The Early Report for July 12th, 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 25 new openers in theatres for the week of July 14th.

Wednesday July 12, 2017

Bronx Gothic
Logline: Documents the creation of actor, dancer, writer, performance artist and singer Okwui Okpokwasili’s one-woman show.
Director: Andrew Rossi
Distributor: Grasshopper Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

I Am the Blues
Logline: Documents the juke joints and other venues of the legendary Chitlin Circuit in the Mississippi Delta, including performances by aging blues musicians in their eighties who used to play the circuit.
Director: Daniel Cross
Distributor: Eyesteelfilm
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday July 14, 2017

Almost Sunrise
Logline: Documents two Iraq veterans who struggle with depression after returning home from service.
Director: Michael Collins
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: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Battle Scars
Logline: After coming home from his tour of duty in Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, a soldier wants nothing more than to forget what happened over there.
Featuring: Fairuza Balk, Ryan Eggold, David James Elliott, Zane Holtz, Heather McComb
Director: Danny Buday
Writer: Danny Buday, story by Danny Buday and Curtis Pierce
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Apple Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago, the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI and the Kingsway Theatre in Toronto
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
Logline: Documents how a young woman died during a four day exorcism ceremony.
Director: David Stubbs
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Deer Valley 16 in Antioch CA, the Apple Valley 14 in Apple Valley CA, the Conyers Crossing 16 in Conyers GA, the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet 6 in Kansas City MO, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Lubbock TX, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Solon 16 in Solon OH, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Birthright: A War Story
Logline: Documents the accelerating gains of the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout that is creating a public health crisis, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America.
Director: Civia Tamarkin
Distributor: Abramorama Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Blind
Logline: A novelist blinded in a car crash which killed his wife rediscovers his passion for both life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.
Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Viva Bianca, Dorothy Lyman, Dylan McDermott, Demi Moore
Director: Michael Mailer
Writer: John Buffalo Mailer, story by Diane Fisher
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Emagine Theatre in Canton MI, the Esquire 6 in Cincinnati, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Empire 25 and the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar FL, the Willow Creek Cinemas in Plymouth MN, the Van Ness 14 in San Francisco, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ, the Village Crossing 18 in Skokie IL and the Sunset 5 in West Hollywood
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Blue Velvet Revisited
Logline: Thirty years after the shooting of the David Lynch classic, a German filmmaker revisits his original Super-8 material and numerous photographies filmed on the set in Wilmington, USA.
Featuring: Laura Dern, Brad Dourif, David Lynch, Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rosselini
Director: Peter Braatz
Distributor: Fuera de la Común Distribución
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Channa Mereya
Logline: A girl from an affluent family falls for a classmate, a handsome young man from the wrong side of the tracks. In Punjabi with subtitles
Featuring: Ninja, Amrit Mann, Payal Rajput, Yograj Singh
Director: Pankaj Batra
Writers: Nagraj Manjule
Distributor: Zee Studios
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 133 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Chasing Coral
Logline: Documents the efforts of divers, photographers and scientists to discover why coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate.
Director: Jeff Orlowski
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: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

oral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate

Endless Poetry
Logline: A young man liberates himself from all of his former limitations, from his family, and was introduced into the foremost bohemian artistic circle of 1940s Chile. In English and in French and Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Pamela Flores, Adan Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Leandro Taub
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Distributor: ABKCO
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 128 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

False Confessions
Logline: An accountant and his accomplice try to manipulate a good-hearted, wealthy widow and her friend. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Manon Combes, Louis Garrel, Isabelle Huppert, Yves Jacques, Bulle Ogier
Directors: Luc Bondy and Marie-Louise Bischofberger
Writers: Luc Bondy and Geoffrey Layton, based on the play “Les Fausses Confidences” by Pierre Carlet de Chamberlain de Marivaux
Distributor: Big World Pictures
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: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Footnotes
Logline: A young woman must dance between a budding romance, a scheming boss, and co-workers on strike at her new job in a luxury shoe factory. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Olivier Chantreau, Loïc Corbery, Pauline Etienne, François Morel, Julie Victor
Directors: Paul Calori and Kostia Testut
Writers: Paul Calori and Kostia Testut
Distributor: Monument Releasgin
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Jagga Jasoos
Logline: A teenage detective sets out to look for his missing father on a journey that takes him on a life-changing adventure. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Sayani Gupta, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor
Director: Anurag Basu
Writer: Anurag Basu
Distributor: UTV Motion Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 162 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

L’important C’est D’aimer
Logline: A down on her luck actress contends with the obsessive affections of photographer and her off-kilter husband. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Jacques Dutronc, Klaus Kinski, Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi
Director: Andrzej Zulawski
Writers: Andrzej Zulawski and Christopher Frank, based on the novel by Frank
Distributor: Rialto Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 109 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Man Underground
Logline: A reclusive conspiracy theorist enlists a waitress and an amateur videographer to help him make a movie about his experiences encountering aliens while working as a geologist for the US government.
Featuring: George Basil, Pamela Fila, Felix Hagen, Andy Rocco
Directors: Michael Borowiec and Sam Marine
Writers: Michael Borowiec and Sam Marine
Distributor: Indican Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (185:1)

Misfortune
Logline: When a young man, down on his luck, learns about his father’s killer’s parole, it sets off a cat and mouse chase through the hostile desert, searching for a hidden family inheritance.
Featuring: Xander Bailey, Desmond Devenish, Steve Earle, Kevin Gage, Jenna Kanell, Nick Mancuso
Director: Desmond Devenish
Writers: Xander Bailey and Desmond Devenish
Distributor: Gunnison Galaxy
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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Patel S.I.R.
Logline: An older man will stop at nothing to protect a young girl. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Jagapati Babu, Tanya Hope, Krishna Murali, Posani, Padma Priya, Subbaraju
Director: Vasu Parimi
Writer: Vasu Parimi
Distributor: PY Cinema
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 140 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Persian Connection
Logline: After being wrongly accused of stealing from his former boss, an Iranian gangster with girl problems must hunt down stolen drugs in this neon-noir fever dream set in the bizarre Persian and Russian Los Angeles underworld where obscene reigns supreme.
Featuring: Laura Harring, Helena Mattson, Reza Sixo Safai, Julian Sands, Parviz Sayyad
Director: Daniel Y-Li Grove
Writer: Daniel Y-Li Grove, story by Reza Sizo Safai
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 103 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Shamanthakamani
Logline: Inept thieves try to steal a vintage Rolls Royce. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Aadi, Sudheer Babu, Sundeep Kishan, Nara Rohit
Director: Sriram Adittya
Writers: Venky and Arjun-Carthyk and Sriram R. Eragam
Distributor: Freeze Frame Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 130 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Swallows and Amazons
Logline: Four children on holiday in the Lake District sail on their own to an island and start a war with rival children, while a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they did not commit.
Featuring: Elizabeth Berrington, Richard Bremmer, Jessica Hynes, Kelly Macdonald, Andrew Scott, Rafe Spall, Fenella Woolgar
Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Writer: Andrea Gibb, based on the novel by Arthur Ransome
Distributor: Orion Pictures/Samuel Goldwyn Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Apple Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Plainville 20 in Plainville CT, the Clinton Street Theatre in Portland OR, the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco and the Sundial 20 in St. Petersburg FL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Wish Upon
Logline: A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.
Featuring: Joey King, Ki Hong Lee, Ryan Phillippe, Shannon Purser, Elisabeth Röhm, Mitchell Slaggert
Director: John R. Leonetti
Writer: Barbara Marshall
Distributor: Broad Green Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic elements and language
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Wrong Light
Logline: Documents the efforts of a charismatic activist as he leads a globally-regarded NGO that provides shelter and education for girls rescued from brothels in Northern Thailand, and how delving deeper in to one person’s story can uncover discrepancies and change the story you’re trying to tell as you’re telling it. In English and in Thai with subtitles
Directors: Dave Adams and Josie Swantek
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: 78 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Wu Kong
Logline: Two warriors go to the Immortal Mountain to cultivate their skills. In Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring: Ni Ni, Eddie Peng, Shawn Yue
Director: Derek Kwok
Writers: Hai Huang and Hezai Jin and Derek Kwok and Fan Wenwen and Henri Wong
Distributor: CMC Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 123 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Shattuck 10 in Berkeley CA, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Broadway Centre 6 in Salt Lake City, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in San Francisco and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
The Big Sick: Expands to 2450 plus locations
Dawson City: Frozen Time: Opens at the Cinema505 in Montclair NJ and the Roxie Theater in San Francisco
Glory: Opens at the SIFF Film Center in Seattle
Granny of the Dead: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
Hermia and Helena: Opens at the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle
The Hero: Opens at the Deer Valley 16 in Antioch CA, the River Village 6 in Bonsall CA, the Brockville Arts Centre Brockville ONT, the West Olive 16 in Creve Coeur MO, the Evansville 16 in Evansville IN, the St. Clair 10 in Fairview Heights IL, the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park in Katy TX, the Arena Theater in Pt. Arena CA and the Cherry Blossom 14 in Traverse City MI
The Little Hours: Opens at the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn
Lost in Paris: Opens at the Spectrum 8 in Albany NY, the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, the Varsity Theater in Ashland OR, the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Bethel Cinema in Bethel CT, the Living Room Theatres in Boca Raton FL, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the SIE Film Center in Denver, the Cinema Paradiso in Ft. Lauderdale, the Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood FL, the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL, the Bill Cosford Cinema in Miami, the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Miami Beach FL, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Living Room Theater in Portland OR, the Little Theater in Rochester NY, the Cinema Capitol in Rome NY, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, the Camera 3 in San Jose, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe, the Hitckcock Cinema in Santa Barbara and the Loft Cinema in Tucson AZ
Mali Blues: Opens at the Detroit Institute of the Arts in Detroit
Marie Curie: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City
Maudie: Opens at the Highridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth TX, the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO, the Houston 8 in Houston, the Oriental 3 in Milwaukee, the Hollywood 20 in Naples FL, the Cine Quad in New Haven CT, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe, the Seattle 10 in Seattle and the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL
Maurice: Opens at the Ritz at the Bourse in Philadelphia
Moka: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, the Art Cinema in Billings MT, the the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Broadway Metro Cinemas in Eugene OR, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Theatre in Oklahoma City, the a/perture Cinema in Winston Salem NC and the Camera 3 in San Jose CA
My Journey through French Cinema: Opens at the Northwest Film Center in Portland OR
Nowhere to Hide: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago
The Orinthologist: Opens at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe
Pop Aye: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Tower Theater in Miami, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco
Radio Dreams: Opens at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa ONT and the Pelham Picture House in Pelham NY
The Skyjacker’s Tale: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and the Sister’s Moviehouse in Sisters OR

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