Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres
Thursday December 2, 6:05 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
The World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' ``Girl, Interrupted''
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999
WHERE: Cinerama Dome, 6360 Sunset Blvd.
Party immediately following the screening at:
The Sunset Room
1430 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood
Attending from the film:
Winona Ryder Joanna Kerns Douglas Wick (producer)
Angelina Jolie Mary Kay Place Carol Bodie (exec prod)
Brittany Murphy Travis Fine Susanna Kaysen
Clea Duvall Jillian Armenante Lisa Loomer (scrnply)
Elisabeth Moss James Mangold (dir/scrnply)
Jared Leto Cathy Konrad (producer)
Anna Hamilton Phelan (scrnply)
Other celebrities expected to attend include:
Casey Affleck Rachel Leigh Cook
Tiffani Amber-Thiessen Courteney Cox
David Arquette Marisa Coughlan ("Wasteland")
Rosanna Arquette Wes Craven
Hank Azaria Matt Damon
Emily Bergl ("The Rage: Carrie 2") Shannen Doherty
Jake Busey Kirsten Dunst
Jessica Capshaw ("The Love Letter") Vivica A. Fox
China Chow Sara Gilbert
Adam Goldberg Julian McMahon ("The Profiler")
Alyson Hannigan Emily Mortimer ("Scream 3")
Lauren Holly Alessandro Nivola ("Face/Off")
Jonathan Jackson Robert Patrick
Diane Keaton Antonio Sabato Jr.
Jamie Kennedy Leelee Sobieski
Matthew Lillard Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Ray Liotta Greg Vaughan (Cincinnati Reds)
Natasha Lyonne Jon Voight
Penny Marshall Paul Walker ("Varsity Blues")
Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, ``Girl, Interrupted'' is
the searing true story of Susanna Kaysen (two-time Oscar® nominee Winona
Ryder), a young woman who finds herself at a renowned mental institution
in a ward for troubled young women.
Based on the best-selling book of the same name and directed by celebrated
``Cop Land'' director James Mangold, ``Girl, Interrupted'' features tour
de force performances by today's most critically acclaimed young actors,
including Ryder and Angelina Jolie (Golden Globe winner for ``Gia'' and
The film also stars Jared Leto, Brittany Murphy and Clea DuVall, as
well as Oscar® winners Whoopi Goldberg and Vanessa Redgrave.
Kaysen's prescribed ``short rest'' from a psychiatrist she had met only
once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where
she spends nearly a year on the ward both flirting and struggling with
the thin line between normal and crazy.
Kaysen soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she's been committed,
and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong
on the inside -- like the seductive and dangerous Lisa (Jolie) -- or the
often difficult world of reality on the outside.
``Girl, Interrupted'' questions the boundaries of freedom and confinement,
friendship and betrayal, and madness and sanity at a time when it seemed
the whole world might be going crazy.
``Girl, Interrupted'' opens Dec. 21 (limited) and Jan. 14 (wide)
Liz Biber, 310/244-4446 (broadcast/photographers)
Kira Feola, 310/244-1418 (print/online)
Eden Rosenfelt, 310/244-7804 (print)
Jasmin Chavez, 310/244-2190 (international)