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Friday, April 22, 2005
Empire Falls HBO Big Event: HBO Films' two-part miniseries event EmpireFalls, acclaimed director Fred Schepisi's adaptation of Richard Russo's Pulitzer Prize-winning best seller stars Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman, Robin Wright Penn, Aidan Quinn and Joanne Woodward. Part 1 debuts Saturday, May 28, 2005 at and Part 2 debuts Sunday, May 29 at In addition, Part 1 can also be seen Sunday, May 29 ( and ), just before the debut of Part 2.
The eight "chapters" of the miniseries will be available separately starting Monday, May 30, 2005, on HBO On Demand. Also available on HOD will be the two-part, original format version. HBO2 will debut Parts 1 and 2 back-to-back on Monday, May 30 (), and throughout June, both HBO and HBO2 will present the two parts back-to-back as well as on consecutive days.
Adapted by Richard Russo from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, EmpireFalls tells the humorous and poignant story of a declining New England town. At its center is Miles Roby, who runs the Empire Grill, a restaurant that becomes the crossroads for a captivating mix of characters whose lives and pasts are inextricably intertwined.