The Early Report for May 1st, 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 May 5th.

Wednesday May 3, 2017

Mr. Chiibs
Logline: Documents the life of former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson after his retirement.
Director: Jill Campbell
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: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday May 5, 2017

3 Generations
Logline: When a teenager decides to transition from female to male, his mother must come to terms with the decision while tracking down his biological father to get the proper legal consent.
Featuring: Tate Donovan, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Naomi Watts
Director: Gaby Dellal
Writers: Nikole Beckwith and Gaby Dellal
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content, some sexual references and language
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Another Evil
Logline: After encountering a ghost in his family’s vacation home, a modern artist and his wife hire an “industrial-grade exorcist” to get rid of the beings.
Featuring: Dan Bakkedahl, Dax Flame, Jennifer Irwin, Steve Little, Mark Proksch, Steve Zissis
Director: Carson D. Mell
Writer: Carson D. Mell
Distributor: Dark Sky Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Burden
Logline: Documents the life of the late art-world provocateur, Chris Burden.
Directors: Richard Dewey and Timothy Marrinan
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Dinner
Logline: Two brothers and their wives meet for dinner to discuss how to handle a crime by their teenage sons, which had been filmed by a security camera
Featuring: Steve Coogan, Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall, Laura Linney, Chloë Sevigny
Director: Oren Moverman
Writer: Oren Moverman, based on the novel by Herman Koch
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Mansell Crossing 14 in Alpharetta GA, the Annapolis Mall 11 Annapolis MD, the Deer Valley 16 in Antioch CA, the Great Lakes 25 in Auburn Hills MI, the Valley Plaza 16 in Bakersfield, the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham WA, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Royal Palm 20 in Bradenton FL, the the Charles Theater in Baltimore, Chandler Fashion Center 20 in Chandler AZ, the Eastridge 18 in Chattanooga TN, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry the Boston Common 19 in Boston, Hill NJ, the River East 21 in the Cerritos 16 in Cerritos CA, Chicago, the Chino Hills 18 in Chino Hills CA, the Esquire 6 in Cincinnati, the Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland Heights OH, the Easton Town Center 30 and the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Red River Theaters in Concord NH, the Corpus 16 in Corpus Christi TX, the Crestwood 18 in Crestwood IL, the West Olive 16 in Creve Coeur MO, the Angelika Film Center and the Valley View 16 in Dallas, the Liberty Tree the Covina 17 in Covina CA, Mall 20 in Danvers MA, the Stonebriar Mall 24 in Frisco TX, the Majestic 3 in Gettysburg PA, the Westgate 20 in Glendale AZ, the Grand Rapids 18 in Grand Rapids MI, the the Razorback 12 in Fayetteville AR, Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the the Plaza Frontenac 6 in Frontenac MO, Hamilton 24 in Hamilton NJ, the the Santan Village 16 in Gilbert AZ, Hampton Towne Centre 24 in Hampton VA, the Palace 17 in Hartford CT, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch the Plaza 3 in Greenwich CT, CO, the Waterfront 22 in Homestead PA, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Gulf Pointe 30, the Studio 30 and the Willowbrook 24 in Houston, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Jax 24 in Jacksonville FL, the Kapolei 16 in Kapolei HI, the Rancho Niguel 7 in Lagunathe Deerbrook 24 in Humble TX, Niguel CA, the Town Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Ridgeway 4 in Memphis, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Methuen 20 in Methuen MA, the State Theatre in Modesto CA, the Clairidge 6 in Montclair NJ, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Cal Oaks 17 in Murrieta CA, the New Canaan Playhouse Twin in New Canaan CT, the Fine Arts 6 in New City NY, the Criterion Cinemas 9 in New Haven CT, the Newport at the Levee 20 in Newport KY, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the Screenland Armour Cinemas in North Kansas City MO, the Crossroads Mall 16 and the Quail Springs Mall 24 in Oklahoma City, the Bricktown 16 in Oklahoma City OK, the Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar FL, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the Universal Cineplex 20 in Orlando FL, the Owings Mills 17 ub Owings Mills MD, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Ahwatukee 24, the Arizona Center 24, the Christown 14 and the Scottsdale 101 14 in Phoenix, the Plainville 20 in Plainville CT, the Mountain Grove 16 in Redlands CA, the Reston Town Center Cinemas in Reston VA, the Movieland at Boulevard Square 17 in Richmond VA, the Rogers Town Center 12 in Rogers AR, the Rohnert Park 16 in Rohnert Park CA, the Roslyn 4 in Roslyn NY, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Carmel Mountain 12, the Mission Valley 20 and the Town Square 14 in San Diego, the Mercado 20 in Santa Clara CA, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL, the Criterion 11 in Saratoga Springs NY, the Streets of Woodfield 20 in Schaumburg IL, the Seattle 10 in Seattle, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the South Bend 16 in South Bend IN, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami FL, the River Park Square 20 in Spokane WA, the Springfield 12 in Springfield IL, the Landmark 9 in Stamford CT, the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI, the First Colony 24 in Sugar Land TX, the Arizona Mills 25 in Tempe AZ, the Rolling Hills 20 Torrance CA, the Southroads 20 in Tulsa OK, the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach FL, the Lynnhaven 18 in Virginia Beach VA, the the Tenafly 4 Tenafly NJ, Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ, the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME, the West Jordan 12 in West Jordan UT, the Westminster Promenade 24 in Westminster CO, the Cinema 100 Quad in White Plains NY, the Theatre N at Nemours in Wilmington DE, the a/perture Theatre in Winston-Salem NC and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL (121 locations total)
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, and language throughout
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)
Bonus Fact: When first announced in 2013, this movie was going to be the directorial debut for Cate Blanchett

Enter the Warriors Gate
Logline: A teenager is magically transported to China and learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior.
Featuring: Dave Bautista, Mark Chao, Sienna Guillory, Ni Ni
Director: Matthias Hoene
Writers: Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen
Distributor: EuropaCorp
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for martial arts fantasy violence
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Like Crazy (La Pazza Gioia)
Logline: Two women from different worlds escape from their mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse. In Italian with subtitles
Featuring: Sergio Albelli, Valentina Carnelutti, Tommaso Ragno, Micaela Ramazzotti, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Director: Paolo Virzì
Writers: Paolo Virzì and Francesca Archibugi, story by Virzì
Distributor: Strand Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 118 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Lovers
Logline: A married couple looking to get divorced finds themselves unexpectedly falling in love again.
Featuring: Aiden Gillan, Tracy Letts, Melora Walters, Debra Winger
Director: Azazel Jacobs
Writer: Azazel Jacobs
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality and language
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Max 2: White House Hero
Logline: A military service dog, is assigned to serve on the U.S. president’s Secret Service detail.
Featuring: Reese Alexander, Zane Austin, Francesca Capaldi, Andrew Kavadas, Lochlyn Munro
Director: Brian Levant
Writer: Steven Altiere, based on characters created by Sheldon Lettich and Boaz Yakin
Distributor: Orion Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild action/peril
Running Time: 85 mintues
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Panique
Logline: A reviled voyeur is framed for a murder by the girl he adores. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Max Dalban, Émile Drain, Guy Favières, Viviane Romance, Michel Simon
Director: Julien Duvivier
Writers: Charles Spaak and Julien Duvivier, based on the novel “Mr. Hire’s Engagement” by Georges Simenon
Distributor: Rialto Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)
Bonus Factoid!: Jean Renoir once wrote “If I were an architect and I had to build a monument to the cinema, I would place a statue of Julien Duvivier above the entrance.”
Bonus Bonus Factoid!: In 1943, Georges Simenon sold the manuscript of his novel “Panique” at an auction, and gave the profits to the prisoners of WWII.

Risk
Logline: Documents the life of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Director: Laura Poitras
Distributor: Neon
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Alamo Drafthose South Lamar in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley, the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland Heights OH, the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia MO, the Drexel East Theatre and the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Alamo Drafthouse Cedars in Dallas, the Cinema Detroit in Detroit, the Broadway Metro Cinemas in Eugene OR, the Midtown Cinema 3 in Harrisburg PA, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park in Katy TX, the O Cinema in Miami Beach, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashvile, the IFC Film Center in New York City, the Roxy Theater in Philadelphia, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Cable Car Cinema in Providence RI, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theatre in San Francisco, the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ, the SIFF Uptown Cinema in Seattle, the Moxie Cinema in Springfield MO, the Chase Park Plaza Cinemas in St. Louis, and the Atlantic Plumbing Cinemas and the West End Cinemas in Washington DC
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

This Is Not What I Expected
Logline: An obsessive CEO of a company meets a ragged chef by chance. They are drawn closer together because of their love for delicacies, yet their personalities clash big time. In Mandarin with subtitles.
Featuring: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Chiling Lin, Yi-zhou Sun, Ming Xi, Dongyu Zhou
Director: Derek Hui
Writer: Derek Hui
Distributor:
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Pearlridge West 16 in Aiea HI, the Bloomington 11 in Bloomington IN, the Boston Common 19 in Boston, the Crowfoot Crossing 12 in Calgary AB, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, 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 Movies 12 in Edmonton AB, the College Point Multiplex Cinemas in Flushing NY, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Inver Grove 16 in Inver Grove Heights MN, the Town Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Madison 6 in Madison WI, the Markham 13 in Markham ONT, the Great Mall 20 in Milpitas CA, the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park CA, the Newport on the Levee 20 in Newport KY, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the South Keys 12 in Ottawa ONT, the Riverview Plaza 17 in Philadelphia, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Riverport 19 in Richmond BC, the Rockville Center 13 in Rockville MD, the Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, 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 El Con Mall 20 in Tucson and the Tustin 14 in Tustin CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Tomorrow Ever After
Logline: When a historian living in the year 2592 time-travels to 2015, she navigates the societal woes that she’s read about in history books.
Featuring: Ebbe Bassey, Memo, Matthew Murumba, Ela Thier, Nabil Viñas
Director: Ela Thier
Writer: Ela Thier
Distributor: Thier Productions
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: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
After the Storm: Opens at the Tivoli Cinemas in Kansas City MO and the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE
Busters Mal Heart: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge MA, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, the Clairidge Theatre in Montclair NJ, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Valley Art Theatre in Phoenix, the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Grand Illusion Theatre in Seattle and the Union Market Cinemas in Washington DC
By the Time It Gets Dark: Opens at the Four Star Theatre in San Francisco
Cezanne Et Moi: Opens at the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary: Opens at the Screening Room in Amherst MA, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Cinematheque in Dayona Beach, the O Cinema in Miami and the Loft Theatre in Tucson
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City: Opens at the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Picture House in Pelham NY, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Cinema 21 Theatre Portland OR, the Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe, the E Street Cinema in Washington DC and the Aperture Cinema in Winston-Salem NC
Colossal: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Cine Theatre in Athens GA, the Athena Cinema 3 in Athens OH, the Mall of Louisiana 15 in Baton Rouge, the Eveningstar Cinema in Brunswick ME, the Art Theatre in Champaign IL, the Mindframe 6 and the Star Cinema 14 in Dubuque IA, the Cameo Art House in Fayetteville NC, the Jefferson Points 18 in Fort Wayne IN, the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester MA, the Tree House Cinema 4 in Gulf Breeze FL, the Historic Howell Theatre in Howell MI, the Valley Bend 18 in Huntsville AL, the Jacksonville 16 in Jacksonville NC, the Tropic Cinema in Key West FL, the Disney Springs 24 in Lake Buena Vista FL, the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, the Riverdale 10 in Little Rock, the Enzian Theatre in Maitland FL, the Holiday Village 4 in Park City UT, the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk VA, the Parkway Pointe 8 in Springfield IL, the Columbus 12 in Virginia Beach and the Avalon Twin in Washington DC
Finding Oscar: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago and the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre in Winchester VA
Frantz: Opens at the Ryder Theatre in Bloomington IN, the Lakewood Ranch Cinemas in Bradenton FL, the Cary Theater in Cary NC, the Woodland Mall Cinemas in Grand Rapids MI, the Lansing Cinemas in Lansing MI, the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE, the Capri Theatre in Montgomery AL and the Music Hall Theatre Portsmouth NH
Grey Lady: Opens at the Studio On the Square Cinemas in Memphis
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Edina Cinema in Edina MN, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and the Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent: Opens at the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Picture Hous in Pelham NY and the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego
Land of Mine: Opens at the Hopkins Center Theatre in Hanover NH and the Mary Riepma Ross Theatre in Lincoln NE
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer: Opens at the Renaissance 14 in Alhambra CA, the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Maple Art Theater in Bloomfield Hills MI, the Century 16 in Boulder CO, the Media Center 8 in Burbank, the Covina 17 in Covina CA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Esquire Twin in Denver, the East Hanover 12 in East Hanover NJ, the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO, the River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Huntington Beach 20 in Huntington Beach CA, the Marketplace 6 in Long Beach CA, the Oriental Cinemas in Milwaukee, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 and the Century 25 in Orange CA, the Palm Springs 9 in Palm Springs CA, the Garden State 16 in Paramus NJ, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the River 15 in Rancho Mirage CA, the Promenade 13 in Rolling Hills Estates CA, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Plaza De Oro Twin in Santa Barbara CA, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Avon Theatre Film Center in Stamford CT, the Stony Brook 17 in Stony Brook NY, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA, the Downtown 10 in Ventura CA, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, the Palisades Center 21 in West Nyack NY, the Roosevelt Raceway 10 in Westbury NY and the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL
Obit.: Opens at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
One Week and a Day: Opens at the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA and the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
A Quiet Passion: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the North Park Theatre in Buffalo NY, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus OH, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Camera 3 in San Jose, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ and the Seven Gables Theatre in Seattle
Toni Erdmann: Opens at the Cambridge Premiere Cinemas in Cambridge MD

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