Movie Premiere Press Release - Secretariat


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    Disney's Secretariat World Premiere
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the El Capitan Theatre

    WHAT: The world premiere of "Secretariat," presenting the unbelievable story of the 1973 Triple Crown winner and the woman behind his against-all-odds journey.

    WHO: From The Film: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, James Cromwell, Kevin Connolly, Nelsan Ellis, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale, AJ Michalka, Drew Roy, Graham McTavish, Eric Lange, Nestor Serrano, Carissa Capobianco, Sean Cunningham, Jacob Rhodes, Hank Goldberg, Dick Jerardi, Jay Privman, Randall Walsh (director), Mike Rich (writer/exec producer), Gordon Gray (producer), Mark Ciardi (producer), Bill Johnson (exec producer)

    Special Guests: Doug Ellin, Mario Lopez, Laffit Pincay Jr., Gary Stevens


             El Capitan Theatre
             6838 Hollywood Blvd.

             Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010
             Press Check-in: 4:30 p.m.
             Red Carpet: 5:30 p.m.
             Film Screening: 6:30 p.m.

  • WHAT ELSE: In 1973, Secretariat became the first U.S. Triple Crown champion in 25 years, setting race records that still stand today in the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes.

  • Penny Chenery, now 88, was an integral resource in the making of the film. She appears as an extra in one of the film's scenes.

  • In 1973, Secretariat graced the covers of three magazines the same week: Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated.

  • Director Randall Wallace, whose directorial credits include "We Were Soldiers," is the Oscar(R)-and Golden Globe(R)-nominated screenwriter of "Braveheart."

  • ABOUT THE MOVIE: Based on the remarkable true story, "Secretariat" chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia- based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich) - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

    In theaters Oct. 8, 2010. For more information, check out; like us on Facebook:, and follow us on Twitter: Domestic


      Broadcast: Carman Knight
      Domestic Print: Chrissy Woo
      International: Karen Olin
      Online: Dustin Sandoval
      Photographers: Holly Clark

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