I just received an email from GP Reader Dan @ Until Today (no relation to GPW Dan!) regarding the lack of wide distribution for Brokeback Mountain. In fact, his blog posting — Release Brokeback Mountain! — is a pseudo-petition calling on wider release.
While I completely support Dan’s effort and encourage fellow GP readers to add their name to the “Brokeback-less List”, I have to say that here in the Bible Belt (Charlotte, NC) Brokeback is showing this weekend; albeit only in one theatre citywide from what I can tell.
My guess is the movie will be in the arts/gay movie houses where Jeffery and The Crying Game first showed up. So for you Philly folks, it will be the Ritz theaters in Center City.
Although upon further exploration of my old Chester County, PA haunts, I note that this theater is in the heart of one of the Reddest parts of Pennsylvania (or used to be one of the Reddest!).
Regal Downingtown 16
1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 10:30
100 Quarry Road
But I am sure there are places, like Charlotte, where you are really going to have to hunt for the ‘Mountain’. So let’s go help Dan @ Until Today get the movie out to all of America!
[Related Story — The Charlotte Observer’s film critic gives Brokeback Mountain four stars. By the way, PatriotMom saw it yesterday and gives it her four-kleenex rating!