The Early Report for July 4th, 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 17 new openers in theatres for the week of July 7th.

Friday July 7, 2017

Austin Found
Logline: Hungry for fame and fortune, a woman conspires with a former boyfriend and an ex-con to kidnap her 11-year-old daughter for publicity.
Featuring: Linda Cardellini, Chris Parnell, Jaime Pressly, Craig Robinson, Kristen Schaal, Skeet Ulrich, Patrick Warburton
Director: Will Raée
Writers: Will Raée and Brenna Graziano
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago, the Tower City 11 in Cleveland, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Screenland at Tapcade in Kansas City MO, the Van Ness 14 in San Francisco, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Cartels
Logline: An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction.
Featuring: Luke Goss, Florin Piersic Jr., Darren E. Scott, Steven Seagal, Georges St-Pierre
Director: Keoni Waxman
Writers: Keoni Waxman and Richard Beattie
Distributor: Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hills NJ, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Southlake Pavilion 24 in Morrow GA, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Universal Cineplex 20 in Orlando, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL and the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language and some drug use
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

City of Ghosts
Logline: Documents a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.
Director: Matthew Heineman
Distributor: Amazon Studios/IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, and for some language
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Confessions
Logline: Tensions flare when the director of the International Monetary Fund is found dead after giving a confession to a mysterious Italian monk. In English and in French and Italian with subtitles
Featuring: Daniel Auteuil, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marie-Josée Croze, Pierfrancesco Favino, Connie Nielsen, Toni Servillo, Lambert Wilson
Director: Roberto Andò
Writers: Roberto Andò and Angelo Pasquini
Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and in Chicago, Philadelphia and Portland
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Do You Take This Man
Logline: Two men rely on their close friends and families to help them through drama on the eve of their wedding.
Featuring: Mackenzie Astin, Jonathan Bennett, Thomas Dekker, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Rapp
Director: Joshua Tunick
Writer: Joshua Tunick
Distributor: Breaking Glass Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Sunset 5 in West Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

A Ghost Story
Logline: A recently deceased man returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.
Featuring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara
Director: David Lowery
Writer: David Lowery
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Square 13 and the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for brief language and a disturbing image
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Guest iin London (Editor’s Note: That is not a typo. The name of the movie is Guest iin London.)
Logline: A young couple in London struggle to live with their estranged aunt and uncle, who overstay their welcome. In English and in Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Kartik Aaryan, Tanvi Azmi, Kriti Kharbanda, Paresh Rawal
Director: Ashwani Dhir
Writers: Ashwani Dhir and Robin Bhatt
Distributor: B4U Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 133 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Hickok
Logline: In the hopes of escaping his past, a notorious outlaw seeks redemption as a small town lawman.
Featuring: Trace Adkins, Bruce Dern, Luke Hemsworth, Kris Kristofferson
Director: Timothy Woodward Jr.
Writer: Michael Lanahan
Distributor: Cinedigm
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Highland 10 in Austin, the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Emagine Cinemas in Canton MI, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Emagine Cinemas in White Bear Township MN, and in Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, Portland OR, Seattle and Tampa
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Krazzy Tabbar
Logline: Two families, one Desi and one Imported, try to unite in the interest of their children. In Punjabi with subtitles
Featuring: Jaswinder Bhalla, Priyanka Mehta, B.N. Sharma, Yograj Singh, Harish Verma
Director: Ajay Chandhok
Writers: Manduip Singh and Nihal Purba
Distributor: Video Palace House of Distribution
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 135 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Mom
Logline: A tale of how far a mother will go for the sake of her children. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Sajal Ali, Akshaye Khanna, Adnan Siddiqui, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sridevi
Director: Ravi Udyawar
Writer: Girish Kohli
Distributor: Zee Studios
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 140 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Ninnu Kori
Logline: Young lovers travel the world. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Tanikella Bharani, Nani, Aadhi Pinisetty, Nivetha Thomas
Director: Shiva Nirvana
Writers: Shiva Nirvana and Kona Venkat
Distributor: Red Heart Movies
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 145 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

No Maps on My Taps
Logline: Documents the history of tap dancing and some of its living pioneers (at the time of the film’s making in 1979)
Featuring: Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, Lionel Hampton, Howard ‘Sandman’ Sims, John William Sublett
Director: George T. Nierenberg
Writer: Lynn Rogoff
Distributor: Milestone Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 58 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)
Also playing with Nierenberg’s 1985 follow-up short “About Tap” (28mins), which also features Steve Condos, Gregory Hines and Jimmy Slyde

Our Time Will Come
Logline: A school teacher becomes involved in the fight and struggle for freedom and independence during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. In Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring: Tao Guo, Zhizhong Huang, Wallace Huo, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Eddie Peng, Xun Zhou
Director: Ann Hui
Writers: Jiping He
Distributor: China Lion Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Puente Hills 20 in City of Industry CA, the Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino CA, the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the Rio Cinemas 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Markham 13 in Markham ONT, the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park CA, the Cinémas Cineplex Forum in Montreal QC, the Empire 25 in New York City, the 4 Star Theatre and the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, and the Yonge-Dundas 23 in Toronto ONT
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 134 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Rehearsal
Logline: A first-year acting student mines his girlfriend’s family scandal as material for the end-of-year show at drama school.
Featuring: Ella Edward, Alice Englert, Kerry Fox, James Rolleston
Director: Alison Maclean
Writers: Alison Maclean and Emily Perkins, based on the novel by Eleanor Catton
Distributor: Mongrel International
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Superpowerless (Parade Deck Films)
Director Duane Anderson has confirmed with FilmJerk the film is now scheduled to open in October

Swim Team
Logline: Documents three young athletes with autism as they try out for a local swimming team
Director: Lara Stolman
Distributor: Argot Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Undercover Grandpa
Logline: When the girl he likes goes missing, a boy enlists the help of his grandpa and his WWII buddies.
Featuring: James Caan, Michael Crawford, Louis Gossett Jr., Paul Sorvino, Jessica Walter, Kenneth Welsh
Director: Erik Canuel
Writer: Jeff Schechter
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Bradenton 20 in Bradenton FL, the Conyers Crossing 16 in Conyers GA, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Pompano Beach 18 in Pompano Beach FL, the Solon 16 in Solon OH, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and suggestive material
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Vikram Vedha
Logline: A story of the lives of a police officer and a North Madras rowdy. In Tamil with subtitles
Featuring: Kathir, R. Madhavan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Vijay Sethupathi, Shraddha Srinath
Directors: Pushkar-Gayathri
Writers: Pushkar-Gayathri
Distributor: AIM Distribution
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 148 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Clairidge 6 in Montclair NJ and the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
Band Aid: Opens at the Woodland 14 in Grand Rapids MI and the Lansing 19 in Lansing MI
Funeral Parade of Roses: Opens at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco
Harmonium: Opens at the Zeitgeist Art Center in New Orleans and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
The Hero: Opens at the Great Lakes 25 in Auburn Hills MI, the Progress Ridge 14 in Beaverton OR, the Warren Theatre in Broken Arrow OK, Merrill’s Roxy Theatre in Burlington VT, the Canyon Meadows Cinemas in Calgary ALB, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the City Lights Cinemas in Florence OR, the Fort Collins 10 in Fort Collins CO, the Hometown Cinemas in Gun Barrel City TX, the Jax 24 in Jacksonville FL, the Barrywoods 24 in Kansas City MO, the Zoetropolis in Lancaster PA, the Methuen 20 in Methuen MA, the State Theatre in Modesto CA, the Nevada Theater in Nevada City CA, the Solon 16 in Solon OH, the Corazon Cinema and Café in St. Augustine FL and the Yakima Cinema in Yakima WA
The Incomparible Rose Hartman: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
The Journey: Opens at the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL
Kedi: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
Last Men in Aleppo: Opens at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester NY
Letters from Baghdad: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago
Like Crazy: Opens at the Hollywood Theater in Pittsburgh
The Little Hours: Opens at the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
Lost in Paris: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
Maudie: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Living Room Theatres and the Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton FL, the Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Marketplace 6 in Long Beach CA, the Tower Theatre in Miami, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the Garden Cinema in Norwalk CT, the Palm Desert 10 in Palm Desert CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Montgomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA and the Loft Cinema in Tucson
Mali Blues: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
Moka: Opens at the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, the Woodland Mall Cinemas in Grand Rapids MI, the Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood FL, the Lansing Cinemas in Lansing MI and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
Moscow Never Sleeper: Opens at the 4 Star Theatre in San Francisco
Monterey Pop: Opens at the Detroit Institute of Art Theatre in Detroit and the Speed Art Museum Theatre in Louisville KY
My Journey Through French Cinema: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
Nowhere to Hide: Opens at the Angelika Pop-up at Union Market in Washington DC
The Orinthologist: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the SIE Film Center in Denver, the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Miami Beach FL, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco
Price for Freedom: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Town Center 5 in Encino CA
A Quiet Passion: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
Scum: Opens at the Cinefamily in Los Angeles
The Sea: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago
The Skyjackers Tale: Opens at the Zeitgeist Arts Center in New Orleans

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