Paramount Pictures will celebrate the release of the new film from writer-director Cameron Crowe, Elizabethtown, in the region that inspired the film. On Saturday, September 17, Paramount will host a premiere in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, the town of 22,000 that lends its name to the title of the film. After enjoying an 11:30 a.m. lunchtime barbeque, guests will attend the screening with Crowe and Orlando Bloom, the star of the film, at Elizabethtown's Movie Palace, 1231 Woodland Drive, at 1:00 p.m. That evening, Crowe and Bloom will be in Louisville for a 7:00 p.m. premiere at the Showcase Cinema de Lux, 9700 Preston Crossing Blvd., and after-party at the Brown Hotel (which plays itself in the film), 335 West Broadway.

The following day, Crowe and Bloom will take a road trip down the I-65 corridor -- which also plays a role in the film -- for a third premiere in nearby Nashville, Tennessee. Co-hosted by Country Music Television, the event begins at 4:00 p.m. with a live outdoor concert by Patty Griffin and I Nine, who will each perform their song from the soundtrack. The concert, which is free and open to the public, takes place prior to the private, invitation- only, 5:00 p.m. screening at the Franklin Cinema, 419 Main St. The after- party will take place at Liberty Hall, 230 Franklin Road.

Crowe said, "We promised the people of Louisville and Elizabethtown that we would return with the movie. These folks went out of their way to show us kindness and warmth of spirit as we shot our film and I'm thrilled that we're able to repay them with a special screening."

Elizabethtown will be released in theaters nationwide on October 14th.

A uniquely crafted comedy set in the key of life, Elizabethtown is the story of an unexpected romance that develops against the backdrop of a hilariously elaborate memorial. It's a heartfelt journey that proves amazing things can happen when you least expect them.

Paramount Pictures presents a Cruise|Wagner-Vinyl Films production, a Cameron Crowe film, Elizabethtown. The film stars Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Judy Greer, Jessica Biel and Paul Schneider. Written and Directed by Cameron Crowe, the film is produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner and Cameron Crowe. Donald J. Lee, Jr. is the executive producer.

Elizabethtown will be distributed by Paramount Pictures. Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc., one of the world's largest entertainment media companies and a leader in the production, promotion and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and music.