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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 6, 2003
Contact: Margot Gerber
Tel.: 323.461.2020 ext. 115

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS THREE EVENINGS AT THE EGYPTIAN WITH IN PERSON GUESTS IN JANUARY

A Night at the Egyptian with Diane Lane and UNFAITHFUL (January 15)

A Night at the Egyptian with Director Rob Marshall and CHICAGO (January 16)

A Tribute to Alan Arkin (January 21)

HOLLYWOOD -The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents three special evenings at the Egyptian with in person guests in mid January. On Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 7:30 PM actress Diane Lane will appear in person with a screening of the erotic thriller UNFAITHFUL (2002, 20th Century Fox) directed by Adrian Lyne (FATAL ATTRACTION). On Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 7:30 PM Director Rob Marshall will appear in person with a screening of the musical CHICAGO (2002, Miramax). On Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 5:00 PM Alan Arkin will appear in person for a discussion following THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER (1968, Warner Bros.), and will introduce a Double Feature of 13 CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING (2002, Sony Classics) and THE IN-LAWS (1979, Warner Bros.) 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.

Wednesday, January 15, 2003: A NIGHT AT THE EGYPTIAN WITH DIANE LANE AND UNFAITHFUL

The Wednesday, January 15th program begins at 7:30 PM with a screening of UNFAITHFUL, (2002, 20th Century Fox, 124 min.) directed by Adrian Lyne. Edward and Connie Sumner are a wonderfully-maintained middle-aged couple living the American dream. Together with their eight-year-old son, a dog and a housekeeper, they share an enviable life in the suburbs of New York City. But no life goes unchallenged: this happy marriage, dampened by the routines of affluence, falls prey to an outsider when Connie has a fateful collision with a stranger on a Soho street. It's an encounter which assaults her with mystery, spontaneity, charm - and risk. It will pull Connie into an affair which will become her obsession.

When Edward innocently learns that his wife has lied to him, suspicion propels him to uncover the devastating details of her infidelity. Tormented by the knowledge, he confronts her lover, only to discover a level of rage within himself that he could never have imagined. Can a marriage so infected by deceit, guilt and anger find a way to recover? Director Adrian Lyne spins a web of passion and pain in UNFAITHFUL, which he describes as "an erotic thriller about the body language of guilt."

Richard Gere, Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez star. Lyne also produces with G. Mac Brown. The screenplay is by Alvin Sargent and William Broyles, Jr. Executive producers are Pierre-Richard Muller, Lawrence Steven Meyers, and Arnon Milchan. Discussion following with actress Diane Lane.

Preview tapes, photos and press kits are available from 20th Century Fox Publicity or contact Jeff Sanderson at 310/275-0777, e-mail: jeffsanderson@warrencowan.com for materials and interview requests.

Thursday, January 16, 2003:

A Night at the Egyptian with Director Rob Marshall and CHICAGO

The Thursday, January 16th program begins at 7:30 PM with CHICAGO, (2002, Miramax, 113 min.) directed by Rob Marshall. Everyone loves a legend, but in Chicago, there's only room for one. Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) burns in the spotlight as a nightclub sensation. When she shoots her philandering husband, she lands on Chicago's famed murderess row, retains Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), and is the center of the town's most notorious murder case, only increasing her celebrity. Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger), seduced by the city's promise of style and adventure, dreams of singing and dancing her way to stardom.

When Roxie's abusive lover tries to walk out on her, she, too, ends up in prison. Billy recognizes a made-for-tabloids story, and postpones Velma's court date to take on Roxie's case. Infamy is Roxie's ticket to stardom. Billy turns her crime of passion into celebrity headlines, and in this town, where murder is a form of entertainment, she becomes a bona fide star - much to Velma's chagrin. As Roxie fashions herself as America's sweetheart, Velma has more than a few surprises in store, and the two women stop at nothing to outdo each other in their obsessive pursuit of fame and celebrity.

A new interpretation that takes the award winning Broadway show into fresh and expansive cinematic realms, director Rob Marshall's CHICAGO shifts adroitly from the reality of intrigue, rivalry and betrayal to spectacular fantasies of music and dance, offering tongue-in-cheek commentary on the cult of celebrity and the scandalous lengths to which people will go to attain it. Discussion following with director Rob Marshall and Cast and Crew TBA.

Press kits and photos are available from Karen Paul at Miramax, karen.paul@miramax.com or 323/822-4200 x-4376. Interview requests should also go through Miramax publicity.

Tuesday, January 21, 2003: A TRIBUTE TO ALAN ARKIN

The Tuesday, January 21st program begins at 5:00 PM with THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, (1968, Warner Bros., 123 min.) Alan Arkin was nominated for an Academy Award for his heart-wrenching performance as Singer, a deaf-mute who lives in a world of his own - until he befriends an introverted teenaged girl (Sondra Locke, in an equally astonishing performance.) Beautifully directed by Robert Ellis Miller (THE BUTTERCUP CHAIN), based on Carson McCullers' acclaimed novel. Discussion following with Alan Arkin.

Following at 8:15 PM is a Double Feature. First up is 13 CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING, (2002, Sony Classics, 94 min.) directed by Jill Sprecher. 13 CONVERSATIONS weaves five contemporary stories together into a single tale that examines the dramatic impact people have on one another. A man approaching middle age decides to change his life. A rising young attorney's plans are thrown into disarray as the result of a single act. A woman faces her husband's infidelity. An envious businessman seeks revenge on a cheerful co-worker, and an optimistic young cleaning woman awaits a miracle. Starring Alan Arkin, Matthew McConaughey, John Turturro, Clea DuVall and Amy Irving.

Next on the same bill is THE IN-LAWS, (1979, Warner Bros., 103 min.) directed by Arthur Hiller. Giant tse-tse flies, the Bay of Pigs, dictators with talking hands, and flames on your car: one of the laugh-out-loud funniest movies of the past 25 years stars Alan Arkin as a middle-class dentist who finds himself thrown together with delusional CIA agent Peter Falk when their children decide to get married. Serpentine, Shel, serpentine!! Alan Arkin to introduce screening.

Press kits, photos and interview requests may be made through Melody Korenbrot or Mark Roper at Block-Korenbrot, 323-655-0593. mkorenbrot@bk-pr.com or mroper@bk-pr.com

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

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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.

THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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