Medicine for Melancholy
A love story about a one-night stand told through two African American 20-somethings dealing with issues of class, identity and race in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco. With Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins. IFC Films, Feb. 6.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 28 words Type of Material: Correction
'Fragments': In a list of upcoming movies in Sunday's Calendar section, the writing credit for "Fragments" was given to director Rowan Woods. It was written by Roy Freirich.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday, March 01, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 35 words Type of Material: Correction
'Crossing Over': A Guide listing for the movie "Crossing Over" in today's Calendar section listed Sean Penn as among the cast members. Penn's scenes were cut, so the actor no longer appears in the film.
My Sister's Keeper
A young couple living an idyllic life with their two children must make an unorthodox decision to save their baby girl's life. With Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Sofia Vassilieva and Jason Patric. Written by Jeremy Levin and Nick Cassavetes. Directed by Cassavetes. New Line, June 26.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson return in this sequel to "Twilight," which finds Bella drawn into the world of werewolves after the devastating departure of her vampire love. Directed by Chris Weitz. Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg. Summit Entertainment, Nov. 20.
New York, I Love You
A collaboration from several filmmakers weaves tales of love and encounters that unfold beneath the Manhattan skyline. With Orlando Bloom, James Caan, Julie Christie, Chris Cooper, Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman. Directed by Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Scarlett Johansson, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner and Andrei Zvyagintsev. Written by Emmanuel Benbihy, Hal Powell, Akin, Attal, Alexandra Cassavetes, Hu Hong, Iwai, Olivier Lecot, Joshua Marston, Suketa Mehta, Yao Meng, Anthony Minghella, Jeff Nathanson, Portman, Stephen Winter, Andrei, Zvyagintsev. Vivendi Entertainment, spring.
The life story of rapper Notorious B.I.G., who rose from the streets of Brooklyn to become a gifted hip-hop artist only to be shot down. With Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Jamal Woolard and Anthony Mackie. Directed by George Tillman Jr. Written by Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker. Fox Searchlight, Friday.
Phoebe in Wonderland
After being cast as the lead in the school production of "Alice in Wonderland," a young girl retreats to the play's imaginary fantasy world. With Elle Fanning, Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott, Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman. Written and directed by Daniel Barnz. ThinkFilm, March 6.
Public Enemy Number One
The true story of Jacques Mesrine, France's most notorious bad guy throughout the 1970s. With Vincent Cassel and Gerard Depardieu. Directed by Jean-Francois Richet. Screenplay by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Richet. Senator Entertainment, summer.
Shake Hands With the Devil
The story of Canadian commander Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire's personal journey through the 1994 Rwandan genocides. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Written by Michael Donovan, based on the autobiography of Romeo Dallaire. Regent Releasing, April 22.
An American returns to the Japanese-occupied city during World War II to investigate the death of his father. With John Cusack and Gong Li. Written by Hossein Amini. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom. The Weinstein Co., spring.
Two U.S. marshals are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a prisoner from the island's fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Screenplay by Steven Knight. Paramount Pictures, Oct. 2.
A unique friendship is formed when a journalist discovers a former classical music prodigy playing his violin on the streets of L.A. With Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. Screenplay by Susannah Grant. Directed by Joe Wright. DreamWorks/Paramount, April 24.
The Song of Sparrows
After losing his job at an ostrich farm, an Iranian man finds a new profession as a motorcycle taxi driver. With Reza Naji and Maryam Akbari. Directed by Majid Majidi. Written by Majidi and Mehran Kashani. Regent Releasing, April 10.
Spinning Into Butter
A hate crime on a New England college campus forces the school's dean to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Beau Bridges, Miranda Richardson and Mykelti Williamson. Directed by Mark Brokaw. Screenplay by Rebecca Gilman and Doug Atchison. Screen Media Films, March.
The story of Miguel Santos, a Dominican pitcher struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. With Algenis Perez Soto. Directed and written by Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden. Sony Pictures Classic, April 3.
A single mother persuades her sister to go into the crime-scene cleanup business with her to make quick cash for her son's private school in this comedy-drama. With Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin. Directed by Christine Jeffs. Written by Megan Holley. Overture Films, March 13.