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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: July 2000

Letters to the Editor are welcome; they can be on any relevant subject (relevant meaning relevant to this zine) and preferably no more than 350 words. Please include your name and city where you live. The Editor has the right to edit. Wed like to hear your movie related stories, anecdotes and of course your opinions. Drop us a line to editor@urbancinefile.com.au

27/7/00

THANKS - & A PLUG FOR GLENBROOK
Thank you very much for the double pass to The Patriot. I'm a bit of a Mel fan, and a big fan of Heath Ledger, and was looking forward to seeing this film. I think I'm more in accord with Andrew Urban's REVIEW than Louise Keller's - it did feel a bit like a replica. Something that gave Gladiator 'heart' and made you care was missing in this one, despite the presentation. I'm still very pleased to have seen it, and appreciative of your generosity. Thanks for all the competitions, and the useful information and reviews on your site - the various points of view give a better view of the films.

If you're ever doing a series on great little independent cinemas, don't ignore the Glenbrook Theatre at Glenbrook in the lower Blue Mountains, about an hour from Sydney. No affils, I'm just a happy customer, but it is a great little independent cinema. Screens the pick of the arthouse and mainstream films, two films on most weeks, program changes most weeks and the choctops are the best value in Sydney (not to mention the coffee in china cups). One film costs $7, two consecutive films on the same day $11 the double, it's a well-cared for and smartly presented cinema with high technical quality in presentation. They have a real enthusiasm for film.
They have a website http://www.bluemts.com.au/gtcinema if my memory serves - have had online programs for a couple of years at least.

I was having a chat with the main chap there today, about various film things, and asked when they are going to get The Straight Story. Apparently there is only one print of the film touring Australia, so it will be a while yet. Doesn't that seem daft, that a well-regarded film has but one print in the country? (is it travelling by lawnmower too?)
Cheers,

Ruth Buchanan, Blue Mountains, NSW

20/7/00

MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL
Hoping you can help - have searched the internet desperately trying to find out if this film will be released in Australian, when it will be and where it will be showing ??? - I thought your site would have some details but there is nothing !! Can you please, please help - have been dying to see this film ever since the Berlin Film Awards etc.
Thanks

Liz Laffan

Louise replies: Wim Wenders' Million Dollar Hotel, starring Mel Gibson, Milla Jovovich, Jeremy Davies and Jimmy Smits is due for release some time in 2000. Distributor 20th Century Fox advises that no date has yet been confirmed.

6/7/00

Dear Urban Cinefile people,
I'd love to know the Australian release dates of both Nick Park's "Chicken Run" and Rob Sitch's "The Dish" but I can't find them anywhere, not even on IMDb. Could you find out and post them on your site?
Thanks --

Leon Murray (fan)

Louise says: Aardman's Chicken Run (voices of Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha & Jane Horrocks) is currently due for release in Australia on December 7. No news on The Dish as yet.

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