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Women Behind The Camera
THE
OAKLAND
PRESS
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28 2007
✩✩✩ SECTION D
www.theoaklandpress.com
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THEARTS
DEAR ABBY
Man’s torn after finding out his fiancée works as a
paid escort: she sees nothing wrong with it, but he
does. Is there any compromise that can be made?
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Director of photography Lon Stratton (left) mans the camera
as Carrie LeZotte directs “The Stretch Marks,” which is being
produced by LeZotte’s One of Us Films.
KODAK 650-A
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behind
the
camera
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Filmmaker wants to show females
can make great movies, too
By SHANNON E. PAUL
Special to The Oakland Press
t’s no secret that Oscar —
and the rest of his filmmaking buddies — have
always preferred the company of men. Moviemaking
has always been a male-dominated art form, and Carrie
LeZotte is painfully aware of
how women and women’s
issues are generally sidelined
in the film industry.
“No woman has ever won
the Oscar for best director, and
only three have been nominated in the Academy’s history,”
says the Franklin-based filmmaker. “The statistics don’t
improve much when you look
at roles like producer, editor,
cinematographer, or pretty
much any position that works
behind the scenes.”
If you go
Lunafest takes place 4 p.m.
Sunday at the Main Art
Theatre, 11 Mile at Main
Street in Royal Oak. The
event will feature nine short
films made by women, plus
a raffle. Admission is $15,
with proceeds benefiting
One of Us Films’ efforts to
produce the independent
film “The Stretch Marks.” Call
(313) 300-8233 or visit www.
lunabar.com.
narrative film of importance to
women.
The group’s latest project, a
feature-length film called “The
Stretch Marks,” is currently in
pre-production. It’s scheduled
to begin shooting later this
year after the necessary organizing and fund-raising is
completed.
The film is about a group of
Unlike other film production 40-something moms who form
companies, LeZotte’s One of
a rock band after one of them
Us Films is a nonprofit organi- is diagnosed with breast canzation — one that, she says,
cer. Ann Arbor resident Sara
recognizes the importance of
Snyder wrote the screenplay
community involvement in the and local singer-songwriter
arts and encourages exploraJill Jack stars in it, along with
tion of social issues through
her daughter.
“Men in the film industry
just don’t seem to be interested in bringing this type of
story to production,” LeZotte,
36, explains. “Although the
issues that the movie deals
with impact men as well, this
is a story that deals very honestly with relationships
between women when one of
them is faced with something
like breast cancer.”
Variety of volunteers
The phenomenon of male
dominance in the film industry has been dubbed the
“Celluloid Ceiling” by Martha
Lauzen, a San Diego State
“Usually in movies women
are such a small percentage of
the crew,” Simms, 41, says, “so
it’s nice — just being able to
work with a group of mostly
University professor whose
women.”
work includes numerous studPart of what may keep
ies on the lack of women in
women out of the filmmaking
behind-the-scenes roles in the enterprise altogether is the
film industry.
cost associated with producing
a movie. According to the
The fact that LeZotte’s latest project will include women Motion Picture Association of
America, the average cost in
in almost every facet of production is a big draw for local 2005 to make and market a
feature film rated by the
talent. Kim Simms of Royal
MPAA was $96.2 million.
Oak is the cinematographer
Granted, that statistic
for LeZotte’s project, and has a
includes blockbuster films that
résumé that includes producspend millions on special
tion and administrative roles
effects, but according to
in features including “Polish
Wedding” and “Hoffa,” in addi- LeZotte, it’s common for lowbudget, independent films to
tion to music videos for Ozzy
Osbourne, Kid Rock, the Cure
and Aaliyah.
PLEASE SEE WOMEN/D-2
‘Parade’ marches on for
band and its alter-ego
Frontman of
Staind aims
to shift focus
By GARY GRAFF
album, 2004’s platinum “Three
Cheers for Sweet Revenge.” “I think
we were in the perfect spot to make
When My Chemical Romance
the record we did.
welcomed its fans to “The Black
“But I think we had a lot to prove,
Parade” more than four months
ago, it had no idea how many would too. There were a lot of skeptics,
’cause when you
actually attend.
have a record
Nevertheless,
If you go
(‘Three Cheers ...’)
frontman Gerard
My Chemical Romance and
that you don’t
Way says the New
expect to get realJersey modern rock Rise Against perform at 7:30
tonight at Joe Louis Arena, 600
ly big and it does,
quintet “expected
Civic Center Drive, Detroit.
there’s, like, a
this record to be
Tickets are $30.25. Call
knee-jerk reaction
well-received. But
(313) 471-6611 or visit www.
and people get ...
we thought it was
olympiaentertainment.com.
suspicious or
gonna take a little
something. It gets
time to connect on
big and they didn’t expect it, and
such a huge level, especially with
they’re like, ‘Whoa ...’
our older fan base.”
“So I think we were in a perfect
The connection was more immespot to really surprise people with
diate than that. Ballyhooed as one
this album.”
of the best albums of 2006 by the
MCR threw more than just musimusic press — the best, according
to Blender magazine — “The Black cal change-ups at its fans — though
the epic soundscape of “The Black
Parade” debuted at No. 2 on the
Parade” spoke to the group’s creBillboard 200 chart and has sold
ative ambition this time out. But
about 900,000 copies so far in the
Way, a former comic book artist
United States. The song “Welcome
who formed the band in 2001,
to the Black Parade” was a major
shocked the faithful by dying his
hit at mainstream and alternative
hair platinum and dubbing himself
rock stations, and the new single,
The Patient, creating “a character
“Famous Last Words,” has been
that people could put themselves in
similarly well-received.
and really sympathize with.” And
Not surprisingly, Way and his
while he found the exercise to be
bandmates consider the album “a
“very freeing, very liberating,” he
dream come true,” and they’re
also acknowledges that it made
pleased — if a bit, well, surprised
some of the band’s fans angry.
— at how well it’s been embraced.
“I think that’s awesome,” he says.
“I think there was just enough
momentum going into this album,” “It’s supposed to p--- people off.”
MCR also has confused some
notes Way, 29, referring to the platifolks by adopting the alter ego of
num sales for MCR’s previous
Of The Oakland Press
COMING
THURSDAY:
Garlic’s been
touted as
By GARY GRAFF
Of The Oakland Press
My Chemical
Romance
The Black Parade — a entirely separate band, comprised of the same
players, that dresses in military or
marching band-style uniforms. Way
refers to it as a dramatic “device”
that adds to the story of the album,
but he says it’s also a reaction to
the backlash the band experienced
after “Three Cheers ...”
“We had, in a lot of different
ways, become a different band
while we were making (‘The Black
Parade’), so we figured we’d just
kind of personify that,” he explains.
“It was like us saying that we’d
kind of developed this persona for
the band before, and we don’t like
how it’s been manipulated and
made into a fashion show. So we
wanted to do something nobody
would expect and do something
that nobody could really duplicate
without looking foolish. And that
was the band The Black Parade.”
Way says MCR will go in and out
of character as The Black Parade
during the shows on the group’s current tour, which kicked off last week
in New Hampshire. The group also
hopes to play “The Black Parade”
album in its entirety at some point,
but for now, its songs are being featured amidst MCR’s other two
albums’ worth of material.
“We’re going to retain the essence
of a rock show,” he says. “It’s going
to bring the music and the band
and the record to life, but it’s going
to be theatrical without being
detracting. It’s not going to be surface over substance.
“We’re really focusing on being
great performers, having the right
amount of instruments and everything in there, and then the theatrics will come into play. But it’s definitely about the music first.”
Contact Gary Graff at
[email protected]
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Staind frontman Aaron Lewis promises that he has “no intention of leaving
the band, in no way, shape or form.”
But he does have high hopes that the
solo work he’s doing will benefit the
hard-rocking quartet as well as himself.
Lewis is on the road playing acoustic
shows, performing the mellow end of
Staind’s catalog — including hits such as
“Outside” and “It’s Been Awhile” — as
well as some new songs that may end up
on his first solo
album.
The goal, he
explains, is “kind of
a separation of the
two styles,” which
Lewis and the rest
of Staind hope will
bring more focus to
the harder rocking
aspect of the band’s
personality.
“I think the sinLewis
gles that have been
released give kind
If you go
of a skewed repreAaron Lewis of
sentation of what
Staind performs
we are as a band —
at 8 p.m. Thursnot a false repreday at the Royal
sentation, just kind
Oak Music
of skewed,” says
Theatre, 318 W.
Lewis, 34, a threeFourth St., Royal
time Grammy nomOak. Tickets are
inee who co-found$29.50-$47.50.
ed Staind in 1995
Call (248) 399in Massachusetts,
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after meeting Mike
www.royaloak
musictheatre.com. Mushok at a
Christmas party.
“They’re the minority of what we do, but it’s been the focus.
“So my (solo) thing will go more in the
direction of the songs that I’ve always
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FROM PAGE ONE
Man ready to shut door behind woman returning to escort job
“Films in general are made
to make money,” LeZotte says.
“This project is for the commuFROM PAGE D-1
nity, not for commerce, and not
just for the artists.”
run in excess of $1 million.
The film’s first major fundOne of the ways that
LeZotte intends to cut costs is raising event will be a film festhrough the help of volunteers. tival, featuring works made by
independent women filmmak“I’ve been delighted by the
ers. Lunafest — a
amount of supnational traveling
port that this
On the Net
festival of womproject has
en’s short films
www.oneofusfilms.org
already generatthat’s named for
ed,” she says.
the event’s spon“Most of the peosor,
LunaBar
— is set for
ple involved, from camera
March 4 at the Main Art
operators to people who have
Theatre
in
Royal
Oak, and
agreed to help with fund-raising, have been really inspired LeZotte says it “will be the
first major barometer of our
by this script. Because all of
ability as a team to get this
these people are genuinely
vested in bringing this story to project off the ground.”
So far, everyone involved is
life, our budget is well below
optimistic — among them,
the $1 million mark.”
Elizabeth Colburn, an Ann
Arbor makeup artist who’s
Community matters
worked on “8 Mile,” “The
Island” and “Escanaba in da
And, as a nonprofit group,
the filmmakers intend to seek Moonlight.”
“Fund-raising is always the
support from philanthropists
and members of the communi- most difficult aspect of making
a film, nonprofit or otherwise,”
ty, a change from the typical
Colburn says. “It’s just so
venture capitalists that front
expensive, but if anyone can
money to film projects in
hopes of receiving a return on do this, it’s Carrie.”
Filmmaking is a labor of
their investment.
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with it. I agreed to let her do
it — with limitations —
meaning nothing illegal or
sexual. But I still have a
problem with her going out
with strange men for money.
I also don’t like the thought
of her sharing her company
this way.
Crystal insists that she’s
doing nothing wrong and
love for LeZotte, who works as
the manager of video communications for Comerica.
“I love that I am able to use
my skills as a director in a
professional capacity,” she
says, “but I still feel the need
to express myself as a creative
person outside of the work
environment.”
“Somehow, (LeZotte) has
managed to assemble a group
of highly intelligent women
together that all have day jobs
and families,” Colburn says,
“and yet, they are all committed to seeing this thing
through — to make it a fullfledged film project. It’s just
remarkable.”
now she is upset with me for
having a problem with it. Am
I wrong for feeling the way I
do? I am teetering on the
edge of telling her goodbye.
— TEETERING IN
MONTANA
DEAR TEETERING: Please
“teeter” no more, because I am
giving you the little push you
need to straighten out your
FOCUS
FROM PAGE D-1
Lewis says that he and his
bandmates — who released a
compilation, “The Singles:
1996-2006,” last fall — have
been frustrated by the popular
perspective of Staind as a ballad band. He does, however,
feel that status was an “accident,” after an acoustic version
of “Outside” from “The Family
Values Tour ’99” album — with
Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst
guesting — got heavy airplay
and set up the subsequent “It’s
Been Awhile” for Top 5 success.
“At that point the record
labels had something that
they wanted,” Lewis notes,
Making it matter
“and we couldn’t really break
LeZotte’s past projects as a
the cycle.”
director include several short
He predicts that the next
independent films and fundStaind album will be a harderraising pieces including a
hitting affair — but it may be
recent video project for Boys
awhile before we see it.
Hope Girls Hope Detroit, a
Mushok’s wife gave birth to
group that provides residentwins in the fall, while drumtial and educational support
mer Jon Wysocki got married.
for at-risk youth. She and
Consequently, Lewis says,
Simms previously collaborated Staind is “gonna take some
on “Small Beautiful Hands,” a time off. Everybody needs some
short film produced by One of time off. I like to try to make
Us Films that deals with one
sure the surface is clean. You’ve
woman’s ability to overcome
got to let all the build-up from
childhood sexual abuse.
being on tour and playing the
Simms looks forward to the
same songs over and over
opportunity to work with
again go away and have a
LeZotte again on “The Stretch clean slate to start over with so
Marks.”
we don’t repeat ourselves.
“It’s an important script,”
“And I don’t think there’s
Simms says, “and I like work- anything wrong with slowing
ing with Carrie. It seems like
that down just a little bit and
a great opportunity to be able giving people a little bit of an
to put this story out there —
opportunity to miss what we
especially when there are so
have to offer.”
many ugly stories being told.
Lewis, however, isn’t slowing
This is a story that is worth
down at all — although he
telling.”
says reports of an imminent
Many of those involved in
the project are touched by the solo album are overstated.
“It’s there in concept and
script’s treatment of breast
cancer. Colburn sees the film’s thought,” he explains, “but
there’s a lot of things that
potential for helping people
have to fall into place for me
cope with illness.
“Something like breast can- to bring it to the table.”
Also on his plate “The Crew,”
cer doesn’t just hit you physia reality show about rock ’n’
cally or intellectually,” she
roll roadies that’s currently in
says. “It hits many levels of a
person’s existence. This script development.
But his primary focus is
shows that there are many
writing new material, and pridifferent ways that people
marily for himself.
experience and cope with ill“It seems like, lately, every
ness, and that they are all
time I sit down with an instruright.”
“I have a lot of experience as ment I come up with another
song,” Lewis says. “I don’t
a director for other types of
want to sound like I don’t
film projects,” LeZotte says,
“but I chose this story specifi- enjoy working with my band,
because I do; we’ve had a
cally for my feature debut,
great time of it and a very sucbecause I believe that this is
cessful run.
the kind of movie that lets
people know that they are not
“But at the same time, I
alone in their experience.”
very much look forward to
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Bridge to Terabithia (PG) 11:30,
1:35, 3:40, 5:45, 7:50, 9:55 Ghost
Rider (PG13) 12:30, 2:50, 5:10,
7:30, 9:50 Music and Lyrics (PG13)
11:35, 1:40, 3:50, 5:55, 8, 10:05
Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls
(PG13) 2:20, 8:50 Norbit (PG13)
11:40, 1:50, 4:05, 6:15, 8:25, 10:30
Night at the Museum (PG) 12:05,
4:25, 6:40
AMC Livonia 20
19500 Haggerty Road
(734) 542-9909
Amazing Grace (PG) 1:50, 4:35,
7:30, 10:15 The Astronaut Farmer
(PG) 1:35, 4:30, 7:15, 10 The
Number 23 (R) 1:40, 4:25, 7, 9:40
Reno 911!: Miami (R) 12:55, 3:10,
5:30, 8, 10:25 Breach (PG13) 1:55,
5:10, 7:50, 10:35 Bridge to
Terabithia (PG) 1:20, 3:05, 4:40,
5:50, 7:25, 8:25, 10:05 Ghost Rider
(PG13) 1:45, 2:40, 4:45, 5:35, 7:35,
8:20, 10:30 Music and Lyrics
(PG13) 1:25, 2:20, 4:50, 5:45, 7:20,
8:30, 9:50 Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s
Little Girls (PG13) 1:10, 2:10, 4:05,
5:40, 7:05, 8:05, 9:35, 10:35
Hannibal Rising (R) 1, 4:10, 7:05,
10:10 Norbit (PG13) 1:15, 2:15, 4,
5:55, 7:40, 8:35, 10:20 Because I
Said So (PG13) 2:05, 5:05, 7:45,
10:40 Smokin’ Aces (R) 4:15, 7:55,
10:40 Letters from Iwo Jima (R)
1:05 p.m. Pan’s Labyrinth (R) 1:30,
4:20, 7:10, 9:55 Night at the
Museum (PG) 2, 4:55, 7:45, 10:30
Main Art
118 N. Main at 11 Mile, Royal Oak
(248) 263-2111
Pan’s Labyrinth (R) 1:15, 4:15,
7:15, 9:55 Volver (R) 1:30, 4:30,
7:30, 10:10 The Last King of
Scotland (R) 1, 4, 7, 9:45
thinking. Your feelings are your
feelings, and you are entitled to
them. Most men when confronted with this question would feel
just the way you do. So face the
fact that you and Crystal have
very different values, and let her
go.
Write to Abby, P.O. Box 69440,
Los Angeles, CA 90069.
doing something that I don’t
necessarily have to take anybody else’s input on. I really
look forward to doing something that, at the end of it,
everything on the record I can
call my own. It’s not really a
selfish thing. It’s a creative
thing.”
Contact Gary Graff at
[email protected]
Owflc E
RINCESS
U O OU C
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IL D I N T UT A t N U
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WISHES
Disney
WOMEN
off, I was laid off from my
job.
Crystal decided to return
to the city where she was living before I met her and take
up her old job. She finally
admitted to me, days after I
proposed marriage, that she
is a paid escort.
To me it is morally wrong,
but she sees nothing wrong
©
DEAR ABBY
DEAR ABBY: I have been
dating “Crystal” for about a
year. For the last seven
months we shared a house
together. We live in a very
small town, and to make
extra money as well as have
something to occupy her
time, Crystal started her
own business. It has not
been going well, and to top it
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945 Summit, Milford
(248) 685-2290
Ghost Rider (PG13) Please call the
theater for show times.
Phoenix Theatre West River
Nine Mile Road west of Middlebelt
(248) 788-6572
The Astronaut Farmer (PG) 11:45,
2:10, 4:35, 7:20, 9:45 Bridge to
Terabithia (PG) 11:15, 1:45, 4, 6:45,
9:05 Ghost Rider (PG13) 11:50,
2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:55 Norbit (PG13) 12,
1, 2:20, 3:20, 4:45, 5:45, 7:05, 8:10,
9:30, 10:30 The Number 23 (R)
12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:40, 10 Tyler
Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (PG13)
11, 11:30, 12:45, 1:30, 2, 3, 3:45,
4:15, 5:30, 6:30, 7, 7:55, 8:45, 9:15,
10:25
Cinemark 16
28600 Dequindre Road, Warren
(586) 558-8207
Code Name: The Cleaner (PG13)
11:20, 11:45, 1:40, 2:50, 4:05, 5:10,
6:55, 7:50, 9:25, 10:05 Casino
Royale (PG13) 11, 12, 2:20, 5:30, 7,
9, 10:15 Babel (R) 11:15, 3:05, 7:05,
10:10 Children of Men (R) 11:25, 2,
4:40, 7:25, 10:20 Eragon (PG)
11:35, 2:25, 4:55, 7:30, 10
Unaccompanied Minors (PG)
11:05, 11:50, 1:30, 2:15, 3:55, 4:45,
7:15, 7:40, 9:35 Apocalypto (R)
9:55 The Departed (R) 11:10, 2:40,
3:10, 7, 10:15 Alpha Dog (R) 11,
1:50, 4:35, 7:35, 10:30 Primeval (R)
12:05, 2:30, 5:15, 7:45, 10:25 Black
Christmas (R) 11:40, 2:10, 4:30,
7:10, 9:40 Flushed Away (PG)
11:30, 12:10, 1:45, 2:35, 4, 4:50,
6:45, 7:20, 9, 9:30 Perfume: The
Story of a Murderer (R) 11:55, 3:15,
7:05, 10:15
AMC Star Great Lakes 25
Special Guest linker
Breach (PG13) 1:40, 4:35, 7:10,
9:50 Bridge to Terabithia (PG)
12:55, 1:55, 3:30, 4:40, 6:05, 7:05,
8:55, 10:10 Ghost Rider (PG13)
12:35, 1:20, 2:15, 3:15, 4:05, 5, 6,
6:45, 7:40, 8:30, 9:20, 10:25 Music
and Lyrics (PG13) 12:30, 3, 5:30,
6:30, 8:10, 9:10, 10:35 Tyler Perry’s
Daddy’s Little Girls (PG13) 12:20,
1:10, 2, 2:50, 3:40, 4:25, 5:20, 6:15,
7, 7:50, 8:40, 9:30, 10:20 Hannibal
Rising (R) 10:40, 1:30, 4:15, 6:55,
9:45 Norbit (PG13) 2:20, 4:50, 6:25,
7:15, 9, 10 Because I Said So
(PG13) 2:10, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05 The
Messengers (PG13) 12:25, 3:05,
5:35, 8:10, 10:30 Smokin’ Aces (R)
7:45, 10:15 Letters from Iwo Jima
(R) 12:10, 3:25 Pan’s Labyrinth (R)
1:25, 3:50, 7:20, 9:40 Dreamgirls
(PG13) 12:15, 3:20 Night at the
Museum (PG) 2:30, 5:15, 7:45,
10:20 Charlotte’s Web (G) 2:35,
5:10
AMC John R 15
32289 John R, Madison Heights
(248) 585-2070
Amazing Grace (PG) 1:45, 4:30,
7:25, 10:15 The Astronaut Farmer
(PG) 2:35, 5:10, 7:35, 10:05 The
Number 23 (R) 1:55, 4:50, 7:10,
9:40 Reno 911!: Miami (R) 1:35,
5:35, 7:50, 10:10 Breach (PG13)
1:20, 4:05, 7:20, 10 Bridge to
Terabithia (PG) 1:40, 5:05, 7:40,
9:55 Ghost Rider (PG13) 1, 2:45,
4:15, 5:20, 7, 8, 9:45 Music and
Lyrics (PG13) 1:10, 5, 7:45, 10:05
Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls
(PG13) 1:15, 2:30, 3:30, 4:45, 5:45,
7:30, 8:30, 10 Hannibal Rising (R)
1:50, 4:35, 7:35 Norbit (PG13) 1:30,
2:30, 4:10, 5:30, 7:15, 8:15, 9:35
Because I Said So (PG13) 1:25,
5:25, 7:55
AMC Rochester Hills 10
i eIl
7:45 Norbit (PG13) 5:25, 7:55
Because I Said So (PG13) 5:20,
7:50
AMC Southfield 20
25333 W. 12 Mile
(248) 368-1802
The Abandoned (R) 3, 5:20, 7:40,
10:15 The Astronaut Farmer (PG)
2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 10:25 The Number
23 (R) 2:40, 5, 7:30, 10:10 Reno
911!: Miami (R) 1:15, 3:30, 5:35,
7:45, 10:05 Breach (PG13) 1:50,
4:40, 7:15, 10:15 Bridge to
Terabithia (PG) 2, 4:30, 7:25, 9:45
Ghost Rider (PG13) 1:40, 2:25,
3:10, 4:20, 5:10, 5:50, 7:05, 7:50,
8:30, 9:45, 10:20 Music and Lyrics
(PG13) 2:50, 5:05, 7:35, 9:50 Tyler
Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (PG13)
1, 1:30, 2:30, 3, 3:40, 4:15, 5, 5:30,
6, 7, 7:40, 8:15, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30
Hannibal Rising (R) 1, 4, 7, 9:40
Norbit (PG13) 1:10, 1:45, 2:15, 3:15,
3:50, 4:25, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 7:10, 8,
8:40, 9:15, 9:55, 10:30 The Last
King of Scotland (R) 7:15 p.m.,
10:10 Letters from Iwo Jima (R)
1:05, 4:10
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Grand River and Novi Road
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Babel (R) 4:20 Blood Diamond (R)
3:30, 8 The Departed (R) 9 p.m.
Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (NR)
4:30, 7:30 Indian Cowboy (NR)
7:30 p.m. The Last King of
Scotland (R) 5:30, 9:20 Notes on a
Scandal (R) 3:30, 7:30 The Queen
(PG13) 3:30, 6:10 Volver (R) 7,
9:15
Oxford 7
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The Astronaut Farmer (PG) 12:15,
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