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Wannabe Legends of the Fall

September 07, 1997


Antonio Gaudi. Hiroshi Teshigahara ("Woman in the Dunes") explores the work of the visionary architect. (Milestone Films)


Amazon. Oscar winner Kieth Merrill conducts an Imax tour of the river's domain. (Imax)

Bandwagon. Membership in a rock band sends four young men on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery. (CFP)

Delinquent. A troubled teen in upstate New York finds escape in fantasy and in an unoccupied summer home, where he becomes intrigued by the absent owners. (Rice Arts Management Inc.)

Different for Girls. Rupert Graves and Steven Mackintosh star in a romantic comedy with a twist: When two old school pals run into each other 20 years later, one of them has become a woman. (First Look Pictures)

The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca. Suspenseful thriller about the murder of Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca. Esai Morales and Andy Garcia star. (Triumph)

The End of Violence. Bill Pullman, Andie MacDowell, Gabriel Byrne and Peter Horton star in Wim Wenders' exploration of the effect of violence on people's lives. (MGM)

The Game. Sean Penn gets brother Michael Douglas involved in a mysterious contest that proves to be more than just a diversion. David Fincher ("Seven") directs. (PolyGram)

Mon Homme. Prostitute Anouk Grinberg meets street person Gerard Lanvin, and a stormy and surprising relationship unfolds under the hand of controversial French director Bertrand Blier. (Artificial Eye)

Suicide Kings. Christopher Walken as a mobster who is abducted by a group of youths trying to solve a friend's kidnapping. (LIVE Entertainment)

SEPT. 19

Conspirators of Pleasure. Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer ("Faust," "Alice") integrates special effects and animation with live action as he observes six citizens of Prague preparing their sexual "feasts." (Zeitgeist Films)

Going All the Way. Rachel Weisz, Amy Locane, Jill Clayburgh and Lesley Ann Warren are some of the women in the lives of two buddies who return to Indianapolis after the Korean War and try to sort out their lives. (Gramercy)

Gravesend. That's the name of the Brooklyn neighborhood where four friends are faced with the problem of discarding a corpse, in Sal Stabile's directing debut. (Manga Entertainment)

In & Out. English teacher Kevin Kline's world is turned upside down when his sexuality is called into question on the eve of his wedding. Frank Oz directs. (Paramount)

Intimate Relations. This black comedy examines the effect of a woman's affair with a young lodger in 1950s England. Julie Walters and Rupert Graves star for writer-director Philip Goodhew. (Fox Searchlight)

L.A. Confidential. James Ellroy's novel is the basis for a drama about crime and corruption during Los Angeles' early-'50s boom. Kim Basinger and Kevin Spacey head the cast. (Warner Bros.)

The Long Way Home. Through new interviews and vintage film and still photographs, this documentary examines the plight of the tens of thousands Holocaust survivors who faced further trials in the postwar years. (Seventh Art)

A Thousand Acres. Jessica Lange, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jennifer Jason Leigh star as sisters whose inheritance unleashes a family's buried secrets. (Touchstone)

Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster. A jeweler unleashes an omnipotent--and hostile--being called Djinn. Can she outwit her lethal discovery? (Live Entertainment)

SEPT. 26

The Assignment. The CIA's Donald Sutherland and Israeli agent Ben Kingsley enlist Aidan Quinn in an elaborate trap for a notorious terrorist. (Triumph)

Breaking Up. Russell Crowe and Salma Hayek are a New York couple whose love is as undeniable as it is unworkable. (Warner Bros.)

The Edge. Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin cope with the elements, bears and their own conflicts over Hopkins' wife, Elle Macpherson, after their plane crashes in Alaska. Lee Tamahori directs David Mamet's screenplay. (Fox)

For Ever Mozart. The film's four parts "do not necessarily form a whole," says director Jean-Luc Godard, offering a typically enigmatic clue to his meditation on art, history and politics. (New Yorker Films)

Kicked in the Head. The story follows a young seeker of truth through four frenetic days of turf war, criminal doings and romantic complications. (October Films)

The Lay of the Land. A comedy about the tumult and turning points in the marriage of college professors Ed Begley Jr. and Sally Kellerman. (Northern Arts)

The Locusts. Drifter Vince Vaughn disrupts the world of the evil Kate Capshaw in a poignant mystery about damaged souls set in 1960 rural Kansas. (Orion Classics)

My America . . . or Honk If You Love Buddha. Director Renee Tajima-Pena recaptures the Kerouac spirit as she goes on the road to measure the changes in America's cultural and racial landscape. (Sai Communications)

The Myth of Fingerprints. Roy Scheider and Blythe Danner preside over a family whose complex relationships are examined during an eventful Thanksgiving weekend. (Sony Pictures Classics)

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