmark Theatres Exclusive!

Director Francois Ozon On The Fears And Pleasures Of Directing Films:



WHALE RIDER - at Landmark's La Jolla Village and Hillcrest Cinemas

"'Whale Rider' is embedded in the landscape with performances so strong and 
natural that the simplicity of the picture's fable lands with an almost 
unbearable eloquence." --- Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central.

105 minutes. Rated R. Presented in Dobly SR Stereo at La Jolla Village & in 
Ultra Stereo at Hillcrest. At La Jolla Village: Daily at (2:05), 7:20; At 
Hillcrest: Daily at (1:40), 7:20.


Landmark Theatres Exclusive!

Writer & Director Niki Caro on the importance of whales in Maori culture:



WINGED MIGRATION - at Landmark's La Jolla Village Cinemas

"A movie of awesome beauty and innovation, 'Winged Migration' reveals a piece 
of the world we've glimpsed from afar but have never before seen with such 
stunning clarity. To call this experience breathtaking doesn't quite do it 
justice. Your breath may be squeezed out in the film's first five minutes." --- 
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune. Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary 

89 minutes. Rated G. Presented in Dolby SR Stereo. Friday, Tuesday through 
Thursday at (4:50), 9:55; Saturday through Monday at (11:30), 4:50, 9:55. 


Landmark Theatres Exclusive! 

Filmmaker Jacques Perrin on the challenge of entering the world of birds: 



~ Coming Soon ~

(as always, opening dates are subject to change)  


STOKED: THE RISE AND FALL OF GATOR - Opens Friday, September 5th at Landmark's 
Ken Cinema

Six years in the making, Helen Stickler's documentary charts the rise of 
skateboarding culture in the 1980s and the trappings of success. The film is 
framed against the life of the era's most revered professional skater: Mark 
'Gator' Rogowski, now serving thirty-one years to life in prison for rape and 
murder. A mix of jaw dropping skate boarding footage, music and interviews with 
some of the legends of the sport (including Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and 
Lance Mountain), Stoked is social commentary steeped in '80s nostalgia.

82 minutes. Not Rated. Presented in Ultra Stereo. Friday, Monday through 
Thursday at 5:30, 7:30, 9:30; Saturday & Sunday at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30.



SHANGHAI GHETTO - Opens Friday, September 5th at Landmark's La Jolla Village 

In the late 1930s, German Jews were trying to escape Nazi persecution, but 
country after country closed its doors to them. The only place in the world 
that didn't require entrance visas was the city of Shanghai. Fleeing for their 
lives, Jewish refugees journeyed to the exotic city, arriving penniless and 
unprepared for life in the Far East. This illuminating film features interviews 
with survivors and historians, rare letters, still photos and footage shot in 
modern Shanghai where most of the Jewish Ghetto remains unchanged. Narrated by 
Martin Landau.

95 minutes. Not Rated. Presented In Dolby SR Stereo.



THE HOUSEKEEPER - Opens Friday, September 5th at Landmark's La Jolla Village 

Jacques (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is a classical music sound engineer in his fifties 
living alone after his wife (Catherine Breillat, director of Romance) has 
walked out on him. After deciding to get his life back in order, Jacques hires 
a housekeeper named Laura (Émilie Dequenne) to plow through the mess that's 
overtaken his apartment. She quickly adds a missing spark to his life and 
reawakens feelings within him that he thought were beyond revival. Directed by 
Claude Berri (Jean de Florette, Manon of the Spring). Fully subtitled.

91minutes. Not Rated. Presented In Dolby SR Stereo.



THIRTEEN - Opens Friday, September 5th at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas

When thirteen-year-old Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood of Little Secrets) falls under 
the intoxicating influence of Evie (Nikki Reed), the most popular girl in 
school, she finds herself entangled in a fast paced, unfamiliar world. Her 
mother (Holly Hunter) frantically tries to understand her daughter's radical 
transformation, horrified to learn the extent to which Tracy has fallen beyond 
her grasp. Also stars Jeremy Sisto ("Six Feet Under") and Deborah Unger 
(Between Strangers, Sunshine). First-time director Catherine Hardwicke co-wrote 
the script with then thirteen-year-old Nikki Reed, upon whose experiences the 
film is inspired. 

100 minutes. Rated R. Presented In Dolby SR Stereo.


Landmark Theatres Exclusive!

Director Catherine Hardwicke on co-writing her debut feature with the film's 
13-year-old co-star:






~ Theatre Information, Parking Information and Directions ~ 




Hillcrest Cinemas 

3965 Fifth Avenue, Suite 200

San Diego

(619) 819-0236

Located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, north of Downtown, on 5th Avenue 
between Washington Street and University Avenue on the second level of the 
Village Hillcrest. Parking in the structure underneath the Village Hillcrest is 
free for your first 3 hours with validation from the theatre lobby and is 
accessible from Fifth Avenue, east and west-bound Washington and from the 
University Avenue exit off of south-bound Highway 163. Look for the entrance to 
the Village Hillcrest garage on the right before coming to the stoplight. 

Limited street parking is available around the Village Hillcrest. 




Ken Cinema 

4061 Adams Avenue

San Diego

(619) 819-0236

Located in the Kensington area of San Diego, east of Normal Heights, on Adams 
Avenue right to the east of the intersection of the I-15 freeway. It can be 
easily found by taking Highway 8 east to the 805 Freeway South to the Adams 
Avenue exit, or by taking Highway 8 west to the 15 Freeway South to the Adams 
Avenue exit. Parking is always free and can be found on surrounding residential 
streets or in the parking lots across the street and to the west of the 




La Jolla Village Cinemas 

8879 Villa La Jolla Drive

La Jolla

(619) 819-0236

Located in the back of the La Jolla Village Center in La Jolla, on the north 
side of Nobel Drive, west of the intersection of the I-5 Freeway. They can be 
easily found by taking Highway 5 North to Nobel Drive West and turning right at 
the second light into the La Jolla Village Shopping Center. From Highway 5 
South, exit at La Jolla Village Drive, go west and take the first left onto 
Villa La Jolla Drive, at the top of the hill, turn left into the shopping 
center. Parking in the front, side or back parking lots is always free.




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