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1997: World Premieres
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The Movies of 1997: U.S. Releases
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 Addicted to Love Dir. Griffin Dunne. With Matthew Broderick, Meg Ryan, Tchéky Karyo B
 Afterglow Dir. Alan Rudolph. With Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Jonny Lee Miller, Lara Flynn Boyle D+
 Air Force One Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. With Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close C+
 Alien: Resurrection Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman B
 Amistad Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman B
 As Good As It Gets Dir. James L. Brooks. With Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear C+
 Bliss Dir. Lance Young. With Craig Sheffer, Sheryl Lee, Terence Stamp, Lois Chiles C
 Blood and Wine Dir. Bob Rafelson. With Jack Nicholson, Stephen Dorff, Michael Caine B+
 Boogie Nights Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore A–
 The Boxer Dir. Jim Sheridan. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Ken Stott D+
 Cremaster 5 Dir. Matthew Barney. With Matthew Barney, Ursula Andress, Joanne Rha, Susan Rha B+
 Eye of God Dir. Tim Blake Nelson. With Martha Plimpton, Kevin Anderson, Nick Stahl B
 Female Perversions Dir. Susan Streitfeld. With Tilda Swinton, Amy Madigan, Karen Sillas B+
 I Know What You Did Last Summer Dir. Jim Gillespie. With Jennifer Love Hewitt C
 Irma Vep Dir. Olivier Assayas. With Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard A
 Jackie Brown Dir. Quentin Tarantino. With Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster A–
 The Mill on the Floss Dir. Graham Theakston. TV Movie. With Emily Watson, Ifan Meredith C
 My Best Friend's Wedding Dir. P.J. Hogan. With Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz B
 The Myth of Fingerprints Dir. Bart Freundlich. With Noah Wyle, Julianne Moore, Roy Scheider B
 Oscar and Lucinda Dir. Gillian Armstrong. With Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Tom Wilkinson A
 Paradise Road Dir. Bruce Beresford. With Glenn Close, Pauline Collins, Jennifer Ehle B–
 The Pillow Book Dir. Peter Greenaway. With Vivian Wu, Ken Ogata, Ewan McGregor B+
 Schizopolis Dir. Steven Soderbergh. With Steven Soderbergh, Betsy Brantley, David Jensen B
 The Sweet Hereafter Dir. Atom Egoyan. With Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood B+
 A Thousand Acres Dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse. With Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange C–
 Titanic Dir. James Cameron. With Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Gloria Stuart A–
 Titanic Dir. James Cameron. With Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Gloria Stuart A–
 Washington Square Dir. Agnieszka Holland. With Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney B+

Full Listing of Films Screened

4 Little Girls Dir. Spike Lee. Documentary about 1963 church bombing in Montgomery, Alabama B+

Addicted to Love Dir. Griffin Dunne. With Matthew Broderick, Meg Ryan, Tchéky Karyo B
Afterglow Dir. Alan Rudolph. With Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Jonny Lee Miller, Lara Flynn Boyle D+
Air Force One Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. With Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close C+
Alien: Resurrection Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman B
All Over Me Dir. Alex Sichel. With Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Cole Hauser, Pat Briggs B+
Amistad Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman B
The Apostle Dir. Robert Duvall. With Robert Duvall, John Beasley, Farrah Fawcett A–
As Good As It Gets Dir. James L. Brooks. With Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear C+
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Dir. Jay Roach. With Mike Myers B–

Bent Dir. Sean Mathias. With Clive Owen, Lothaire Bluteau, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber B–
Bliss Dir. Lance Young. With Craig Sheffer, Sheryl Lee, Terence Stamp, Lois Chiles B
Blood and Wine Dir. Bob Rafelson. With Jack Nicholson, Stephen Dorff, Michael Caine B+
Boogie Nights Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore A–
The Boxer Dir. Jim Sheridan. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Ken Stott D+
Breakdown Dir. Jonathan Mostow. With Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan B

Career Girls Dir. Mike Leigh. With Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Mark Benton B
Chasing Amy Dir. Kevin Smith. With Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee C
Children of the Revolution Dir. Peter Duncan. With Judy Davis, Geoffrey Rush B–
Conspiracy Theory Dir. Richard Donner. With Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart B
Contact Dir. Robert Zemeckis. With Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt B
A Couch in New York Dir. Chantal Akerman. With Juliette Binoche, William Hurt D–
Crash Dir. David Cronenberg. With James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, Elias Koteas, Holly Hunter A–
Cremaster 5 Dir. Matthew Barney. With Matthew Barney, Ursula Andress, Joanne Rha, Susan Rha B+

Deconstructing Harry Dir. Woody Allen. With Woody Allen, Hazelle Goodman, Billy Crystal B–
The Delta Dir. Ira Sachs. With Shayne Gray, Thang Chan, Rachel Zan Huss, Colonious David B
Donnie Brasco Dir. Mike Newell. With Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby A–

Eve's Bayou Dir. Kasi Lemmons. With Jurnee Smollett, Samuel L. Jackson, Debbi Morgan A–
Eye of God Dir. Tim Blake Nelson. With Martha Plimpton, Kevin Anderson, Nick Stahl B

Face/Off Dir. John Woo. With Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola A–
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control Dir. Errol Morris. Documentary about men with bizarre jobs B+
Female Perversions Dir. Susan Streitfeld. With Tilda Swinton, Amy Madigan, Karen Sillas B
The Fifth Element Dir. Luc Besson. With Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm C+
Fire Dir. Deepa Mehta. With Nandita Das, Shabana Azmi, Kulbushan Kharbanda, Ranjit Chowdhry B
The Full Monty Dir. Peter Cattaneo. With Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber B

Gabbeh Dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf. With Shaghayeh Djodat, Rogheih Moharami, Hossein Moharami B+
The Game Dir. David Fincher. With Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn C+
Gattaca Dir. Andrew Niccol. With Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Loren Dean, Alan Arkin B+
Good Will Hunting Dir. Gus Van Sant. With Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Stellan Skarsgård B–
Grosse Pointe Blank Dir. George Armitage. With John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd C
Gummo Dir. Harmony Korine. With Jacob Reynolds, Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Chloë Sevigny B+

Happy Together Dir. Wong Kar-wai. With Tony Leung, Leslie Cheung, Chang Chen A
Hard Eight Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow B
Hollow Reed Dir. Angela Pope. With Martin Donovan, Joely Richardson, Sam Bould B–
The House of Yes Dir. Mark Waters. With Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling F

I Know What You Did Last Summer Dir. Jim Gillespie. With Jennifer Love Hewitt C
I Love You, I Love You Not Dir. Billy Hopkins. With Claire Danes, Jeanne Moreau, Jude Law D
The Ice Storm Dir. Ang Lee. With Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver C+
In & Out Dir. Frank Oz. With Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon C+
In the Company of Men Dir. Neil LaBute. With Aaron Eckhart, Stacy Edwards, Matt Malloy B
Irma Vep Dir. Olivier Assayas. With Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard A

Jackie Brown Dir. Quentin Tarantino. With Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster A–
John Grisham's The Rainmaker Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. With Matt Damon, Danny DeVito B–

Kissed Dir. Lynne Stopkewich. With Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge, Jay Brazeau, Natasha Morley B
Kundun Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Sonam Phuntsok, Tencho Gyalpo B+

L.A. Confidential Dir. Curtis Hanson. With Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey A
Liar Liar Dir. Tom Shadyac. With Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper, Swoosie Kurtz C
Lilies Dir. John Greyson. With Danny Gilmore, Jason Cadieux, Matthew Ferguson, Aubert Pallascio B–
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore C
love jones Dir. Theodore Witcher. With Nia Long, Larenz Tate, Lisa Nicole Carson B–
Love! Valour! Compassion! Dir. Joe Mantello. With Stephen Bogardus, Jason Alexander B–

Ma vie en rose Dir. Alain Berliner. With Georges Du Fresne, Michèle Laroque B+
Margaret's Museum Dir. Mort Ransen. With Helena Bonham Carter, Clive Russell B
Men in Black Dir. Barry Sonnenfeld. With Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Vincent D'Onofrio C
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Dir. Clint Eastwood. With John Cusack D
The Mill on the Floss Dir. Graham Theakston. TV Movie. With Emily Watson, Ifan Meredith C
Mrs. Brown Dir. John Madden. With Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Antony Sher, Geoffrey Palmer B–
My Best Friend's Wedding Dir. P.J. Hogan. With Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz B
The Myth of Fingerprints Dir. Bart Freundlich. With Noah Wyle, Julianne Moore, Roy Scheider B

One Night Stand Dir. Mike Figgis. With Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, Robert Downey Jr. C+
Oscar and Lucinda Dir. Gillian Armstrong. With Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Tom Wilkinson A–

Paradise Road Dir. Bruce Beresford. With Glenn Close, Pauline Collins, Jennifer Ehle B–
The Pillow Book Dir. Peter Greenaway. With Vivian Wu, Ken Ogata, Ewan McGregor B+
Ponette Dir. Jacques Doillon. With Victoire Thivisol, Delphine Schlitz, Matiaz Bureau Caton B+
Private Confessions Dir. Liv Ullmann. With Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Thomas Hanzon B+

Romy & Michele's High School Reunion Dir. David Mirkin. With Mira Sorvino D+

Schizopolis Dir. Steven Soderbergh. With Steven Soderbergh, Betsy Brantley, David Jensen B
Scream 2 Dir. Wes Craven. With Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jerry O'Connell B
Seven Years in Tibet Dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud. With Brad Pitt, Jamyang Wangchuk B–
She's So Lovely Dir. Nick Cassavetes. With Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn, John Travolta C
Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist Dir. Kirby Dick B+
Smilla's Sense of Snow Dir. Bille August. With Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Harris C–
Starship Troopers Dir. Paul Verhoeven. With Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer B–
The Sweet Hereafter Dir. Atom Egoyan. With Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood B+

A Thousand Acres Dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse. With Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange C–
Titanic Dir. James Cameron. With Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Gloria Stuart A–

Ulee's Gold Dir. Victor Nuñez. With Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Jessica Biel, Vanessa Zima B
Ulysses' Gaze Dir. Theo Angelopoulos. With Harvey Keitel, Maïa Morgenstern B
Underground Dir. Emir Kusturica. With Miki Manojlović, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Joković A–
U-Turn Dir. Oliver Stone. With Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Jon Voight, Claire Danes F

Wag the Dog Dir. Barry Levinson. With Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Anne Heche B+
Waiting for Guffman Dir. Christopher Guest. With Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard B
Washington Square Dir. Agnieszka Holland. With Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney B+
The Watermelon Woman Dir. Cheryl Dunye. With Cheryl Dunye, Valarie Walker B+
Welcome to Sarajevo Dir. Michael Winterbottom. With Stephen Dillane, Emira Nušević B
The Wings of the Dove Dir. Iain Softley. With Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache A–
The Winter Guest Dir. Alan Rickman. With Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson, Gary Hollywood B+

In Need of Reappraisal
The memories are fading, but they're somewhere in my brain

Gray's Anatomy Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Spalding Gray's monologue about battle with eye disease

Lost Highway Dir. David Lynch. With Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty

Nénette et Boni Dir. Claire Danes. With Grégoire Colin, Alice Houri, Jacques Nolot, Vincent Gallo

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Dir. Robert Iscove. TV Movie. With Brandy