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MGM EXPANDS RELEASE OF ACCLAIMED HIT 'SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION'

 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM plans to expand the release of its acclaimed contemporary satire "Six Degrees of Separation" on Jan. 21. Continuing the film's rollout across the United States and Canada, the studio will augment its current 10-city release with openings in 25 additional markets, for a total of 102 screens. Cities where the film will open on Jan. 21 are Ann Arbor, Mich.; Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Boulder, Colo.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Cleveland; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Hartford/New Haven, Conn.; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Madison, Wisc.; Miami/Ft. Lauderdale; Milwaukee; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Montreal; Portland, Ore.; Rochester, N.Y.; Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; St. Louis; and Syracuse, N.Y.
 "Six Degrees of Separation" originally opened in the major markets of New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver in December. It has been met with widespread critical and audience acclaim and has grossed an impressive $1,166,935 on 19 screens to date.
 "We are thrilled with the performance of `Six Degrees of Separation,'" said MGM Executive Vice President of Marketing Gerry Rich. "The widespread critical acclaim and strong positive word-of-mouth, combined with the timely release of this wonderfully intelligent comedy against largely more serious fare, have contributed greatly to the film's success, and should continue to do so in its wide release."
 In addition to the film being on many critics' top-10 lists, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has honored the film's star Stockard Channing with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy or Musical). The National Society of Film Critics also named Channing a runner-up for Best Actress and renowned playwright John Guare runner-up for Best Screenplay.
 "Six Degrees of Separation" stars Stockard Channing, Will Smith, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKellen, Mary Beth Hurt, Bruce Davison, Richard Masur, Anthony Michael Hall, Heather Graham and Eric Thal. Fred Schepisi directed from a screenplay by John Guare, adapted from his own award-winning play. The film was produced by Fred Schepisi and Arnon Milchan, with Ric Kidney executive producing.
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