The Early Report for April 4, 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 13 new openers in theatres for the week of April 7th.

Aftermath
Logline: Two strangers’ lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash.
Featuring: Martin Donovan, Maggie Grace, Scoot McNairy, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Director: Elliott Lester
Writers: Javier Gullón
Distributor: Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Varisty Theatre in Seattle, the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe AZ
MPAA Rating: R for a scene of violence
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Assignment
Logline: After waking up and discovering that he has undergone gender reassignment surgery, an assassin seeks to find the doctor responsible.
Featuring: Caitlin Gerard, Anthony LaPaglia, Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, Sigourney Weaver
Director: Walter Hill
Writers: Denis Hammill and Walter Hill
Distributor: Saban Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Apple Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cherry Hill in Cherry Hill NJ, the Village East 7 in New York City, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle, the Woodhaven 10 in Woodhaven MI and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: R for graphic nudity, violence, sexuality, language and drug use
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Case for Christ
Logline: An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.
Featuring: Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, Frankie Faison, Robert Forster, Mike Vogel
Director: Jon Gunn
Writer: Brian Bird, based on the book by Lee Strobel
Distributor: PureFlix
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements including medical descriptions of crucifixion, and incidental smoking
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Colossal
Logline: After losing her job and boyfriend in New York, a woman moves back to her hometown only to discover how strangely connected she is to an enormous Kaiju attacking Seoul, South Korea.
Featuring: Anne Hathaway, Tim Blake Nelson, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Writer: Nacho Vigalondo
Distributor: Neon
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight 15 in Hollywood, the Lincoln Square 13 and the Union Square 14 in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for language
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Gifted
Logline: A single man raising his niece the way he believes his late sister would have prefered finds himself in a custody battle with his mother.
Featuring: Lindsay Duncan, Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer
Director: Marc Webb
Writer: Tom Flynn
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Albany Twin in Albany CA, the Senator Theatre in Baltimore, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Arclight Cinemas and the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Bronxville Theatre in Bronxville NY, the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center and the Northpark 15 in Dallas, the Cinearts 6 in Evanston IL, the Mosiac Cinemas in Fairfax VA, the Farmingdale 10 in Farmingdale NY, the Freehold 14 in Freehold NJ, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Spectrum 21 in Irvine CA, the King of Prussia 16 in King of Prussia PA, the Levittown 10 in Levittown NY, the Lincolnshire 15 in Lincolnshire IL, the Laurel Park Place Cinemas in Livonia MI, the Grove 14 and the Landmark 12 in Los Angeles, the Tysons Corner 16 in McLean VA, the City Cinemas 1 2 3, the Kips Bay 15, the Lincoln Square 13 and the Union Square 14 in New York City, the Cinearts at Palo Alto Square in Palo Alto CA, the Garden State 16 in Paramus NJ, the Arclight Cinemas in Pasadena, the Ritz East Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Jabob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Port Chester 14 in Port Chester CT, the Kabuki 8 and the Metreon 15 in San Francisco, the Regency 6 in San Rafael CA, the Mercado 20 in Santa Clara CA, the Fashion Square Cinemas in Scottsdale AZ, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, the Stonybrook 17 in Stonybrook NY, the Ritz 16 in Voorhees NJ, the Gallery Place 14 in Washington DC, the Palisades 21 in West Nyack NY, the West Plano 20 in West Plano TX, the Raceway 10 and the Westbury 12 in Westbury NY, and additional locations in select markets (50-60 locations total)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material
Running Time: 101 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Kaatru Veliyidai
Logline: A military pilot, being held as a prisoner of war, remembers his romance with a local doctor. In Tamil with subtitles. Also being released in a Tegulu-dubbed version with subtitles titled “Cheliya.”
Featuring: Aditi Rao Hydari, Karthi, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Shraddha Srinath
Director: Mani Ratnam
Writer: Mani Ratnam
Distributor: Aim Distribution
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 147 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A King of Loving
Logline: After his girlfriend’s pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.
Featuring: Alan Bates, Thora Hird, Pat Keen, Bert Palmer, June Ritchie
Director: John Schlesinger
Writers: Willis Hall and Keith Waterhouse, based on the novel by Stan Barstow
Distributor: Rialto Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Queen of the Desert
Logline: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell’s life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Featuring: Jenny Agutter, James Franco, Nicole Kidman, Damian Lewis, Robert Pattinson
Director: Werner Herzog
Writers: Werner Herzog
Distributor: Atlas Distribution
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief nudity and some thematic elements
Running Time: 127 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Ticket
Logline: When a blind man inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive for a better life, leaving little room for the people who were part of his old life.
Featuring: Malin Akerman, Kerry Bishé, Oliver Platt, Dan Stevens
Director: Ido Fluk
Writers: Sharon Mashihi and Ido Fluk
Distributor: Shout Factory
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Liberty Tree Mall 20 in Danvers MA, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Gulf Pointe 30 and the Studio 30 in Houston, the Barrywoods 24 in Kansas City, the Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw GA, the Methuen 20 in Methuen MA, the Southlake Pavilion 24 in Morrow GA, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Media Arts Center and the Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami, the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI and the Potomac Mills 18 in Woodbridge VA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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Their Finest
Logline: A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.
Featuring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Richard E. Grant, Jack Huston, Jeremy Irons, Bill Nighy
Director: Lone Scherfig
Writer: Gaby Chiappe, based on the novel by Lissa Evans
Distributor: STX Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: R for some language and a scene of sexuality
Running Time: 117 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Transfiguration
Logline: When a troubled teen with a fascination for vampire lor, meets an equally alienated young woman, the two form a bond that begins to blur his fantasy world into reality.
Featuring: Larry Fessenden, Danny Flaherty, Lloyd Kaufman, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton Moten, Carter Redwood, Eric Ruffin
Director: Michael O’Shea
Writer: Michael O’Shea
Distributor: Strand Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Truman
Logline: A Spanish man receives an unexpected visit from an old friend who lives in Canada. In English and in Spanish with subtitles.
Featuring: Javier Cámara, Ricardo Darín, Eduard Fernández, Dolores Fonzi
Director: Cesc Gay
Writers: Tomàs Aragay and Cesc Gay
Distributor: FilmRise
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Tower Theatre in Miami, and the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Your Name.
Logline: Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. In Japanese with subtitles, or English dubbed.
Featuring the voices of: Etsuko Ichihara, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa, Kanon Tani (Japanese version), Glyins Ellis, Catie Harvey, Laura Post, Stephanie Sheh, Michael Sinterniklaas (English dubbed version)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Writers: Makoto Shinkai, English translation by Clark Cheng
Distributor: Funimation Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Addison 21 in Addison IL, the Crossgates 18 in Albany NY, the Downtown 14 and the Rio 24 in Albuquerque, the Kingstowne 16 and the Potomac Yards 16 in Alexandria VA, the Renaissance 14 in Alhambra CA, the Aliso Viejo 20 in Aliso Viejo CA, the Allentown 16 in Allentown PA, the Avalon 12 in Alpharetta GA, the Altamonte Mall 18 in Altamonte Springs FL, the Cinema City 12 in Anaheim CA, the Anchorage 16 in Anchorage AK, the Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Parks 18 in Arlington TX, the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Kaufman Astoria 14 in Astoria NY, the Midtown Art 8 and the Perimeter Pointe 10 in Atlanta, the Great Lake Crossing 25 in Auburn Hills MI, the Aurora 16 in Aurora CO, the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar , the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills, the Tinseltown 20 and the Violet Crown 5 in Austin, the Valley Plaza 16 in Bakersfield, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Perkins Rowe 16 in Baton Rogue, the Fairfield Commons 20 in Beaver Creek OH, the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellevue WA,
the California Theatre in Berkeley, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Boise 21 in Boise, the Brea 22 in Brea CA, the Warren Theatre in Broken Arrow OK, the BAM Rose Cinemas and the Court Street 12 in Brooklyn, the Promenade 24 in Broomfield CO, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Tinseltown 15 in Canton OH, the Southbay Pavilion 13 in Carson CA, the Crossroads 20 in Cary NC, the Cerritos 16 in Cerritos CA, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Ballantyne Village 5 in Charlotte, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill PA, the Music Box Theatre and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Oakley Station 14 in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee 6 and the Valley View 20 in Cleveland, the Tinseltown 20 in Colorado Springs, the Plymouth Meeting 10 in Conshochocken PA, the Columbia 14 in Columbia MD, the Easton Towne Center 30 and the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Dos Lagos 15 in Corona CA, the Covina 17 in Covina CA, the Cupertino 16 in Cupertino CA, the Angelika Film Center and the Northwest Highway Cinemas in Dallas, the Daly City 20 in Daly City CA, the Liberty Tree Mall 20 in Danvers MA, the Showcase Cinemas in Dedham MA, the Denton 14 in Denton TX, the Mayan Theatre and the Pavilions 15 in Denver, the Hacienda Crossing 21 in Dublin CA, the Studio Movie Grill 10 in Duluth GA, the Southpoint 16 in Durham NC, the Edgewater 16 in Edgewater NJ, the Parkway Plaza 18 in El Cajon CA, the Elmwood Palace 20 in Elmwood LA, the Bay Street 16 in Emeryville CA, the Evantson 12 in Evanston IL, the Valley River 15 in Eugene OR, the Angelika Film Center and the Towne Center 10 in Fairfax VA, the Farmingdale 14 in Farmingdale NY, the Fort Collins 16 in Fort Collins CO, the Framingham 15 in Framingham MA, the Village 12 in Fredricksburg VA, the Manchester 16 in Fresno, the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the Glendale 18 in Glendale CA, the Celebration North 17 in Grand Rapids, the Tinseltown 17 in Grapevine TX, the Midtown 15 in Greensboro NC, the Hollywood 20 in Greenville SC, the Hampshire Mall Cinemas in Hadley MA, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, the Palace 17 in Hartford, the St. Louis Mills 18 in Hazelwood MO, the Dole Cannery 20, the Kahala 8 and the Victoria Ward 16 in Honolulu, the Island 16 in Holtsville NY, the Gulf Pointe 30 and the River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Hunt Valley 12 in Hunt Valley MD, the Bella Terra 20 in Huntington Beach, the Valley Bend 18 in Huntsville AL, the College Park 13 and the Keystone Art 7 in Indianapolis, the Spectrum 21 in Irvine CA, the Cinemapolis 5 in Ithaca NY, the Sun-Ray Cinema in Jacksonville FL, the Crossroads 15 in Kalamazoo MI, the Kapolei 16 in Kapolei HI, the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park 6 in Katy TX, the Town Center 16 in Kennesaw GA, the King of Prussia 15 in King of Prussia PA, the Independence Mall 14 in Kingston MA, the Pinnacle 18 and the West Town Mall 9 in Knoxville TN, the Arclight 14 in La Jolla CA, the Alamo Drafthouse La Vista 8 in La Vista NE, the Colorado Mills 16 in Lakewood CO, the Celebration 19 in Lansing MI, the Orleans 18, the Rancho Santa Fe 16 and the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Sugarloaf 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the Fayette Mall 16 in Lexington KY, the Alamo Drafthouse Little 7 in Littleton CO, the Yorktown 17 in Lombard IL, the Cinemark 18 and the L.A. Live 14 in Los Angeles, the Long Beach 26 and the Pike 14 in Long Beach CA, the Tinseltown 19 in Louisville, the Alderwood 16 in Lynwood WA, the Point 16 in Madison WI, the Buckland Hills 18 in Manchester CT, the Tyson’s Corner 16 in McLean VA, the Tinseltown 15 in Medford OR, the Paradiso 16 in Memphis, the Merriam 20 in Merriam KS, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Falls 12, the Kendall Village 16 and the O Cinema in Miami, the Westchester Commons 16 in Midlothian VA, the Mililani 14 in Mililani HI, the Milford 16 in Milford OH, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Tinseltown 17 in Mission TX, the Clairidge 6 in Montclair NY, the Mountain View 16 in Mountain View CA, the Naperville 16 in Naperville IL, the Green Hills 16 and the Opry Mills 20 in Nashville, the Plaza Bonita 14 in National City CA, the New Albany 16 in New Albany NY, the Ridge 20 in New Berlin WI, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Criterion 7 in New Haven CT, the New Roc City 18 in New Rochelle NY, the Battery Park 11, the Empire 25, the Kips Bay 15 and the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Fox Run 15 in Newington NH, the MacArthur Center 18 in Norfolk VA, the Brooklyn Center 20 in North Brooklyn MN, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown in North Seattle, the Oceanside 16 in Oceanside CA, the Tinseltown 14 in Ogden UT, the Quail Springs 24 and the Tinseltown 20 in Oklahoma City, the Preston Crossing 16 in Okolona KY, the Olympia 14 in Olympia WA, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Studio 28 in Olathe KS, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Disney Springs 24, the Festival Bay 20 and the Waterford Lakes 20 in Orlando, the River Park 16 in Oxnard CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Chandler Fashion Center 20 in Phoenix, the Southside Works 10 in Pittsburgh, the Legacy 24 and the West Plano 20 in Plano TX, the Clackamas 20 and the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Providence Place 16 in Providence RI, the Provo 16 in Provo UT, the North Hills 14 in Raleigh NC, the Rancho Mirage 16 in Rancho Mirage CA, the Red Bank Cinemas in Red Bank NJ, the Mountain Grove 16 in Redlands CA, the Downtown 20 in Redwood City CA, the Summit Sierra 16 in Reno, the Showcase 20 in Revere MA, the Boulevard Square 17 in Richmond VA, the Henrietta 18 and the Tinseltown 16 in Rochester NY, the Rockaway 16 in Rockaway NJ, the Rockville Center 13 in Rockville MD, the Promenade Stadium 13 in Rolling Hills Estates CA, the Des Peres 14 in St. Louis, the Arden 14 and the Century 16 in Sacramento, the Santiam 11 in Salem OR, the Century 16 in Salt Lake City, the Alamo Quarry 14, the Bijou 6 and the Palladium 19 in San Antonio, the Tanforan 20 in San Bruno CA, the Hillcrest Cinemas and the Mountain 12 in San Diego, the Alamo Drafthouse Mission 5, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas, the Empire 3 and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Camera 3 and the Oakridge 20 in San Jose, the Northgate 15 in San Rafael CA, the San Marcos 18 in San Marcos CA, the Fiesta 5 in Santa Barbara, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz, the Jean Cocteau Theatre in Santa Fe, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Criterion 11 in Saratoga Springs NY, the Sonora Village Cinemas in Scottsdale AZ, the Guild 45th Theatre and the Thornton Place 14 in Seattle, the Majestic 20 in Silver Springs MD, the Village Crossing 18 in Skokie IL, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Northtown Mall 12 in Spokane WA, the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI, the City Center 16 in Stockton, the Stonybrook 17 in Stonybrook NY, the First Colony 24 in Sugar Land TX, the Swansea 12 in Swansea MA, the Destiny 19 in Syracuse NY, the Citrus Park 20 in Tampa, the Temecula 15 in Temecula CA, the Arizona Mills 24 and the Marketplace 16 in Tempe AZ, the Bridgeport Village 18 in Tigard OR, the Franklin Park 16 in Toledo, the Hamilton 24 in Trenton NJ, the Loft Cinema and the Park Place 20 in Tucson, the Southcenter 16 in Tukwila WA, the Circle 10 in Tulsa OK, the Union City 25 in Union City CA, the Tivoli Theatre in University City MO, the Cascade 16 in Vancouver WA, the Downtown 10 in Ventura CA, the Lynnhaven 18 in Virginia Beach, the Warrington Crossing 22 in Warrington PA, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, the Wayne 14 in Wayne NJ, the Jordan Creek 20 in West Des Moines IA, the Tinseltown 20 in West El Paso TX, the West Jordan 24 in West Jordan UT, the Palisades Center 21 in West Nyack NY, the City Place 20 in West Palm Beach, the Raceway 10 in Westbury NY, the City Center 15 in White Plains NY, the Whittier Village Cinemas in Whittier CA, the 13th Avenue 20 in Wichita, the Transit Center 18 in Williamsville NY, the Brandywine Town Center 16 in Wilmington DE, the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL, the Tinseltown 17 in The Woodlands TX and the Ann Arbor 20 in Ypsilanti MI (275 locations)
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, suggestive content, brief language, and smoking
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
Cezanne et Moi: Opens at the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Maplewood Theatres in Maplewood NJ, the Clairidge Theatre in Montclair NJ, the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven CT, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Roslyn Theatre in Roslyn NY, the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles, the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY
I Called Him Morgan: Opens at the Zeitgeist Arts Center in New Orleans, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Living Room Theaters in Portland OR, the Center for Contemporary Arts Cinema in Santa Fe, the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, and the Ted Roger’s Cinema in Toronto
In Serch of Israeli Cuisine: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Kew Gardens Theatre in Kew Gardens NY, the Edina Cinema in Minneapolis, the Malverne Cinema in Malverne NY and the Maplewood Theatre in Maplewood NJ
Karl Marx City: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago
1 Mile to You: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago
Raw: Opens at the Highridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Ballantyne Village 5 in Charlotte, the Esquire 6 in Cincinnati, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Ragtag Cinemas in Columbia MO, the Monticello 8 in El Paso TX, the Broadway Metro Cinemas in Eugene OR, the Lyric Cinema in Fort Collins CO, the Myrna Loy Film Center in Helena MT, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxvile, the Tristone 10 in Palm Desert CA, the Little Theatre in Rochester NY and the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz
The Salesman: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago

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