The Early Report for June 5th, 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 21 new openers in theatres for the week of June 9th.

Wednesday June 7, 2017

Ascent
Logline: Using photographs from the last 150 years, an English filmmaker and her deceased Japanese partner attempt to ascend Mount Fuji. In English and in Japanese with subtitles
Director: Fiona Tan
Distributor: Antithesis Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday June 9, 2017

11:55
Logline: Returning to his hometown after being involved in the fatal shooting of a local drug dealer, a US Marine finds himself trapped by the violent past he had tried to escape.
Featuring: Victor Almanzar, Mike Carlsen, John Leguizamo, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Shirley Rumierk
Directors: Ari Issler and Ben Snyder
Writers: Victor Almanzar and Ari Issler and Ben Snyder
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The American Media & the Second Assassination of JFK
Logline: Documents a theory that mainstram media has sabotaged the truth about the conspiracy that killed JFK
Director: John Barbour
Distributor: Double Exposure
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 130 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Ami Thumi
Logline: A comedy of errors between young people in love. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Srinivas Avasarala, Aditi Myakal, Eesha Rebba, Adivi Sesh,
Director: Mohan Krishna Indraganti
Writer: Mohan Krishna Indraganti
Distributor: BlueSky
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 150 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

As Good As You
Logline: A writer deeply mourning the untimely death of her wife feels her biological timeclock ringing off the wall, as she also deals with a serious case of writer’s block and a dire caffiene addiciton.
Featuring: Raoul Bhaneja, Anna Fitzwater, Laura Heisler, Annie Potts
Director: Heather de Michele
Writer: Gretchen M. Michelfeld
Distributor: First Run Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Awakening the Zodiac
Logline: A down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer’s film reels.
Featuring: Leslie Bibb, Nicholas Campbell, Matt Craven, Matt Craven, Stephen McHattie
Director: Jonathan Wright
Writers: Jennifer Archer and Mike Horrigan and Jonathan Wright
Distributor: Sony Picutres
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Beatriz At Dinner
Logline: A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client’s dinner party after her car breaks down.
Featuring: Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Salma Hayek, Amy Landecker, John Lithgow, Chloë Sevigny
Director: Miguel Arteta
Writer: Mike White
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for language and a scene of violence
Running Time: 83 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamoprhic (2.39:1)

Camera Obscura
Logline: A veteran war photographer with PTSD sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger.
Featuring: Nadja Bobyleva, Catherine Curtin, Christopher Denham, Noah Segan, Chase Williamson
Director: Aaron B. Koontz
Writers: Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns
Distributor: Chiller Films/NBC Universal Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood 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)

Capps Crossing
Logline: When six geocachers desecrate his late girlfriend’s memorial, a young man stalks, studies and divides the group to make them pay for their sins.
Featuring: Alex Acosta, Parker Alexander, Brian Cory, Marcus Parker, Isabel Sirgusa, Ashley Sullivan, Quenya Tuck
Director: Mike Stahl
Writer: Mike Stahl
Distributor: Indie Rights
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Dawson City: Frozen Time
Logline: Documents the true history of 533 reels of film (representing 372 titles) dating from the 1910s to 1920s lost for more than 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool in the Yukon Territory
Director: Bill Morrison
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Hero
Logline: An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.
Featuring: Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Katharine Ross
Director: Brett Haley
Writers: Brett Haley and Marc Basch
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Square 13 in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for drug use, language and some sexual content
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)
Read our review of The Hero here

The Hunter’s Prayer
Logline: An assassin helps a young woman avenge the death of her family.
Featuring: Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech, Amy Landecker, Martin Compston
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Writers: John Brancato and Michael Ferris; based on the novel by Kevin Wignall
Distributor: Saban Films/Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Sugarloaf Mills 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Studio 28 in Olathe KS, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the First Colony 24 in Sugarland TX, the Voorhees 16 in Voorhees NJ and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: R for violence, drug use and language
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

It Comes at Night
Logline: A teenage boy grapples with mounting terrors — external and otherwise — in the aftermath of an unnamed cataclysm.
Featuring: Christopher Abbott, Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Riley Keough
Director: Trey Edward Shults
Writer: Trey Edward Shults
Distributor: A24 Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 750 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images, and language
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Lucky
Logline: A undocumented immigrant struggles to make his way in New York City.
Featuring: Jose Claudio, Alfredo Diaz, Obaid Kadwani, Bari Kang, Pooya Mohseni
Director: Bari Kang
Writer: Bari Kang
Distributor: Lucky Movies
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Megan Leavey
Logline: A young Marine Corporal, whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq, is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing
Featuring: Common, Edie Falco, Kate Mara, Ramón Rodríguez, Bradley Whitford
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Writers: Pamela Gray and Annie Mumolo and Tim Lovestedt
Distributor: Bleecker Street Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for war violence, language, suggestive material, and thematic elements
Running Time: 116 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Middle Man
Logline: A straight-laced, old-school accountant dreams of becoming a famous stand-up comedian.
Featuring: Anne Dudek, Josh McDermitt, Jim O’Heir, Tracey Walter, Andrew J. West
Director: Ned Crowley
Writers: Ned Crowley
Distributor: Lamb Bone Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Boston Common 19 in Boston, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Framingham 16 in Framingham MA, the Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw GA, the Emipire 25 in New York City, the Seattle 10 in Seattle and the Citywalk 19 in Universal Cit CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Miles
Logline: After discovering his recently deceased father had squandered his tuition fund, a young man, desperate to get out of his small town, joins the girls volleyball team to earn a college scholarship.
Featuring: Tim Boardman, Missi Pyle, Stephen Root, Molly Shannon, Yeardley Smith
Director: Nathan Adloff
Writers: Nathan Adloff and Justin D. M. Palmer
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and the Sunset 5 in West Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Moscow Never Sleeps
Logline: The lives of five people are forever changed during Moscow’s City Day holiday. In Russian with subtitles
Featuring: Lyubov Aksyonova, Evgenia Brik, Aleksey Serebryakov, Anastasiya Shalonko, Yuriy Stoyanov
Director: Johnny O’Reilly
Writer: Johnny O’Reilly
Distributor: Lambert Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

My Cousin Rachel
Logline: A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, whom he believes murdered his guardian
Featuring: Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, Rachel Weisz
Director: Roger Michell
Writer: Roger Michell, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong language
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Night School
Logline: Documents the lives of several young people trying to earn their diploma in a school system with one of the lowest graudation rates in the country.
Director: Andrew Cohn
Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Random Tropical Paradise
Logline: After his hastingly cancels his wedding at the last minute, an ex-groom and his best man go the intended honeymoon
Featuring: Spencer Grammer, Bryan Greenberg, Beth Littleford, Joe Pantoliano, Brooks Wheelan
Director: Sanjeev Sirpal
Writer: Sanjeev Sirpal
Distributor: Gunpowder and Sky
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and in Atlanta and Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in San Francisco
Band Aid: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA. the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Santa Ana CA and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary: Opens at the Red River Theatre in Concord NH and the Picturehouse Theatre in Pelham NY
Icaros: A Vision: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent: Opens at the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO, the State Theatre in Modesto CA and the Center for Contemporary Arts Cinema in Santa Fe NM
Letters from Baghdad: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
Manifesto: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
Past Life: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the Avalon Theater in Washington DC
Radio Dreams: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA and the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
Sami Blood: Opens at the Film Society of Minneapolis
Slack Bay: Opens at the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Theatre N at Nemours in Wilmington DE
Wakefield: Opens at the Chelsea Cinema in Chapel Hill NC

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