The Early Report for June 21st, 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 23th.

Friday June 23, 2017

Alien Arrival
Logline: A stranded mercenary discovers a deadly secret on a seemingly deserted moon.
Featuring: Christopher Kirby, Dan Mor, Mark Redpath, Aleisha Rose, Jak Wyld
Director: Jesse O’Brien
Writers: Jesse O’Brien
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

All the Rage
Logline: Documents the efforts of NYU doctor John Sarno as he fights the pain epidemic by focusing on the mind-body connection and the nature of stress and the manifestation of physical ailments.
Directors: David Beilinson and Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley
Distributor: Rumur Inc/The Film Collaborative
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: Flat (1.78:1)

The Bad Batch
Logline: A young woman must fend for herself when she is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society and captured by a savage band of cannibals.
Featuring: Jim Carrey, Diego Luna, Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, Suki Waterhouse
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Writer: Ana Lily Amirpour
Distributor: Neon
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, the Alamo Drafthouse City Point in Brooklyn, the Alamo Drafthouse Cedars in Dallas, the Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake in Denver, the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park in Katy TX, the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet in Kansas City MO, the Alamo Drafthouse La Vista in La Vista NE, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in San Francisco and in additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity
Running Time: 118 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff
Logline: Two brothers set out to make the most convincing pseudo-snuff film ever, with disastrous results
Featuring: Luke Edwards, Brad Greenquist, Joey Kern, Perry Laylon Ojeda, Bree Williamson
Director: Mitchell Altieri
Writers: Cory Knauf and Adam Weis and Mitchell Altieri, story by Cory Knauf and Phil Flores and Mitchell Altieri
Distributor: Indican Pictures
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: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Beguiled (2017)
Logline: At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.
Featuring: Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Angourie Rice
Director: Sofia Coppola
Writer: Sofia Coppola, based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan
Distributor: Focus Features
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 some sexuality
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

The Big Sick
Logline: A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.
Featuring: Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano
Director: Michael Showalter
Writers: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Distributor: Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, and the Lincoln Square 13 and the Union Square 14 in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Can We Still Be Friends
Logline: Two exes consistently check on each other under the guise of “friendship.” In English and in Tagalog with subtitles
Featuring: Gerald Anderson, Ria Atayde, Arci Muñoz, Bryan Santos
Director: Prime Cruz
Writer: Jenilee Chuaunsu
Distributor: ABS-CBN Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 50 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham
Logline: A crusader for justice fights a real estate holdings firm over a land scam. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Allu Arjun, Tanikella Bharani, Pooja Hegde, Vennela Kishore, Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma
Director: Harish Shankar
Writer: Harish Shankar
Distributor: Los Angeles Telugu
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 150 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Food Evolution
Logline: Documents the controversy surrounding GMOs and food, and how easily fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidence-based analysis.
Featuring: Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Writers: Scott Hamilton Kennedy and Trace Sheehan
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: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Good Fortune
Logline: Documents the life of Paul Mitchell founder John Paul DeJoria.
Directors: Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Distributor: Paladin
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cineams in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some language and smoking
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

I Am a Teacher
Logline: During World War II, a school teacher in a small town occupied by fascists finds the way he perceives life altered by a strange chain of events. In Russian with subtitles
Featuring: Vladislav Abashin, Aleksandr Kovtunets, Yuliya Peresild, Philippe Reinhardt, Andrey Smolyakov
Director: Sergey Mokritskiy
Writer: Aleksey Borodachyov
Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

In Pursuit of Silence
Logline: Documents our relationship with silence and the impact of noise on our lives.
Director: Patrick Shen
Distributor: The Cinema Guild
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 81 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

In Transit
Logline: Journey into the hearts and minds of passengers aboard the Empire Builder, America’s busiest long-distance train route.
Directors: Albert Maysles and Lynn True and David Usui and Nelson Walker III and Benjamin Wu
Distributor: Submarine Deluxe
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 76 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Inversion
Logline: A successful businesswoman is forced by her family to accompany her ailing mother in an exodus of Tehran when the air pollution in the city threatens the mother’s health. In Farsi with subtitles
Featuring: Alireza Aghakhani, Sahar Dolatshahi, Roya Javidnia, Ali Mosaffa, Setareh Pesyani, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh
Director: Behnam Behzadi
Writer: Behnam Behzadi
Distributor: Noori Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Town Center 5 in Encino CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 84 mintues
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Last Face
Logline: A director of an international aid agency in Africa meets a relief aid doctor amidst a political/social revolution.
Featuring: Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jared Harris, Jean Reno, Charlize Theron
Director: Sean Penn
Writer: Erin Dignam
Distributor: Saban Films/Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cineams in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence including disturbing images of war atrocities, language, and brief sexuality
Running Time: 130 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

My Journey Through French Cinema
Logline: Famed French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier details the history of French cinema.
Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Quad Cinema in New York City, and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 195 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
Logline: Documents the perils and duties of the free press in an age of inequality.
Director: Brian Knappenberger
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Nowhere to Hide
Logline: Documents the efforts of Nori Sharif through five years of dramatic change, providing unique access into one of the world’s most dangerous and inaccessible areas – the “triangle of death” in central Iraq. In Arabic with subtitles
Director: Zaradasht Ahmed
Distributor: East Village Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Orinthologist
Logline: A solitary ornithologist looking for black storks is rescued by a pair of Chinese pilgrims after he is swept away by raging rapids. In English and in Latin, Mandarin, Mirandese and Portuguese with subtitles
Featuring: Xelo Cagiao, Paul Hamy, João Pedro Rodrigues, Chan Suan, Han Wen
Director: João Pedro Rodrigues
Writer: João Pedro Rodrigues
Distributor: Strand Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 117 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Ripped
Logline: After smoking some top-secret CIA pot that knocks them out for thirty years, two stoners use their uncomplicated enthusiasm to get their lives back on track and figuring out the modern world.
Featuring: Faizon Love, Kyle Massey, Alex Meneses, Russell Peters
Director: Brad Epstein
Writers: Billiam Coronel and Brad Epstein
Distributor: Screen Media Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Cinema Detroit in Detroit,
the Screenland Crossroads Theatre in Kansas City MO, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the 4-Star Theatre in San Francisco, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle and the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver WA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Tubelight
Logline: One man’s unshakable faith in himself and the love for his family. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sohail Khan, Om Puri, Zhu Zhu
Director: Kabir Khan
Writers: Kabir Khan and Parveez Sheikh (screenplay) and Manurishi Chadha (dialogue), story by Alejandro Monteverde
Distributor: Yash Raj Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 350 plus locations
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 154 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail: Opens at the Nightlight Cinema in Akron OH, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
After the Storm: Opens at the Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard WA and the SIFF Uptown Cinema in Seattle
Band Aid: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, the Palace Picture House in Chattanooga TN, the Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables FL, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Living Room Theaters in Portland OR, the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz CA and the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe
Beatriz at Dinner: Expands to 650 plus playdates
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary: Opens at the Chez Artiste in Denver, the Cinema du Parc Cinema in Montreal, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Ken Theatre in San Diego and the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe
Colossal: Opens at the Theate N at Nemours in Wilmington DE
Dawson City: Frozen Time: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
Glory: Opens at the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale
Hare Krishna!: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
Harmonium: Opens at the 4-Star Theatre in San Francisco
The Hero: Opens at the Harbour 9 in Annapolis MD, the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville NC, the Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas @ Great Hills in Austin, the Charles Theater in Baltimore, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Bethel Cinema in Bethel CT, the Palace 20 in Boca Raton FL, the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton FL, the Paseo Camarillo 3 in Camarillo CA, the Mariemont Theatre in Cincinnati, the Grove 14 in Coconut Grove FL, the Edina Cinemas in Edina MN, the Gateway 4 in Fort Lauderdale, the Belltower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Palace Theater in Hilo HI, the Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Jupiter 14 in Jupiter FL, the Manhasset Triplex in Manhasset NY, the Brickell City Centre in Miami, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach FL, the the Clairidge 6 in Montclair NJ, the Hollywood 20 and the Silverspot Cinema in Naples FL, the Kips Bay 15 in New York City, the Newport Levee 20 in Newport KY, the Garden Cinemas in Norwalk CT, the Palm Desert 10 in Palm Desert CA, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Bijou at Crossroads in San Antonio, the Camera 3 in San Jose, the San Marcos 18 in San Marcos CA, the Plaza De Oro Cinemas in Santa Barbara, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Pacific Place 11 and the Seattle 10 in Seattle, the Montgomery 6 in Skillman NJ, the Varsity 12 in Toronto ONT, the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver WA, the Ritz Center 16 in Voorhees NJ, the Embassy 6 in Waltham MA, the Westlake Village 8 Westlake Village CA, the Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and the Cinema 100 Quad in White Plains NY
I Am a Teacher: Opens at the Music Hall 3
Icaros: A Vision: Opens at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle
The Journey: Opens at the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
Like Crazy: Opens at the Amherst Theater in Buffalo NY, the Movies of Lake Worth in Lake Worth FL
Manifesto: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth TX and the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco
Maudie: Opens at the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco adn the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
Maurice: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta and the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring MD
Moka: Opens at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Tower Theater in Miami and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
Monterey Pop: Opens at the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn
Night School: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
Radio Dreams: Opens at the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford CT
Raising Bertie: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center in New Orleans
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe
Wakefield: Opens at the Lagoon Cinemas in Minneapolis

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