The Early Report for May 8th, 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 19 new openers in theatres for the week of May 12th.

Wednesday May 10, 2017

Manifesto
Logline: The film integrates various types of artist manifestos from different time periods with contemporary scenarios. Manifestos are depicted by 13 different characters, among them a school teacher, factory worker, choreographer, punk, newsreader, scientist, puppeteer, widow, and a homeless man.
Featuring: Cate Blanchett
Director: Julian Rosefeldt
Writer: Julian Rosefeldt
Distributor: FilmRise
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Friday May 12, 2017

Absolutely Anything
Logline: A disillusioned school teacher suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes.
Featuring: Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, Simon Pegg, Rob Riggle, and the voices of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Robin Williams
Director: Terry Jones
Writers: Terry Jones and Gavin Scott
Distributor: Atlas Distribution
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quality 16 in Ann Arbor MI, the Hollywood 20 in Bartlett TN, the Randall 15 in Batavia IL, the Premiere 11 in Baytown TX, the Tannehill 14 in Bessemer AL, the Bryan 16 in Bryan TX, the Burleson Commons 14 in Burleson TX, the Collierville Cinema Grill 16 in Collierville TN, the Cordova 15 in Cordova TN, the Darkside Cinema in Corvallis OR, the El Paso 17 in El Paso, the Premiere 16 in Gadsden AL, the Premiere 11 in Galveston TX, the Woodland 14 in Grand Rapids MI, the Renaissance 20 in Houston, the Lubbock 16 in Lubbock TX, the Ajay Palace 10 and the Wolfchase Galleria 8 in Memphis, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Fashion Square 14 in Orlando, the Owensboro 16 in Owensboro KY, the Willow Knolls 14 in Peoria IL, the Rio Rancho 14 in Rio Rancho NM, the Savoy 16 in Savoy IL, the Eastern Shore 14 in Spanish Fort AL, the Temple 16 in Temple TX, the Arizona Mills 25 in Tempe AZ, the Barnstorm Theater in The Villages FL and the Zephyrhills 10 in Zephyrhills FL
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamoprhic (2.39:1)

Dead Awake
Logline: A young woman must save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the real-life phenomenon of sleep paralysis.
Featuring: Jesse Borrego, Jesse Bradford, Jocelin Donahue, Brea Grant, Lori Petty
Director: Phillip Guzman
Writer: Jeffrey Reddick
Distributor: FilmRise
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Bradenton 20 in Bradenton FL, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Pines Cinema 8 in Pine Bluff AR, the 4 Star Theatre in San Francisco, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL and the Westminster 12 in Westminster CO
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Folk Hero and Funny Guy
Logline: A successful singer-songwriter hatches a plan to help his friend’s struggling comedy career and broken love life by hiring him as his opening act on his solo tour.
Featuring: Michael Ian Black, David Cross, Meredith Hagner, Alex Karpovsky, Melanie Lynskey, Heather Morris, Wyatt Russell, Hannah Simone
Director: Jeff Grace
Writer: Jeff Grace
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Videology Cinema in Brooklyn, the River East 21 in Chicago, the SIE Film Center in Denver and the Loz Feliz 3 in Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Generation Iron 2
Logline: Documents the efforts of five top bodybuilding and fitness mega-stars who pursue an ultimate quest of achieving the perfect physique.
Featuring: Ahmad Ashkanani, Kai Greene, Iris Kyle, Calum Von Moger, Flex Wheeler, Hidetada Yamagishi
Director: Vlad Yudin
Writer: Vlad Yudin
Distributor: The Vladar Company
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Hounds of Love
Logline: A woman randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.
Featuring: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Damian de Montemas, Susie Porter
Director: Ben Young
Writer: Ben Young
Distributor: Gunpowder and Sky
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Michigan Twin in Ann Arbor MI, the Alamo Drafhouse South Lamar Cinemas in Austin, the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, the Canton 18 in Canton MI, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Alamo Drafthouse Cedars Cinemas in Dallas, the SIE Film Center in Denver, the Maysles Cinema in Harlem, the Cinemapolis Theatre in Ithaca NY, the Screenland Tapland Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Lakeview 21 in Lakeville MN, the Monroe 12 in Monroe WA, the IFC Film Center in New York City, the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa, the Cinema Salen in Salem MA, the Roxie Cinema in San Francisco, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe NM, the Carlton Cinema in Toronto and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Winchester VA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Lahoriye
Logline: A Punjabi man falls in love with a Pakistani girl, while all manners of obstacles are put in their way. In Punjab with subtitles
Featuring: Amrinder Gill, Guggu Gill, Yuvraj Hans, Nimrat Khaira, Sargun Mehta, Sardar Sohi
Director: Amberdeep Singh
Writer: Amberdeep Singh
Distributor: PVS
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 137 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Last Shaman
Logline: Documents the life of James Freeman, who after being diagnosed with incurable depression, set off to the Amazon with hopes of finding a shaman who can save his life. In English and in Spanish with subtitles
Director: Raz Degan
Distributor: Abramorama
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 77 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Lowriders
Logline: A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father’s obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression.
Featuring: Melissa Benoist, Demián Bichir, Eva Longoria, Tony Revolori, Theo Rossi
Director: Ricardo de Montreuil
Writers: Elgin James and Cheo Hodari Coker
Distributor: BH Tilt
Opening Week Release Pattern: 300 plus locations
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, some violence, sensuality, thematic elements and brief drug use
Running Time: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Meri Pyaari Bindu
Logline: A successful writer dealing with writer’s block returns to his roots to write an old-fashioned love story. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Aparajita Adhya, Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Abish Mathew, Malvika Sitlani
Director: Akshay Roy
Writer: Suprotim Sengupta
Distributor: Yash Raj Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 145 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Miles Between Us
Logline: A father and daughter who have been estranged by divorce for twelve years find themselves on a trip across the country that becomes a more complicated journey than they imagined.
Featuring: Susan Chambers, Bobby E. Erickson, Dariush Moslemi, Josten Rositas, Anna Stranz
Director: Andrew Hunt
Writer: Scott A. Peterson
Distributor: II Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Albany 16 in Albany GA, the Mansell Crossing 14 in Alpharetta GA, the Parks at Arlington 18 in Arlington TX, the Lee Branch 15 in Birmingham AL, the Cedar Rapids 12 in Cedar Rapids IA, the Colorado Springs 13 in Colorado Springs, the Easton Town Center 30 in Columbus OH, the Eden Prairie Mall 18 in Eden Prairie MN, the Central City 10 in Little Rock, the Stonybrook 20 in Louisville, the Seth Childs 12 in Manhattan KS, the Arbor Lakes 16 in Maple Grove MN, the Crossroads Mall 16 in Oklahoma City, the Pensacola 18 in Pensacola, the Perry Crossing 18 in Plainfield IN, the Streets of Woodfield 20 in Schaumburg IL, the Spring Hill 12 in Springhill TN, the Coblestone 9 in Urbandale IA, the Mayfair 18 in Wauwatosa WI and the Westminster Promenade 24 in Westminster CO
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Paris Can Wait
Logline: A successful, driven but inattentive movie producer unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband.
Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard
Director: Eleanor Coppola
Writer: Eleanor Coppola
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Paris Theatre in New York City, and at the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, smoking and some language
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Radha
Logline: The life and loves of a police officer. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Aksha Pardasany, Sharwanand, Lavanya Tripathi
Director: Chandra Mohan Chintada
Writer: Chandra Mohan Chintada
Distributor: Nirvana Cinemas
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 150 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sarkar 3
Logline: A young woman conspires and attempts to avenge the death of her father. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Amit Sadh, Jackie Shroff
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Writers: P Jaya Kumar and Ramkumar Singh
Distributor: Eros International
Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 130 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
Logline: An Austrain writer in exile deals with his inner struggle for the “right attitude” towards the events in war torn Europe and his search for a new home. In English and in French, German, Portuguese and Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Harvey Friedman, Josef Hader, Charly Hübner, Tómas Lemarquis, Barbara Sukowa
Director: Maria Schrader
Writers: Maria Schrader and Jan Schomburg
Distributor: First Run Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Urban Hymn
Logline: A wayward teen is encouraged by an inspiring and unconventional social worker to use singing as an escape from her troubled background.
Featuring: Ian Hart, Shirley Henderson, Steven Mackintosh, Jack McMullen, Letitia Wright
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Writer: Nick Moorcroft
Distributor: Level 33 Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 114 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Wall
Logline: Two American soldiers are pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them.
Featuring: John Cena, Laith Nakli, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Director: Doug Liman
Writer: Dwain Worrell
Distributor: Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions
Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus locations
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout and some war violence
Running Time: 81 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Wedding Plan
Logline: When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, an Orthodox Jewish woman refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements, insistent that God will supply her a husband. In Hebrew with subtitles.
Featuring: Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Jonathan Rozen, Oz Zehavi
Director: Rama Burshtein
Writer: Rama Burshtein
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Opening Week Release Pattern:
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Whisky Galore
Logline: During the height of World War II, Scottish islanders try to plunder cases of whisky from a stranded ship.
Featuring: Naomi Battrick, Sean Biggerstaff, James Cosmo, Eddie Izzard, Ellie Kendrick, Tim Pigott-Smith
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Writer: Peter McDougall, based on the 1949 movie written by Compton MacKenzie and Angus MacPhail and the novel by MacKenzie
Distributor: Arrow Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Vilalge in New York City and in Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today
After the Storm: Opens at the Zeitgeist Art Center in New Orleans, the Ken Cinema in San Diego and the Tallahassee Film Society Theatre in Tallahassee FL
Bang! The Bert Berns Story: Opens at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle
Burden: Opens at the Guild Theatre in Albuquerque, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids MI, the Alamo Drafhouse Little Cinemas in Littleton CO, the Speed Art Museum Theatre in Louisville, the Little Cinema at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield MA, the Museum of Art Cinema in Portland ME, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
Busters Mal Heart: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Chandler AZ, the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park Cinemas in Houston, Howell’s Historic Theatre in Howell MI, the Alamo Drafthouse Main Streeet Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Littleton CO, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR, the Bijou Film Center in Richmond VA, the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City, the Carmel Mountain Cinemas and the Digital Gym in San Diego, the TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinemas in Toronto, the a/perature Cinema in Winston-Salem and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Yonkers NY
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary: Opens at the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham WA, the FilmWorks in Fresno CA, the FilmBar in Phoenix and the Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH and the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis
Chuck: Opens at the South Cove Stadium 10 in Bayonne NJ, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Century 18 in Evanston IL, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Ritz Five in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas and the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco CA, the Regency 6 in San Rafael CA, the Camelview Cinemas at Fashion Square in Scottsdale AZ, the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Raceway 10 in Westbury NY
Colossal: Opens at the Arthouse Cinema and Pub in Billings MT, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr PA, Merrill’s Roxy Cinema in Burlington VT, the Red River 3 in Concord NH, the Mindframe 6 in Dubuque IA, the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester MA, the Nugget 4 in Hanover NH, the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington KY, the O Cinema in Miami, the FilmBar Cinema in Phoenix, the Grandin Theatre in Roanoke VA, the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport LA, the Megaplex 14 in Tamuning Guam and the Zephyrhills 10 in Zephyrhills FL
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the State Theatre in Modesto CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
In Search of Israeli Cuisine: Opens at the Mayan Theatre in Denver
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford CT, the Main Art 3 in Royal Oak MI and the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City
Like Crazy: Opens at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Royal Theatre in Los Angeles
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellevue WA, the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Ft. Worth, the Madison 6 in Madison WI, the Kahala Mall 8 in Honolulu, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Nickelodeon 4 in Santa Cruz CA, SFS Burns Court Cinema Sarasota FL, and the Meridian 16 and the Seattle 10 in Seattle
Obit.: Opens at the Showroom in Asbury Park NJ, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
One Week and a Day: Opens at the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Aventura 16 in Aventura FL, the Shattuck Cineams in Berkeley, the Living Room Theaters and the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton FL, the Coral Gables Art Theatre in Coral Gables FL, the Movies of Delray in Delray FL, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Edina Cinemas in Edina MN, the Movies of Lake Worth in Lake Worth FL, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, the Camera 3 in San Jose, the Plaza Del Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara and the Last Picture Show Theatre in Tamarac FL
A Quiet Passion: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Boca Raton FL, the Cosford Cinemas in Coral Gables FL, the Cape Ann Cinema in Gloucester MA, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Manor Theatre in Pittsburgh, the a/perture Cinema in Winston-Salem NC and the Cinema 21 in Portland OR
Risk: Opens at
the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham WA, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Chandler AZ, the Hollywood Theater in Dormont PA, the Lyric Cinema in Fort Collins CO, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet 6 in Kansas City MO, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in La Vista NE, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Littleton CO, the Osio Theater in Monterey CA, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Omaha NE and the Digital Gym Cinema in San Diego
This Is Not What I Expected: Opens at the Eastwood Cinemas in Lansing MI
Tomorrow Ever After: Opens at Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale and the Corazon Cinema in St. Augustine FL
A Woman’s Life: Opens at Miami-Dade College Tower Theatre in Miami and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles