Movie Premiere Press Release - Love & Basketball


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Company Press Release

SOURCE: New Line Cinema

'Love and Basketball' Premiere - Sunday, April 16th Sponsored by Dolce and Gabbana and Vibe

WHAT: From producers Spike Lee and Sam Kitt comes a love story told in

four quarters. ``Love and Basketball'' follows Monica Wright

  • (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy McCall (Omar Epps), childhood adversaries and talented athletes who have a love for the game of basketball and each other. Each pursues their dream of basketball success through high school, college and the pros, but along the way they must face their own personal hurdles. Written and directed by first time feature filmmaker Gina Prince- Bythewood, ``Love and Basketball'' also stars Alfre Woodard, Dennis Haysbert, Debbi Morgan, and Kyla Pratt. Andrew Z. Davis, Jay Stern and Cindy Guidry serve as executive producers.
  •     WHO:     From the Film: Omar Epps, Sanaa Lathan, Alfre Woodard, Dennis
                 Haysbert, Debbi Morgan, Harry Lennix, Glendon Chatman, Kyla
                 Pratt, Regina Hall, writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood,
                 producer Sam Kitt
                 Celebrity Guests: Will Smith (producer, "Love and Basketball"
                 soundtrack), Jada Pinkett Smith, Magic Johnson, Marisa Tomei,
                 Brandy, Blair Underwood, Richard T. Jones ("The Wood"), Elise
                 Neal ("The Hughleys"), Jason Biggs, Shawn Hatosy, Maura Tierney
                 ("ER"), Brian Krause ("Charmed"), Brad Rowe ("Body Shots"), Tisha
                 Campbell-Martin, Duane Martin, Jason Behr ("Roswell"), Salli
                 Richardson, Christopher Gorham ("Popular") and more to be
        WHEN:     Sunday, April 16th, 2000
                  Arrivals - 5:00pm
                  Screening - 6:00pm
        WHERE:    Cinerama Dome
                  6360 Sunset Blvd.
                           TV AND PRINT COVERAGE IS INVITED
                                "LOVE AND BASKETBALL"
                          OPENS NATIONWIDE ON APRIL 21, 2000
                        TO COVER THIS EVENT YOU MUST RSVP TO:
                          Michelle Torrico -- (310) 967-6964

    SOURCE: New Line Cinema

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