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2000 Films

SFFH films are in this color; other films shown are of associational, literary, or cinematic interest.
d. = director; wr. = writer(s); st. = stars
This page last updated 17 October 2000
December film release dates updated 18 Dec 2000
All 2000 SFFH films listed alphabetically

Oct 6: Digimon: Space Digital Monster -- Animated Japanese import. website

Oct 6: Requiem for a Dream -- d. Darren Aronofsky; wr. Darren Aranofsky, Hubert Selby Jr.; st. Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn. Bleak drama about heroin addicts, from the director of "Pi". website

Oct 13: Billy Elliot -- d. Stephen Daldry; wr. Lee Hall; st. Jamie Bell, Julie Walters. British crowd-pleaser about a coal miner's son who wants to learn ballet. website | IMDb

Oct 13: The Contender -- d. Rod Lurie; st. Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Gary Oldman,. Political drama about a vice president candidate under fire. website

Oct 13: Lost Souls -- d. Janusz Kaminski; st. Winona Ryder, John Hurt. Much-delayed thriller, directed by "Schindler's List" cinematographer. website | IMDb

Oct 20: Bedazzled -- d. Harold Ramis; st. Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley. Comedy in which a computer technician sells his soul to Satan, for seven wishes; remake of 1967 Dudley Moore film. website

Oct 20: Pay It Forward -- d. Mimi Leder; wr. Leslie Dixon; st. Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Mohr, Jim Caviezel. How to make the world a better place, from the director of Deep Impact. website

Oct 27: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 -- d. Joe Berlinger. Follow-up to last year's low-budget, surprise hit. website | IMDb

Oct 27: George Washington -- wr./d. David Gordon Green; st. Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden. Film festival hit about rural Southern youths. website | IMDb

Oct 27: The Little Vampire -- d. Ulrich Edel. Fantasy based on children's book by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg. website | IMDb

Nov 10: Red Planet -- d. Antony Hoffman; screenplay Chuck Pfarrer and Jonathan Lemkin; story Chuck Pfarrer; st. Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore, Terence Stamp. A mission to Mars is marooned there. (Warner Bros.) website | IMDb

Nov 10: You Can Count On Me -- wr./d. Ken Lonergan; st. Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick, Mark Ruffalo, Rory Culkin. Lots of Indie buzz about a sister and brother in upstate New York town. website | IMDb

Nov 17: Bounce -- wr./d. Don Roos; st. Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow. The latest from the director of ''The Opposite of Sex''; a man swaps airline tickets with a stranger, and the plane he was to have taken crashes. website | IMDb

Nov 17: How the Grinch Stole Christmas -- d. Ron Howard; st. Jim Carrey. Based on Dr. Seuss. (Universal) website | IMDb

Nov 17: The Sixth Day -- d. Roger Spottiswoode; wr. Cormac and Marianne Wibberley; st. Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Robert Duvall. Arnold is cloned. (Columbia) website | IMDb

Nov 17: The Wolves of Kromer -- d. Will Gould. British mystery about gay werewolves. IMDb

Nov 22: Quills -- d. Philip Kaufman; screenplay Doug Wright, based on his play; st. Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix, Kate Winslet, Michael Caine. Period drama about the Marquis de Sade. website | IMDb

Nov 22: Unbreakable -- wr./d. M. Night Shyamalan; st. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Penn. The next from the writer/director of ''The Sixth Sense''. (Touchstone) website | IMDb

Dec 8: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -- d. Ang Lee; wr. Wang Hui Ling and James Schamus and Tsai Kuo Jung; st. Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh. Martial arts film set in ancient China. website | IMDb

Dec 8: Dungeons and Dragons -- d. Courtney Solomon; wr. Topper Lilien, Carroll Cartwright; st. Jeremy Irons, Thora Birch. IMDb

Dec 15: Chocolat -- d. Lasse Hallström; wr. Robert Nelson Jacobs; st. Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench. Modern-day fairy tale about a woman who opens a shop in a French village, selling magically delicious confections; from a novel by Joanne Harris. website | IMDb

Dec 15: The Emperor's New Groove -- d. Mark Dindal; wr. David Reynolds, Chris Williams, Mark Dindal; st. David Spade, John Goodman, etc. (voices). Animated Disney feature, in the slapstick cartoon mode, about the emperor of a mythical South American kingdom who's turned into a llama. website | IMDb

Dec 15: Pollock -- d. Ed Harris; st. Ed Harris, Marcy Gay Harden. Biopic of the painter. IMDb

Dec 15: What Women Want -- d. Nancy Meyers; screenplay Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa; story Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa and Diane Drake; st. Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei. A chauvinistic Chicago ad exec gets electrocuted and discovers he can read minds. (Paramount) website | IMDb

Dec 19: Finding Forrester -- d. Gus Van Sant; wr. Mike Rich; st. Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin. A reclusive writer mentors a brilliant basketball star. website | IMDb

Dec 20: The Gift -- d. Sam Raimi; wr. Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson; st. Cate Blanchett, Hilary Swank, Greg Kinnear, Keanu Reeves. A Savannah Georgia widow's paranormal gift reveals secrets about her neighbors. IMDb

Dec 22: Before Night Falls -- d. Julian Schnabel; st. Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp. Biography of Cuban poet/novelist Reinaldo Arenas, by the director of Basquiat. website | IMDb

Dec 22: Cast Away -- d. Robert Zemeckis; wr. William Broyles, Jr.; st. Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt. A FedEx employee is marooned in the South Pacific. website | IMDb

Dec 22: Dracula 2000 -- d. Patrick Lussier; st. Gerard Butler, Jonny Lee Miller, Christopher Plummer. "Wes Craven presents" Count Dracula among today's Goths. IMDb

Dec 22: The Family Man -- d. Brett Ratner; wr. David Weissman, David Diamond; st. Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni. What-if comedy-romance about an investment banker who finds out what his life would have been like if he'd married his college sweetheart. website | IMDb

Dec 22: The House of Mirth -- d. Terence Davies; st. Gillian Anderson, Eric Stoltz, Dan Ackroyd, Laura Linney. Adaptation of Edith Wharton novel. website | IMDb

Dec 22: O Brother, Where Art Thou? -- d. Joel Coen; wr. Ethan & Joel Coen; st. George Clooney, John Turturro, Holly Hunter. Depression era comedy set during a hot Southern summer; latest from the Coen brothers, its title an in-joke from Preston Sturges. website | IMDb

Dec 22: State and Main -- wr./d. David Mamet; st. William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Farce about shooting a movie in a small Vermont town. website | IMDb

Dec 25: All the Pretty Horses -- d. Billy Bob Thornton; wr. Ted Tally; st. Matt Damon, Henry Thomas. Coming of age Western set in the 1940s, from the novel by Cormac McCarthy. IMDb

Dec 25: Thirteen Days -- d. Roger Donaldson; wr. David Self; st. Kevin Costner. Drama about the Cuban Missile Crisis. website | IMDb

Dec 27: Traffic -- d. Steven Soderbergh; wr. Stephen Gaghan; st. Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benecio Del Toro, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Political thriller about drug trafficking. website | IMDb

Dec 29: Shadow of the Vampire -- d. E. Elias Merhige; wr. Steven Katz; st. Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich. The filming of 1922 German horrorfilm "Nosferatu" in which the lead actor really is a vampire. website | IMDb

Dec 31: 2001: A Space Odyssey -- d. Stanley Kubrick. Re-release.

Film listings are drawn Coming Attractions, Web Film Release Schedule, IMDb's upcoming movie releases, and periodic listings in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly. Dates are for scheduled first releases in major US cities, and are highly subject to change!.
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