“I live in Louisville, Kentucky, and have two friends who work at different movie theaters — one being the city art house, the other an
overblown gratuitous multiplex,” says reader Erik Ainsworth . “Brokeback Mountain opened in both today and both friends have told me that it’s been selling out all day. Louisville has a strong democratic/liberal base, but let me assure you that selling out all through an entire non-holiday Friday is a pretty rare thing. This movie may be well on the way to breaking through the barriers and becoming a serious hit.”