The Early Report for May 30th, 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 22 new openers in theatres for the week of June 2nd.

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
Logline: Documents the prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company.
Directors: Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger
Distributor: Abramorama
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Forum and the Lincoln Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday June 2, 2017

3 Idiotas
Logline: Five years after they graduated from college, two friends become determined to find their roommate who disappeared without a trace on graduation day. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Alfonso Dosal, Martha Higareda, Germán Valdés III, Christian Vázquez
Director: Carlos Bolado
Writer: Antonio Abascal, based on the 2009 movie “3 Idiots” written by Rajkumar Hirani, story by Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani
Distributor: Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: 350 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some rude humor and brief strong language
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Andhagadu
Logline: A visually challenged love guru, who is a radio jockey gets into trouble after his vision is recovered. In telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Hebah Patel, Rajendra Prasad, Shayaji Shinde, Raj Tarun, Ashish Vidyarthi
Director: Veligonda Srinivas
Writer: Veligonda Srinivas
Distributor: Cinema Paradiso
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 140 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Band Aid
Logline: In a last ditch effort to save their marriage, a couple starts a band and turns all of their fights in to songs.
Featuring: Fred Armisen, Brooklyn Decker, Susie Essman, Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Hannah Simone
Director: Zoe Lister-Jones
Writer: Zoe Lister-Jones
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the IFC Film Center in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Beautiful Accident
Logline: When a single, successful lawyer is involved in a highway car accident, she wakes up to find herself in an alternate reality where she’s forced to take on the responsibility of a full time mother and wife, dealing with her demanding architect husband and two difficult children. In Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring: Kun Chen, Lun-mei Gwei, Nana Ouyang, Jingchun Wang, William Wang
Director: Wi Ding Ho
Writer: Wi Ding Ho
Distributor: China Lion
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the CGV Buena Park 8 in Buena Park CA, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Puente Hills 20???? in City of Industry CA, the Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino CA, the La Jolla 12 in La Jolla CA, the Markham 13 in Markham ONT, the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park CA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Riverport 19 in Richmond BC, the 4 Star Theatre and the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Yonge-Dundas 23 in Toronto and the Tustin 14 in Tustin CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Churchill
Logline: The Prime Minister of England decides the fate of his nation and the world in the days leading up to the Normandy landings, D-Day.
Featuring: Brian Cox, James Purefoy, Ella Purnell, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Writer: Alex von Tunzelmann
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus pladates
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, brief war images, historical smoking throughout, and some language
Running Time: 98 miuntes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Dean
Logline: A illustrator living in New York falls hard for a woman from Los Angeles, while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother’s death.
Featuring: Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Kline, Demetri Martin, Reid Scott, Mary Steenburgen
Director: Demetri Martin
Writer: Demetri Martin
Distributor: CBS Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some suggestive material
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Didi’s Dream
Logline: Didi triesto prove herself a good actress in front ofher superstar sister, whileChunmei the owner of a space stationnoodle shopmournsfor her lost love. In Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring: Lin Chi-ling, Dee Hsu, Jin Shijia, Li Zifeng
Director: Kevin Tsai
Writer: Kevin Tsai
Distributor: Cheng Cheng Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Renaissance 14 in Alhambra CA, the Fenway 13 in Boston, the Chinook 17 in Calgary AB, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Showplace ICON Cinemas in Chicago, the Century 20 in Daly City CA, the Davis 5 in Davis CA, the Cinema City 12 in Edmonton AB, the College Point Cinemas in Flushing NY, the Garden Grove 16 in Garden Grove CA, the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu, the Greenway Grand Palace 24 in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Showcase 8 in Las Vegas, the Markham 13 in Markham ONT, the E-Walk 13 in New York City, 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 Horton Plaza 8 in San Diego, the San Francisco Centre 9 in San Francisco, the Meridian 16 in Seattle, the Hadley 16 in South Plainfield NJ, the Yonge Dundas 23 in Toronto, the Century 25 in Union CIty CA, the International Village 12 in Vancouver BC and the West Covina 18 in West Covina CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Dobaara: See Your Evil
Logline: Two siblings investigate an allegedly haunted mirror in their parents’ home. In English and in Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Adil Hussain, Madalina Bellariu Ion, Lisa Ray, Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem
Directors: Prawaal Raman and Leena Tandon
Writer: Prawaal Raman, based on the movie “Oculus” written by Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard
Distributor: B4U Films
Opening Week Release Pattern:
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Exception
Logline: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Featuring: Jai Courtney, Lily James, Janet McTeer, Christopher Plummer
Director: David Leveaux
Writer: Simon Burke, based on the novel “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” by Alan Judd
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, graphic nudity, language and brief violence
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Fashion Designer
Logline: An up and coming fashion designer tries to live up to the reputation of his legendary father. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Anisha Ambrose, Sumanth Ashwin, Manasa Himavarsha, Manali Rathod
Director: Vamsi
Writers: Vamsi
Distributor: Sky High Movies
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 129 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

From the Ashes
Logline: Documents the lives of Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration.
Director: Michael Bonfiglio
Distributor: National Geographic Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some language
Running Time: 83 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

God of War
Logline: In 16th Century China, a maverick Commander enlists the help of a sharp young General to stop a group of pirates from terrorizing the citizens of a small coastal city. In Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Keisuke Koide, Yasuaki Kurata, Regina Wan, Wenzhuo Zhao
Director: Gordon Chan
Writer: Gordon Chan
Distributor: Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, 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 Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino CA, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Town Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Markham 13 in Markham ONT, the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park CA, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Block 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 Van Ness 14 in San Francisco, the Meridian 16 in Seattle, the Centerpoint 11 in Tempe AZ and the Yonge-Dundas 23 in Toronto
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 129 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Godha
Logline: A wrestler in Kannadikkal tries to become a champion. In Malayalam with subtitles
Featuring: Wamiqa Gabbi, Renji Panicker, Tovino Thomas, Aju Varghese
Director: Basil Joseph
Writer: Rakesh Mantodi
Distributor: Recreo
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Letters from Baghdad
Logline: Documents the life of adventurer, spy and diplomat Gertrude Bell, who left the confines of Edwardian England to seek freedom and independence in the Arabian desert and became the most powerful woman of her day in the British Empire.
Narrator: Tilda Swinton
Director: Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl
Distributor: Between The Rivers Production
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
BONUS FACTOID: Swinton not only narrates the movie, but produced it alongside Thelma Schoonmaker (Oscar-winning editor of Raging Bull, The Aviator and The Departed)

Love, Kennedy
Logline: A young woman discovers she has an extremely rare, terrible and terminal disease.
Featuring: Heather Beers, Yvonne D. Bennett, Tatum Chiniquy, Scarlett Hazen, Jasen Wade
Director: T.C. Christensen
Writer: T.C. Christensen
Distributor: Purdie Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinemark 12 in American Fork UT, the Cedar City 8 in Cedar City UT, the Legacy Crossing 14 in Centerville UT, Farmington, the Thanksgiving Point Cinemas in Lehi UT, the Junction 13 in Ogden UT, the University Mall 16 in Orem UT, the Walker 8 in Perry UT, the Providence 8 in Providence UT, the Cinemark 16 in Provo UT, the Pineview 10 in Saint George UT, the Cinemark 16 in Salt Lake City, the Jordan Commons 17 and the Union Heights 16 in Sandy UT, the District 20 in South Jordan UT, the Tooele 9 in Tooele UT, the Geneva Cinemas in Vineyard UT, the Valley Fair Mall Cinemas in West Jordan UT and in Payson UT
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat 91.85:1)

Opening Night
Logline: A failed Broadway singer who now works as a production manager must save opening night on his new production by wrangling his eccentric cast and crew.
Featuring: JC Chasez, Taye Diggs, Topher Grace, Anne Heche, Lauren Lapkus, Rob Riggle, Paul Scheer
Director: Isaac Rentz
Writers: Gerry De Leon and Greg Lisi
Distributor: Instrum International
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Past Life
Logline: Two sisters, an introverted classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist, uncover a shocking family mystery that casts a dark shadow on their lives. In English and in German, Hebrew and Polish with subtitles
Featuring: Evgenia Dodina, Joy Rieger, Nelly Tagar, Doron Tavory
Director: Avi Nesher
Writer: Avi Nesher
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Town Hall 5 in Encino CA, the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 109 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Radio Dreams
Logline: A brilliant and misunderstood Iranian writer struggles to pursue his ambitious goal of bringing together Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band. In English and in Assyrian, Dari and Farsi with subtitles
Featuring: Boshra Dastournezhad, Kabul Dreams, Mohsen Namjoo, Lars Ulrich
Director: Babak Jalali
Writers: Babak Jalali and Aida Ahadiany, story by Jalali
Distributor: Matson Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Recall
Logline: Five friends vacation at a remote lake house, unaware that Earth is under an alien invasion
Featuring: Jedidiah Goodacre, Hannah Rose May, RJ Mitte, Niko Pepaj, Wesley Snipes
Director: Mauro Borrelli
Writers: Reggie Keyohara III and Sam Acton King, story by Mauro Borrelli
Distributor: Entertainment Studios
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Addison 21 in Addison IL, the Hoffman 22 in Alexandria VA, the Neshamany 24 in Bansalem PA, the Desert Cinema in Cathedral City CA, the Carolina Pavilion 22 in Charlotte, the Sierra Vista 16 in Clovis CA, the Country Club Hills 16 in Country Club Hills IL, the Fairlane 21 in Dearborn MI, the Northfield 18 in Denver, the Jersey Garden 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Palladio 16 in Folsom CA, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Gulf Point 30 and the Studio 30 in Houston, the Disney Springs 24 in Lake Buena Vista FL, the Montgomery 11 in Landsdale PA, the Livonia 20 in Livonia MI, the Village Cinema in Meridian ID, the Great Lakes 16 in Mentor OH, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Novi 18 in Novi MI, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Hollywood 12 in Rochester MN, the Palladium Cinemas and the Silverado 16 in San Antonio, the Ronnie’s 20 in Sappington MO, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami, the Veterans 24 in Tampa, the Universal City 19 in Universal City CA, the Mayfair Mall 18 in Wauwatosa WI, the Palisades 21 in West Nyack NY and the Potomac Mills 18 in Woodbridge VA
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and some nudity
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Sami Blood
Logline: Exposed to the racism of the 1930’s and race biology examinations at her boarding school, a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl dreams of another life where she has become someone else. In Saami and Swedish with subtitles.
Featuring: Hanna Ahlström, Julius Flesichandrl, Maj Doris Rimpi, Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok
Director: Amanda Kernell
Writer: Amanda Kernell
Distributor: Synergetic Distribution
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Vincent N Roxxy
Logline: A small town loner and a rebellious punk rocker unexpectedly fall in love as they are forced on the run and soon discover violence follows them everywhere.
Featuring: Emory Cohen, Zoey Deutch, Emile Hirsch, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Zoë Kravitz
Director: Gary Michael Schultz
Writer: Gary Michael Schultz, story by Keith Kjarval and Gary Michael Schultz
Distributor: Unified Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for brutal bloody violence, language throughout, some strong sexual content, nudity, and brief drug use
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios: Opens at the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood
Busters Mal Heart: Opens at the UICA Theatre in Grand Rapids MI
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary: Opens at the Broadway Metro Cinemas in Eugene OR, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY and the Broadway Theatre in Salt Lake City
Colossal: Opens at the GoggleWorks Film Theatre in Reading PA and the Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale NY
The Commune: Opens at the Lagoon Cinema in Minneaplos
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki: Opens at the Chez Artiste in Denver and the Ken Cinema in San Diego
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent: Opens at the Loft Theatre in Cobourg ON and the Red River Theaters in Concord NH
Last Men in Aleppo: Opens at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham WA and Film Society of Minneapolis in Minneapolis
Manifesto: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe
Maurice: Opens at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
Obit.: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, the Amherst Cinema in Amherst MA, the Grail MovieHouse in Asheville NC, the Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Picturehouse Theatre in Pelham NY, the Center For Contemporary Arts Cinema in Santa Fe, the Loft Cinema Tucson AZ and the Theatre N at Nemours in Wilmington DE
One Week and a Day: Opens at the Living Room Theatre in Portland OR
A Quiet Passion: Opens at the Modern Museum of Art Theatre in Fort Worth TX, the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln NE and the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla NM
Slack Bay: Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Theatre in Houston
Wakefield: Opens at the Flicks Theatre in Boise ID, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Village 8 in Louisville KY and the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

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