In addition to those movies that viewers will be able to find anywhere, another batch of films will be harder to locate and possibly more satisfying. Art house theaters and occasionally adventurous megaplexes will provide independent films, documentaries and foreign imports for more discerning tastes.
Release dates for such delicately handled films can change at a moment's notice. Keep a sharp eye on weekly listings so you won't miss:
Jim Jarmusch telling short stories over Coffee and Cigarettes; an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Bright Young Things; the fast-food expose Super-Size Me; Lili Taylor stalking a rock star in A Slipping Down Life; the erotic Zen of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring; and a documentary of Haitian radio activist Jean Dominique titled The Agronomist.
There's also the Hebrew coming-of-age tale, Broken Wings; Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani falling in love in Bon Voyage; Ewan McGregor strutting his stuff in the NC-17 drama Young Adam; the suicidal romantic comedy Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself; the Italian coming-of-age story I'm Not Scared; The Darkness, a remake of a Spanish thriller; an odd love story titled Love Me If You Dare; and Hector Babenco's prison shocker Carandiru.
Closer to home there's a heroin caper in Maria Full of Grace; a reunion of Richard Linklater's verbose Before Sunrise slackers in Before Sunset; A Home at the End of the World from the author of The Hours; the aftermath of wife swapping in We Don't Live Here Anymore and Louis Schwartzberg's lyrical ode to America's Heart and Soul.