The Early Report for June 13th, 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 20 new openers in theatres for the week of June 16th.

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Moka
Logline: A grieving woman pursues a couple whom she suspects of killing her son in a hit-and-run. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Nathalie Baye, Olivier Chantreau, David Clavel, Emmanuelle Devos, Diane Rouxel
Director: Frédéric Mermoud
Writers: Antonin Martin-Hilbert and Frédéric Mermoud, based on the novel by Tatiana De Rosnay
Distributor: Film Movement
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Monterey Pop
Logline: 50th Anniversary rerelease of the documentary about the seminal music festival that sparked the Summer of Love
Featuring: Big Brother and The Holding Company, Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Byrds, Canned Heat, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, The Mamas and the Papas, Otis Redding, Simon and Garfunkel, Ravi Shankar, The Who
Director: D. A. Pennebaker
Distributor: Janus Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 78 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Friday June 16, 2017

47 Meters Down
Logline: Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean.
Featuring: Yani Gellman, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Mandy Moore
Director: Johannes Roberts
Writers: Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera
Distributor: Entertainment Studios
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense peril, bloody images, and brief strong language
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)
PRODUCER CREDIT ABUSE!: There are no less than TWENTY THREE producers, co-producers, associate producers and executive producers listed for this movie!

All Eyez on Me
Logline: The life and death of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur
Featuring: Lauren Cohan, Kat Graham, Danai Gurira, Annie Ilonzeh, Demetrius Shipp Jr.
Director: Benny Boom
Writers: Jeremy Haft and Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian
Distributor: Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: R for language and drug use throughout, violence, some nudity and sexuality
Running Time: 140 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Book of Henry
Logline: A single mother discovers a scheme in her son’s book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.
Featuring: Jaeden Lieberher, Dean Norris, Lee Pace, Jacob Tremblay, Naomi Watts
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Writer: Gregg Hurwitz
Distributor: Focus Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: 600 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Can Hitler Happen Here?
Logline: Meddling neighbors, ambitious social-workers and real-estate vultures conspire to torment an eccentric old lady. In English and in German with subtitles
Featuring: Laura Esterman, John Pirkis, Tracy Shayne, Mark McCullough Thomas
Director: Saskia Rifkin
Writer: Catherine May Levin
Distributor: Pilgrims 7
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 75 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

From Hollywood to Rose
Logline: A woman goes on a mystical quest… in full wedding dress while taking a bus through Los Angeles at night
Featuring: Eve Annenberg, Bradley Herman, Maxx Maulion
Directors: Liz Graham and Matt Jacobs
Writer: Matt Jacobs
Distributor: Whitefish Productions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Hare Krishna!
Logline: Documents the life of Prabhupada, a Swami who started the eponymous cultural movement.
Director: John Griesser
Distributor: Abramorama
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Harmonium
Logline: An old acquaintance, recently released from prison, begins to meddle in the life of a factory owner. In Japanese with subtitles
Featuring: Tadanobu Asano, Kanji Furutachi, Taiga, Mariko Tsutsui
Director: Kôji Fukada
Writer: Kôji Fukada
Distributor: Film Movement
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Society at Lincoln Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 118 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Hearing is Believing
Logline: Documents the life of blind American pianist and composer Rachel Flowers
Director: Lorenzo DeStefano
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: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Il Boom
Logline: During the economic boom of Italy a man tries desperately to maintain a high standard of living for his family. In Italian with subtitles
Featuring: Alceo Barnabei, Gianna Maria Canale, Ettore Geri, Elena Nicolai, Alberto Sordi
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Writer: Cesare Zavattini
Distributor: Rialto Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)
BONUS FACTOID!: Il Boom has never been theatrically released in America.

The Journey
Logline: Two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland – firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness – are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history.
Featuring: Freddie Highmore, John Hurt, Catherine McCormack, Colm Meaney, Timothy Spall
Director: Nick Hamm
Writer: Colin Bateman
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements including violent images and language
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Kill Switch
Logline: A pilot battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong.
Featuring: Tygo Gernandt, Bas Keijzer, Bérénice Marlohe, Mike Reus, Dan Stevens
Director: Tim Smit
Writers: Omid Nooshin and Charlie Kindinger
Distributor: Saban Films/Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Town Center 20 in Leawood KS, the Methuen 20 in Methuen MA, the Cinema Village in New York City, the West Oaks 14 in Ocoee FL, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI, the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Lost in Paris
Logline: Visiting Paris for the first time to assist her myopic aunt, a young woman keeps finding herself in the crossharirs of a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing. In English and in French with subtitles
Featuring: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Pierre Richard, Emmanuelle Riva
Directors: Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon
Writers: Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon
Distributor: Oscilloscope Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 83 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat 91.85:1)

Maudie
Logline: An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist.
Featuring: Zachary Bennett, Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose
Director: Aisling Walsh
Writer: Sherry White
Distributor: Sony Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic content and brief sexuality
Running Time: 115 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Once Upon a Time in Venice
Logline: A Los Angeles detective seeks out the ruthless gang that stole his dog.
Featuring: John Goodman, Famke Janssen, Thomas Middleditch, Jason Momoa, Bruce Willis
Directors: Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen
Writers: Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen
Distributor: Voltage Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Pray for Rain
Logline: A journalist returns to the California farming community where she was raised only to find it has been ravaged by drought and has become a place ruled by gangs.
Featuring: Nicholas Gonzalez, James Morrison, Paul Rodriguez, Jane Seymour, Annabelle Stephenson
Director: Alex Ranarivelo
Writers: Christina Moore and Gloria Musca
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Southridge 12 in Des Moines, the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the Westgate 20 in Glendale AZ, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Willowbrook 24 in Houston, the BarryWoods 24 in Kansas City MO, the Sugarloaf Mills 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the Arbor Lakes 16 in Maple Grove MN, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Quail Springs Mall 24 in Oklahoma City and the Oakview Plaza 24 in Omaha
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and some violence
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Score: A Film Music Documentary
Logline: Documents Hollywood’s premier modern composers as they together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most widely known music genre: the film score.
Director: Matt Schrader
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)
Read our review of Score here.

Scum
Logline: An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70’s.
Featuring: John Blundell, Phil Daniels, Julian Firth, Mick Ford, Ray Winstone
Director: Alan Clarke
Writer: Riy Minton
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Warriors of the Dawn
Logline: After their King abandones his people in the face of invading forces, a Prince leads the royal court and confronts the enemies with the help of proxy soldiers . In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: Esom, Yeo Jin-goo, Lee Jung-jae, Kim Mu-yeol, Park Won-sang
Director: Jeong Yoon-cheol
Writers: Sin Do-yeong
Distributor: Fox International Productions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the CGV Cinemas in Buena Park CA, the CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles and in additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 130 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Ritz at the Bourse Theatre in Philadelphia
After the Storm: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Pittsburgh
Afterimage: Opens at the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale FL and the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe NM
Band Aid: Opens at the Spectrum 8 in Albany NY, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Roslyn 4 in Roslyn Heights NY, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis
Busters Mal Heart: Opens at the Lyric Cinema in Fort Collins CO
By the Time It Gets Dark: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary: Opens at the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth
Chuck: Opens at the Catamount Film and Arts Center in St. Johnsbury VT
Colossal: Opens at the Cary Theatre in Cary NC
Dawson City: Frozen Time: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Media Arts Center in San Diego and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
The Hero: Opens at the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Arclight Cinemas, the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Esquire Twin in Denver, the Angelika Mosaic Cinemas in Fairfax VA, the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the River Oaks Cinema in Houston, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla CA, the Enzian Theater in Maitland FL, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the the Angelika Carmel Mountain Cinemas and the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Camelview at Fashion Square Cinemas in Scottsdale AZ, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
Icaros: A Vision: Opens at the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe
Jasmine: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
Letters from Baghdad: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Angelika Film Center in San Diego, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA
Lucky: Opnes at the Village East Cinemas in New York City
Monterey Pop: Opens at the Showroom Theatre in Asbury Park NJ, the Elmwood Cinemas in Berkeley,the North Park Theatre in Buffalo NY, the Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford CT, the Tivoli at Manor Square Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Tropic Cinema in Key West FL, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Osio Theatre in Monterey CA, the Olympia Film Society in Olympia WA, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR, the Tower Theater in Salt Lake City, the Sebastopol Cinemas in Sebastopol CA, the Circle Cinema in Tulsa OK, the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville ME, the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs OH and the Small Star Art House in York PA
Moscow Never Sleeps: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Town Center 5 in Encino CA
Past Life: Opens at the Living Room Theatres in Boca Raton FL and the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ
Radio Dreams: Opens at the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market in Washington DC
Slack Bay: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver CO and the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe: Opens at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
Tomorrow: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago
Wakefield: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, the Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, the Urban Institute of Arts Theatre in Grand Rapids MI, the Ken Cinema in San Diego and the a/perature Cinema in Winston-Salem NC

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