The Early Report for April 18th, 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 21th.

Can’t Help Falling in Love
Logline: A young woman about to get married discovers she’s already married to a total stranger. In English and in Filipino with subtitles.
Featuring: Kathryn Bernardo, Matteo Guidicelli, Daniel Padilla
Director: John Leo Garcia
Writers: Carmi Raymundo and Kristine Gabriel
Distributor: Star Cinema
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 118 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Logline: Documents the life of Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects.
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Distributor: Sundance Selects
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cineams in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Free Fire
Logline: A meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.
Featuring: Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Noah Taylor
Director: Ben Wheatley
Writers: Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: 275 plus locations
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Grow House
Logline: Two guys start a risky new business to pay off a debt.
Featuring: DeRay Davis, Snoop Dogg, Lil Duval, Raquel Lee, Faizon Love, Malcolm McDowell, Martin Starr
Director: DJ Pooh
Writer: DJ Pooh
Distributor: Hollyweed Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: R for drug use and language throughout, including some sexual references
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Logline: As fiercely talented as he is modest, a boxer is swept into national stardom as he trains for a once-in-a-lifetime fight against the World Featherweight Champion. In English and in Finnish with subtitles.
Featuring: Oona Airola, Jarkko Lahti, Mika Melender, Eero Milonoff, Joonas Saartamo
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Writers: Mikko Myllylahti and Juho Kuosmanen
Distributor: MUBI
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

https://mubi.com/films/the-happiest-day-in-the-life-of-olli-maki

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
Logline: Documents the life of one of America’s first “celebrity chefs.”
Director: Lydia Tenaglia
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for language
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
Logline: Documents the decade of tensions, civil unrest and events in Los Angeles that culminated in citywide violence following the Rodney King verdict on April 29, 1992.
Director: John Ridley
Distributor: ABC News
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Noor
Logline: A Pakistani journalist-writer’s misadventures and love life as she navigates her way through Mumbai. In English and in Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Shibani Dandekar, Kanan Gill, Purab Kohli, Sonakshi Sinha
Director: Sunhil Sippy
Writers: Althea Delmas-Kaushal and Shikhaa Sharma and Sunhil Sippy
Distributor: B4U
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 117 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Penguin Counters
Logline: Documents field biologists who travel to Antarctica to track climate change and ocean health by counting penguin populations.
Directors: Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon
Distributor: First Run Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 70 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Phoenix Forgotten
Logline: 20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, found footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.
Featuring: Florence Hartigan, Clint Jordan, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews, Luke Spencer Roberts
Director: Justin Barber
Writer: T.S. Nowlin
Distributor: Cinelou Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for terror, peril and some language
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Promise
Logline: During the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle forms between a brilliant medical student, an American journalist and a beautiful and sophisticated woman.
Featuring: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christian Bale, James Cromwell, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Jean Reno
Director: Terry George
Writers: Terry George and Robin Swicord
Distributor: Open Road Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material including war atrocities, violence and disturbing images, and for some sexuality
Running Time: 132 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Slack Bay
Logline: A well to do extended family visits their summer house for their annual seaside holidays, only to come across a police investigation looking into several disappearances of tourists in the area. In French with subtitles.
Featuring: Juliette Binoche, Didier Desprès, Fabrice Luchini, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Jean-Luc Vincent
Director: Bruno Dumont
Writer: Bruno Dumont
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Howard Gilman Theatre at the Film Socity of the Lincoln Center and the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 122 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Student
Logline: A young man grows confident that his strict and rigorous study of the Bible gives him the ability to manipulate all forms of authority. In Russian with subtitles.
Featuring: Yuliya Aug, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Viktoriya Isakova, Aleksandra Revenko, Pyotr Skvortsov
Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Writers: Kirill Serebrennikov and Marius von Mayenburg
Distributor: Under the Milky Way
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Four Star Theatre in San Francisco on April 21
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 118 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
After the Storm: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Miami Beach, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the the Broadway Theater in Salt Lake City, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ and the Wilmette Theatre in Wilmette IL
Cezanne Et Moi: Opens at the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Chez Artsite Theatre in Denver, the Tivoli Cinemas in Kansas City and the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR
Colossal: Opens at the Aliso Viejo 20 in Aliso Viejo CA, the Mansell Crossing 14 in Alpharetta GA, the State Theatre in Ann Arbor, the Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Parks 18 in Arlington TX, the Alamo Drafthouse One Loudoun in Ashburn VA, the Great Lakes 25 in Auburn Hills MI, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Progress Ridge 14 in Beaverton OR, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the California Theatre in Berkeley, the Brea 22 in Brea CA, the Carolina Pavilion 22 in Charlotte, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Chino Hills 18 in Chino Hills CA, the Puente Hills 20 in City of Industry CA, the Easton Town Center 30 and the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Concord Mills 24 in Concord NC, the LOOK Cinemas, the Northwest Highway 14 and the Valley View 16 in Dallas, the Liberty Tree 20 in Danvers MA, the Foothill Towne Center 22 in Foothill Ranch CA, the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the Fullerton 20 in Fullerton CA, the Firewheel 18 in Garland TX, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Hamilton 24 in Hamilton NJ, the Elmwood Palace 20 in Harahan LA, the Westbank Palace 16 in Harvey LA, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park Cinemas, the River Oaks Theatre and the Studio 30 in Houston, the Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the Katy Mills 20 in Katy TX, the Martin Village 16 in Lacey WA, the Lake in the Hills 12 in Lake in the Hills IL, the Summerlin 5, the Town Square 18 and the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Sugarloaf Mills 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton 7 in Littleton CO, the Methuen 20 in Methuen MA, the Brickell City Centre Cinema in Miami, the Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park CA, the Broad Theater in New Orleans, the Norwalk 20 in Norwalk CA, the Alamo Drafthouse La Vista Theatre in Omaha, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Orange 30 and the Promenade 25 in Orange CA, the Palm Desert 10 in Palm Desert CA, the Palo Alto Twin in Palo Alto CA, the Holiday Village 4 in Park City UT, the Hollywood 3 in Portland OR, the Rosemont 18 in Rosemont IL, the Roseville 14 in Roseville CA, the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak MI, the Alamo Drafthouse Park North Cinemas and the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theatre and the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Santana Row 6 in San Jose, the Regency Cinemas in San Rafael CA, the Paseo Nuevo 4 in Santa Barbara, the Summerfield Cinema in Santa Rosa CA, the Streets of Woodfield 20 in Schaumburg IN, the Showplace 16 in Schererville IN, the Thornton Place 14 in Seattle, the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol CA, the Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami FL, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI, the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI, the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance, the Southcenter 16 in Tukwila WA, the City Center 12 in Vancouver WA, the Westminster 24 in Westminster CO and the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester Cinemas in Winchester VA
Finding Oscar: Opens at the Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
Frantz: Opens at the Civic Theatre in Allentown PA, the Art House Cinema in Billings MT, the Pocono Community Theatre in East Stroudsburg PA, the Cinematique of Daytona in Daytona Beach, the Tree House Cinema in Gulf Breeze FL, the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg PA, the FilmScene Cinemas in Iowa City IA, the Times Cinema in Milwaukee, the Prytania Theatre in New Orleans, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Theatre in Oklahoma City, the Film Streams Theatre in Omaha, the Orinda Theatre in Orinda CA, the Grandin Theatre in Roanoke VA, the Capitol Theatre in Rome NY, the Cinema Salem in Salem MA, the Tull Family Theater in Sewickley PA and the Tallahassee Film Society Theatre in Tallahassee FL
In Search of Israeli Cuisine: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, the Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Washington DC and the West Newton Cinema in West Newton MA
Karl Marx City: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
The Lost City of Z: Expands to 500 plus locations
Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea: Opens at the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
Norman: Opens at the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Evanston 18 in Evanston IL, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the La Jolla 12 in La Jolla CA, the Carmel Mountain 12 and the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Clay Theatre and the San Francisco Centre Cinemas in San Francisco and the Fashion Square 14 in Scottsdale
Pelle the Conquerer: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
A Quiet Passion: Opens at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor MI and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
Tomorrow: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and the Village East Cinemas in New York City
The Transfiguration: Opens at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles
The Woman’s Balcony: Opens at the Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables FL

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