The Early Report for March 29th, 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 22 new openers in theatres for the week of March 31st.

77 Minutes
Logline: Documents the 1984 mass shooting at a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, CA
Director: Charlie Minn
Distributor: Double Wave Productions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

 

The Blackcoat’s Daughter
Logline: Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break
Featuring: Lucy Boynton, Lauren Holly, James Remar, Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka
Director: Oz Perkins
Writer: Oz Perkins
Distributor: A24 Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Village East Cinemas in New York City and additional theatres in select markets
MPAA Rating: R for brutal bloody violence and brief strong language
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

 

Carrie Pilby
Logline: A person of high intelligence struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment
Featuring: Vanessa Bayer, Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane, William Moseley, Colin O’Donoghue, Bel Powley, Jason Ritter
Director: Susan Johnson
Writers: Kara Holden and Dean Craig, based on the novel by Caren Lissner
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Arclight Cinemas in Chicago, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Arclight Cinemas in La Jolla CA and the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

 

Cezanne et moi
Logline: The lifelong friendship between painter Paul Cézanne and novelist Émile Zola. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Guillaume Canet, Déborah François, Guillaume Gallienne, Alice Pol, Pierre Yvon
Director: Danièle Thompson
Writer: Danièle Thompson
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual references and nudity
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

David Lynch: The Art Life
Logline: Documents the filmmaker as he discusses his early life and the events that shaped his outlook on art and the creative process
Director: Jon Nguyen
Distributor: Janus Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

 

The Death of Louis XIV
Logline: Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg and begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers. In French and Latin with subtitles
Featuring: Patrick d’Assumçao, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marc Susini, Irène Silvagni
Director: Albert Serra
Writers: Thierry Lounas and Albert Serra
Distributor: Cinema Guild
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Howard Gilman Theater at the Film Socity of Lincoln Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 115 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamoprhic (2.39:1)

 

The Devotion of Suspect X
Logline: A professor assisting in a murder investigation discovers a longtime rival and friend from his early university days may be involved. In Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring: Wang Kai, Ruby Lin, Zhang Luyi
Director: Alec Su
Writer: Alec Su, based on the novel by Keigo Higashino
Distributor: China Lion Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Showplace 11 Bloomington IN, the Boston Common 19 in Boston, the Chinook 17 in Calgary, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Champaign 13 in Champaign IL, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Puente Hills 20 in City of Industry CA, the Lennox Town Center 24 in Columbus OH, the Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino CA, the Davis 5 in Davis CA, the Southpoint 17 in Durham NC, the South Edmonton Cinemas in Edmonton, the River Center Stadium 15 in Eugene OR, the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the Scotiabank Theatre in Halifax, the Watefront 22 in Homestead PA, the Ward 16 in Honolulu, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Sycamore Cinema in Iowa City, the La Jolla 12 in La Jolla CA, the Eastwood Cinemas in Lansing MI, the Town Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Markham 13 in Markham ONT, the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park CA, the Forum Cinemas in Montreal, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Newport on the Levee 20 in Newport KY, the Winston Churchill 24 in Oakville ONT, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the South Keys 12 in Ottawa, the Riverview Plaza 17 in Philadelphia, the Riverport 19 in Riverport BC, the Rocville 13 in Rockville MD, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami, the Centerpoint 11 in Tempe AZ, the Yonge Dundas 23 in Toronto, the El Con 20 in Tucson, the International Village 12 in Vancouver BC and the Waterloo 10 in Waterloo ONT
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

Donnie Darko
Logline: 15th Anniversary re-release of the cult sci-fi thriller about a troubled teenager plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident
Featuring: Drew Barrymore, Daveigh Chase, James Duval, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Patrick Swayze
Director: Richard Kelly
Writer: Richard Kelly
Distributor: Cartilage Films/Arrow Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Grail Moviehouse in Asheville NC, the Alamo Drafthouse Village Cinema in Austin, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Chandler AZ, the Pageant Theatre in Chico CA, the Capitol Theatre in Cleveland, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the SIE Film Center in Denver, the Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN, the Doris Duke Theatre in Honolulu, the Historic Howell Theatre in Howell MI, the Cinemfamily at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles, the Metrograph Theatre in New York City, the Playouse 7 in Pasadena, the FilmBar Theatre in Phoenix, the Hollywood Theatre Dormont in Pittsburgh, the Bijou Film Center in Richmond VA, the Roxie Film Center in San Francisco, the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana CA, the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe AZ and the Circle Cinema in Tulsa OK
MPAA Rating: R for language, some drug use and violence
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

Footprints: The Path Of Your Life
Logline: Documents the efforts of ten people to walk 500 miles in 40 days along an ancient journey that’s been traveled for centuries
Director: Juan Manuel Cotelo
Writers: Juan Manuel Cotelo and Alexis Martínez
Distributor: Infinito mas uno
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Tinseltown USA 290 in Houston
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some language
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

 

For Here or To Go
Logline: An aspiring Indian tech entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley finds himself unexpectedly battling the bizarre American immigration system to keep his dream alive or prepare to return home forever. In English and in Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Ali Fazal, Melanie Kannokada, Rajit Kapur, Amitosh Nagpal, Omi Vaidya
Director: Rucha Humnabadkar
Writers: Vineet Sinha and Rishi Bhilawadikar
Distributor: Reliance Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

God Knows Where I Am
Logline: Documents the life and death of of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who suffered from severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless and found dead after trying to survive a cold winter on nothing more than apples and rain water
Directors: Jedd Wider and Todd Wider
Distributor: Wider Film Project
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

 

Guru
Logline: A boxing coach trains a female fisherman to become a champion. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Venkatesh Daggubati, Nassar, Mumtaz Sorcar
Director: Sudha Kongara Prasad
Writers: Harsha Vardhan and Sudha Kongara Prasad
Distributor: Blue Sky
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

I Called Him Morgan
Logline: Documents the life of celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan, who was shot died by his wife Helen during a gig
Director: Kasper Collin
Distributor: Submarine Deluxe
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Metrograph Theatre in New York City, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and the West End Cinemas in Washington DC
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

 

Kavan
Logline: A television crew covers the social unrest in the Indian middle class. In Tamil with subtitles
Featuring: T. Rajender, Madonna Sebastian, Vijay Sethupathi, Vikranth
Director: K. V. Anand
Writers: K. V. Anand and Subha and Kabilan Vairamuthu
Distributor: Primetech Inc.
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 160 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

Naam Shabana
Logline: A secret agent seeks revenge for the murder of the man she loved. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Manoj Bajpayee, Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher, Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Prithviraj Sukumaran
Director: Shivam Nair
Writer: Neeraj Pandey
Distributor: Reliance Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 147 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

Northern Lights: A Journey to Love
Logline: A Filipino immigrant living the life of a carefree playboy in Alaska finds his life changing when he is tasked to take care of his son, whom he had left behind in the Philippines. In English and in Filipino and Tagalog with subtitles
Featuring: Raikko Mateo, Piolo Pascual, Yen Santos
Director: Dondon S. Santos
Writer: Rona Lean Sales
Distributor: ABS-CBN International
Opening Week Release Pattern: 175 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

 

Oru Mexican Aparatha
Logline: Frustrated college student establish their own political party, the Students Federation of India. In Malayalam with subtitles
Featuring: Neeraj Madhav, Roopesh Peethambaran, Tovino Thomas
Director: Tom Emmatty
Writer: Jude Anthany Joseph
Distributor: Recreo
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 143 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

The Prison
Logline: A troubled ex-cop is imprisoned for a hit-and-run accident and discovers that the entire penitentiary is controlled by an inmate who has been running a crime syndicate with the help of the warden and guards. In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: Jo Jae-Yun, Lee Kyoung-Young, Kim Rae-Won, Han Suk-Kyu, Jung Woong-In
Director: Na Hyun
Writer: Na Hyun
Distributor: Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the CGV Cinemas in Buena Park CA, the Westhills Cinemas in Calgary, the SilverCity Cinemas in Coquitlam BC, the Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino CA, the Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas in Edgewater NJ, the Cinema City Movies 12 in Edmonton, the Towne Center 10 in Fairfax VA, the Federal Way Cinemas in Federal Way WA, the Fullerton 20 in Fullerton CA, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, the Studio 30 in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Sugarloaf Mills 18 in Lawrence ville GA, the CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles, the Alderwood Mall 16 in Lynwood WA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Showplace 12 in Niles IL, the Fashion Valley 18 in San Diego, the Van Ness 14 in San Francisco and the Empress Walk Cinemas and the Yonge Dundas 23 in Toronto
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 125 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

Raajakumara
Logline: A dutiful son, a prince in his fathers’ eyes, retains his purity of character despite the many challenges thrown his way. In Kannada with subtitles
Featuring: Priya Anand, Avinash, Chikkanna, Puneeth Rajkumar
Director: Santhosh Ananddram
Writer: Santhosh Ananddram
Distributor: Jolly Hits
Opening Week Release Pattern: 125 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 158 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

Rabb Da Radio
Logline: Two brothers living in the same house find their wives building a wall in the middle of the house to separate the families. In Punjab with subtitles
Featuring: Simi Chahal, Tarsem Jassar, Mandy Takhar
Directors: Tarnvir Singh Jagpal and Harry Bhatti
Writers: Jass Grewal
Distributor: Vehli Janta Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 128 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

Take Off
Logline: A group of Malayali nurses is captured when terrorists took over the city of Tikrit in Iraq. In Malayalam with subtitles
Featuring: Kunchacko Boban, Fahadh Faasil, Parvathy
Director: Mahesh Narayan
Writers: Mahesh Narayan and P.V. Shajikumar
Distributor: Seventone
Opening Week Release Pattern:
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 139 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

The Zookeeper’s Wife
Logline: A family running the Warsaw Zoo attempt to save their Jewish friends after the Nazis invade Poland
Featuring: Daniel Brühl, Jessica Chastain, Shira Haas, Johan Heldenbergh
Director: Niki Caro
Writer: Angela Workman, based on the novel by Diane Ackerman
Distributor: Focus Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: 450 plus locations
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking
Running Time: 124 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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