Da, cosmonauts screen pic
It’s shaping up as a boffo 21 days for “Thirteen Days.”So far this month, the New Line pic has been screened at the White House, for Congress, and shown 220 miles above Earth. The pic has its Euro preem Tuesday at the Berlin Film Fest and will be screened Feb. 21 at Harvard U.’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. And the day before that, it will screen at the United Nations at an event hosted by the U.N. Dept. for Disarmament Affairs in conjunction with Lawyers Alliance for World Security. It’s a lineup that could only be envied by films like “Dude, Where’s My Car?.” “Thirteen Days,” produced by Beacon Pictures and released by New Line, depicts the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. But, in a scenario that could be called “Cold War: The Next Generation,” the pic will be screened by Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev and American astronaut Cmdr. William Shepherd. Ah, detente. Last Friday, the five-member crew of space shuttle Atlantis delivered lab equipment to the men of Expedition One, the Intl. Space Station. But who cares about equipment: They also brought more than a dozen New Line DVDs for the space station gang. As the men have been in space since October, they probably could use the entertainment. Other New Line titles sent into space include the two “Austin Powers” films, “The Wedding Singer,” “Seven,” “Rush Hour,” “The Mask,” “Corrina Corrina” and “Magnolia.” Hopefully, the cosmonauts won’t be spooked by the fact that one of the titles included was “Lost in Space.”
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