The Early Report for April 26th, 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 14 new openers in theatres for the week of April 26th.

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Bang! The Bert Berns Story
Logline: Documents the life and music of songwriter and producer Bert Berns.
Directors: Brett Berns and Bob Sarles
Writers: Joel Selvin and Christina Keating
Distributor: Abramorama
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 (1.78:1)

Obit.
Logline: Documents the writers of the Obituary columns at the New York Times.
Director: Vanessa Gould
Distributor: Kino Lorber Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Forum and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday April 28, 2017

Below Her Mouth
Logline: An unexpected affair quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality for two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever.
Featuring: Natalie Krill, Erika Linder, Mayko Nguyen, Sebastian Pigott, Tommie-Amber Pirie
Director: April Mullen
Writers: Stephanie Fabrizi
Distributor: Gunpowder and Sky
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Elmwood Cinemas in Berkeley, the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the SIE Film Center in Denver, the Gateway Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, the Arena Cinema in Hollywood, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle and the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe AZ
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Buster’s Mal Heart
Logline: An eccentric mountain man is on the run from the authorities
Featuring: Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil
Director: Sarah Adina Smith
Writer: Sarah Adina Smith
Distributor: Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on April 28
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorpic (2.39:1)

The Circle
Logline: A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity.
Featuring: John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Emma Watson
Director: James Ponsoldt
Writers: James Ponsoldt and Dave Eggers, based on the novel by Eggers
Distributor: STX Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a sexual situation, brief strong language and some thematic elements including drug use
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Danger Close
Logline: Documents the life of freelance female war reporter Alex Quade as she covers U.S. Special Operations Forces on highly classified combat missions.
Directors: Christian Tureaud and David Salzberg
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Grey Lady
Logline: When a Boston homicide detective’s partner is killed in an ambush, their dying words provide him with a clue that sends him to remote Nantucket Island.
Featuring: Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart, Adrian Lester, Amy Madigan, John Shea, Natalie Zea
Director: John Shea
Writer: John Shea, story by John Shea and Armyan Bernstein
Distributor: Beacon Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria VA, the Deer Valley 16 in Antioch CA, the Ballston Commons 12 in Arlington VA, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Fenway 13 in Boston, the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the City North 14 in Chicago, the Legacy Place Cinemas in Dedham MA, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Spectrum 21 in Irvine CA, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Methuen 20 in Methuen MA, the Dreamland Theatre in Nantucket MA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Oceanside 16 in Oceanside CA, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the Palo Alto Square Theatre in Palo Alto CA, the Deer Valley 30 in Phoenix, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Arizona Mills 25 in Tempe AZ, the Gallery Place Station 14 in Washington DC and the Seven Bridges Cinemas in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: R for violence and brief language
Running Time: 109 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
Logline: Documents the romantic and creative partnership of Hollywood storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson.
Featuring: Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola, Danny DeVito
Director: Daniel Raim
Distributor: Zeitgeist Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

How to Be a Latin Lover
Logline: Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family. In English and in Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Kristen Bell, Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Raquel Welch
Director: Ken Marino
Writers: Jon Zack and Chris Spain
Distributor: Pantelion
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude humor, sexual references and gestures, and for brief nudity
Running Time: 115 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Mayor
Logline: For the first time in Korean history, the Seoul Mayor attempts third term in mayor’s office. In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: Min-sik Choi, Do-Won Kwak, Eun-Kyung Shim
Director: In-je Park
Writer: In-je Park
Distributor: Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arapahoe Crossing 16 in Aurora CO, the Bay Terrace 6 in Bayside NY, the Boston Common 19 in Boston, the CGV Cinemas in Buena Park CA, the Westhills 10 in Calgary AB, the Coquitlam in Coquitlam BC, the Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino CA, the Edgewater Cinemas in Edgewater NJ, the Movies 12 in Edmonton AB, the Towne Center 10 in Fairfax VA, the Federal Way 16 in Federal Way WA, the Fullerton 20 in Fullerton CA, 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 La Habra 16 in La Habra CA, the Town Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Sugarloaf Mills 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles, Alderwood Mall 16 in Lynwood WA, the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Niles 12 in Niles IL, Plymouth Meeting Mall 12 in Plymouth Meeting PA, the Ridgefield Park 12 in Ridgefield Park NJ, the Fashion Valley 18 in San Diego and the Empress Walk 10 in Toronto
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 131 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Natasha
Logline: A forbidden romance blossoms between a 16-year-old Russian Jewish immigrant kid in Toronto and his cousin by marriage, a 14-year-old girl from Moscow with a scandalous past. In English and in Russian with subtitles
Featuring: Sasha K. Gordon, Alex Ozerov, Aidan Shipley, Lola Tash
Director: David Bezmozgis
Writer: David Bezmozgis, based on his book
Distributor: Menemsha Films
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)

One Week and a Day
Logline: A husband and father has trouble getting back to his life after the sitting Shiva in honor of his late son. In Hebrew with subtitles
Featuring: Shai Avivi, Jenya Dodina, Uri Gavriel, Tomer Kapon
Director: Asaph Polonsky
Writer: Asaph Polonsky
Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Angelika Film Center in New York City and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sleight
Logline: A young street magician is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing.
Featuring: Seychelle Gabriel, Dulé Hill, Jacob Latimore, Storm Reid, Sasheer Zamata
Director: J.D. Dillard
Writers: Alex Theurer and J.D. Dillard
Distributor: BH Tilt
Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, drug content and some violence
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Voice From the Stone
Logline: In 1950s Tuscany, a solemn nurse is drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother.
Featuring: Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas, Kate Linder, Caterina Murino
Director: Eric D. Howell
Writer: Andrew Shaw, based on the novel by Silvio Raffo
Distributor: Momentum Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Apple Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis, the O Cinema Wynwood in Miami, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge IL, the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle, the Southlake 14 in Southlake TX and the Angelika Film Center in Washington DC
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality/nudity
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
Cezanne Et Moi: Opens at the the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe and the Loft Cinema in Tucson
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Macon Theatre in Macon GA, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastapol CA and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
Colossal: Opens at the Spectrum 8 in Albany NY, the High Ridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Hoffman 22 in Alexandria VA, the Fine Arts Cinema in Asheville NC, the Old Mill 16 in Bend OR, the Showplace 11 in Bloomington IN, the Boise 21 in Boise ID, the SEEfilm Cinema in Bremerton WA, the Amherst 3 in Buffalo, the Paseo Camarillo Cinemas in Camarillo CA, the Alamo Drafthouse Chandler and the Fashion Center 20 in Chandler AZ, the Violet Crown Cinemas in Charlottesville VA, the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia MO, the Columbus 13 in Columbus GA, the Spring Valley Cinemas in Dallas, the Neon Theatre in Dayton OH, the Fleur Cinema in Des Monies, the Hacienda Crossings 20 in Dublin CA, the Zinema Twin in Duluth MN, the Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo 8 in El Paso, the Broadway Metro Theatre in Eugene OR, the Broadway Cinema in Eureka CA, the Cameo Art House in Fayetteville NC, the Fort Wayne Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN, the Fresno 21 in Fresno CA, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Woodland Cinema in Grand Rapids MI, the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu, the Waterfront 22 in Homestead PA, the FilmScene Theatre in Iowa City, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Sun-Ray Cinema in Jacksonville FL,the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville TN, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Laredo TX, the Live Oak 18 in Live Oak TX, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Lubbock TX, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Cal Oaks 17 in Murrieta CA, the Paragon Pavilion 10 in Naples FL, the Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace Cinemas in New Braunfels TX, the Newport Levee 20 in Newport KY, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Oakview 24 in Omaha, the Owings Mills 17 in Owings Mills MD, the Arrowhead Fountains 18 in Peoria AZ, the Ahwatukee 24 in Phoenix, the Hollywood Cinemas in Pittsburgh, the Cable Car Cinema in Providence RI, the Movieland at Boulevard Square 17 in Richmond VA, the CinemaSalem 4 in Salem MA, the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco, the Mercado 20 in Santa Clara CA, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz CA, the Violet Crown Cinemas in Santa Fe, the Criterion Cinemas in Saratoga Springs NY, the District 20 in South Jordan UT, the River Park Square 20 in Spokane, the Tallahassee 20 in Tallahassee FL, the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe AZ, the Loft Cinema in Tucson AZ, the Parkway Plaza 12 in Tukwila WA, the Circle Cinema and the Southroads 20 in Tulsa OK, the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach FL, and the City Place 20 and the Parisian 20 in West Palm Beach FL
Finding Oscar: Opens at the High Ridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley, the Ballantyne 6 and the Park Terrace 6 in Charlotte, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale, the Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood FL, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Downtown West 10 in Knoxville, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Angelika FIlm Center and the Digital Media Gym in San Diego, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, the West End Theatre in Washington DC and the Westminster Promenade 24 in Westminster CO
Frantz: Opens at the Liberty Theatre in Camas WA, the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene OR, the Cape Ann Cinema in Gloucester MA, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids MI, the Kahala Theatre in Honolulu, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville TN, the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL, the Roxy Theater in Missoula MT, the Normal Theater in Normal IL, the Pelham Picture House in Pelham NY and the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg VA
In Search of Israeli Cuisine: Opens at the the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs
The Lost City of Z: Expands to 600 plus playdates
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Rancho Niguel 7 in Laguna Niguel CA, the Palm Desert 10 in Palm Desert CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA
Land of Mine: Opens at the Aperture Cinema in Winston-Salem NC
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer: Opens at the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Living Room Theaters, the Palace 20 and the Shadowood Square 16 in Boca Raton FL, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Boynton Beach 14 in Boynton Beach FL, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Merrick Park Landmark Theatre in Coral Gables FL, the Paradise 24 in Davie FL, the Edina Cinemas in Edina MN, the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Lincolnshire 15 in Lincolnshire IL, the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park CA, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Downtown 16 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Cinearts at Santana Row in San Jose, the San Rafael 6 in San Rafael CA and the Voorhees 16 in Voorhees NJ
A Quiet Passion: Opens at the Detroit Institute of Arts Theatre in Detroit, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Maplewood Theatre in Maplewood NJ, the Montgomery Cinemas in Skillman NJ and the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA
Slack Bay: Opens at the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
Truman: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe