Universal Pictures to Host the West Coast Premiere of 'Snow Falling
on Cedars' To Benefit the American Film Institute Associates on Thursday,
WHAT: The West Coast Premiere of Universal Pictures' ``Snow Falling
Cedars,`` Academy Award(TM)-nominated director
first film since ``Shine,'' to benefit the AFI (American Film
Institute) Associates. Based on David Guterson's best-selling
novel, ``Snow Falling On Cedars'' is a haunting tale of love
undone by societal pressures and familial customs -- an
elegiac, multi-layered exploration of truth, justice and
vagaries of the human heart. ``Snow Falling On Cedars'' opens in
select cities on Wednesday, December 22, 1999, and nationwide
on Friday, January 7, 2000.
In 1984, the AFI Associates was formed to further the work of
the American Film Institute. The Associates also develop
creative programs that enlist community support, and have
raised nearly $3 million on behalf of the institute.
WHO: "Snow Falling On Cedars" stars Youki Kudoh, Rick Yune and Reeve
Carney will join director Scott Hicks, co-screenwriter Ron
Bass, novelist David Guterson, producers Kathleen Kennedy,
Frank Marshall and Harry J. Ufland, executive producers Carol
Baum and Lloyd Silverman, editor Hank Corwin and composer James
Other celebrity guests include: Freddie Prinze, Jr., Lauren
Holly, Nick Nolte, Claire Forlani, Peter MacNicol, Lucy Liu,
Jamie Kennedy, Alanis Morissette, Kevin Pollak, Cameron Crowe,
Robert Forster, Sydney Pollack, Ridley Scott, Jan DeBont, Jena
Malone and many others.
WHERE: Mann's National Theatre
10925 Lindbrook Avenue, Westwood
WHEN: Thursday, December 9
Celebrity arrivals 6:30 p.m.
Screening begins 7:30 p.m.
CONTACTS: Television: Roz Stevenson, 818-777-1392, or Print: Amanda
Scholer, 818-777-0641, Photographers: Bette Einbinder,
818-777-3226, or Online: Todd Turner, 818-777-6363, all for
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