Seeing Stars: Movie Premiere

PRESS RELEASE


   
Monday, October 10, 2005 -- The Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' ``North Country''

WHAT: The premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "North Country." Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Participant Productions, a Nick Wechsler Production of a Niki Caro Film: Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand star in "North Country," also starring Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Monaghan, with Woody Harrelson and Sissy Spacek. North Country is directed by Niki Caro and produced by Nick Wechsler, from a screenplay by Michael Seitzman, inspired by the book titled "Class Action: The Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law," by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler. Helen Bartlett, Nana Greenwald, Doug Claybourne and Jeff Skoll are executive producers.

WHEN: Monday, October 10th Crew Arrivals: 5:00 PM Celebrity Arrivals: 6:00 PM Screening: 7:00 PM

WHERE: Grauman's Chinese Theatre 6925 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA

WHO: From the film: Charlize Theron, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Jeremy Renner, Thomas Curtis and director, Niki Caro will be joined by celebrity guests to be announced ...

"North Country" stars Academy Award winners Charlize Theron ("Monster"), Frances McDormand ("Fargo") and Sissy Spacek ("In the Bedroom") in the inspiring story of a single mother who rallies her coworkers to rise above the unfair treatment they face at a local mining company. In the wake of a failed marriage, Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota hoping to build a better life for herself and her two children. Encouraged by her friend Glory (Frances McDormand), one of the few female miners in town, Josey takes a job at the mine. She's prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging. Josey's attempts to carve out a better future for her family put her at odds with her children, her disapproving parents (Sissy Spacek and "Six Feet Under's" Richard Jenkins) and her community. It is through this struggle that Josey finds the courage to stand up for what she believes in -- even if that means standing alone. Inspired by a true story, North Country follows Josey's journey on a road that will take her farther than she could have ever imagined, ultimately inspiring countless others and leading to the nation's first-ever class action lawsuit for sexual harassment.

Your coverage of this event is invited. Press Credentials will be issued at the event.

"North Country" will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Soundtrack album on Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax.

This film is rated R by the MPAA for "sequences involving sexual harassment including violence and dialogue, and for language."

www.northcountrymovie.com / www.participate.net/standup
"North Country" opens Nationwide on October 21st

Contacts:

    Warner Bros. Pictures
    Broadcast: Ariana Swan, 818-954-3781
    Print: Jeff Hare, 818-954-6292
    Photo: Michael Taylor, 818-954-6585
    Online: Darren Olcsvary, 212-636-5824
    International: Johnny Jones, 818-954-1268





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