The Early Report for February 28, 2017

The Early Report features the most detailed listings on the Internet of the independent and foreign films scheduled to be released in the upcoming week, including actual and estimated screen counts, running times and ratings, when available. This week’s report covers 10 new openers in theatres for the week of March 1st.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Contemporary Color
Logline: In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers.
Featuring: Ad-Rock, Simon Bennett, David Byrne, Nika Danilova, Christian Delmotte, Nelly Furtado, Saint Vincent
Directors: Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross
Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Kiki
Logline: Documents New York City’s thriving underground ballroom scene, 25 years after Paris Is Burning introduced the art of voguing to the world
Featuring: Twiggy Pucci Garcon, Gia Marie Love, Chi Chi Mizrahi, Divo Pink Lady, Izana “Zaryia Mizrahi” Vidal
Director: Sara Jordenö
Writers: Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garcon
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Donald Cried
Logline: With the sudden passing of his grandmother, a successful businessman loses his wallet. Stranded and broke, he looks to the only person he can think of to help him out: his former childhood friend
Featuring: Ted Arcidi, Kristopher Avedisian, Louisa Krause, Robby Morse Levy, Jesse Wakeman
Director: Kristopher Avedisian
Writer: Kristopher Avedisian, story by Kristopher Avedisian and Kyle Espeleta and Jesse Wakeman
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Freedom to Marry
Logline: Documents the untold, inside story of this historic movement.
Director: Eddie Rosenstein
Distributor: Argot Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Headshot
Logline: After an amnesiac is nursed back to health by a doctor, his past comes back to haunt him. In Indonesian with subtitles
Featuring: Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, Chelsea Islan, David Hendrawan, Epy Kusnandar
Directors: Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto
Writer: Timo Tjahjanto
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 119 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Junction 48
Logline: Two young Palestinian hip-hop artists who use their music to fight against both the external oppression of Israeli society and the internal repression of their own crime-ridden, conservative community. In Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles
Featuring: Saeed Dassuki, Tamer Nafar, Salwa Nakkara, Samar Qupty, Adeeb Safadi
Director: Udi Aloni
Writers: Oren Moverman and Tamer Nafar
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City and Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Last Word
Logline: A demanding, once-successful businesswoman hires a young local writer to pen her obituary while she’s still alive.
Featuring: Philip Baker Hall, Ann’Jewel Lee, Shirley MacLaine, Thomas Sadoski, Amanda Seyfried
Director: Mark Pellington
Writer: Stuart Ross Fink
Distributor: Bleecker Street Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 500-750 locations
MPAA Rating: R for language
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Love and Taxes
Logline: Despite working for a high-powered tax attorney, an autobiographical monologist hasn’t filed his taxes in seven years
Featuring: Warren Keith, Josh Kornbluth, Sarah Overman, Nicholas Pelczar, Helen Shumaker
Director: Jacob Kornbluth
Writer: Josh Kornbluth
Distributor: Abramorama
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Table 19
Logline: An ex-maid of honor, having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with 5 “random” guests at the dreaded Table 19.
Featuring: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, Craig Robinson, June Squibb
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 350-500 locations
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, drug use, language and some brief nudity
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Wolves
Logline: In New York, a talented high-school basketball player hopes a college scholarship will take him far away from the tenements of the Lower East Side.
Featuring: Carla Gugino, Michael Shannon, Taylor John Smith
Director: Bart Freundlich
Writer: Bart Freundlich
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout and brief sexuality
Running Time: 109 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)