The Early Report for July 26th, 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 19 new openers in theatres for the week of July 28st.

[Editor’s Note: FilmJerk will be on vacation throughout the month of August. We’ll be back in early September, fresh from a move back to Los Angeles and ready to bring you more coverage of the world of cinema.]

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Escapes
Logline: Documents the life of Hampton Fancher, a flamenco dancer and actor who became the unlikely producer and screenwriter of the landmark sci-fi classic Blade Runner and its upcoming sequel
Director: Michael Almereyda
Distributor: Grasshopper Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Logline: Documents the history of American Indians in popular music.
Featuring: George Clinton, Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Martin Scorsese, Slash, Steven Tyler, Link Wray
Directors: Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana
Distributor: Kino Lorber Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 103 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Women Who Kill
Logline: Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, suspect Morgan’s new love interest is a murderer.
Featuring: Ann Carr, Ingrid Jungermann, Shannon O’Neill, Annette O’Toole, Sheila Vand
Director: Ingrid Jungermann
Writer: Ingrid Jungermann
Distributor: The Film Collaborative
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday July 28, 2017

The Battleship Island
Logline: Forced to mine for coal to support their oppressors, four hundred Koreans attempt to escape Hashima Island. In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki, Lee Jung-hyun, Hwang Jung-min
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Writers: Seung-wan Ryoo
Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the CGV Cinemas in Buena Park CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 132 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Blow Up
Logline: A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
Featuring: Jane Birkin, John Castle, David Hemmings, Sarah Miles, Vanessa Redgrave
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni and Tonino Guerra and Edward Bond, story by Antonioni, based on the short story “Las Babas del Diablo” by Julio Cortázar
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 111 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Detroit
Logline: Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, a young African American ecurity guard tries to figure out why three young African American men were murdered at a local motel.
Featuring: John Boyega, John Krasinski, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Will Poulter, Algee Smith
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal
Distributor: Annapurna Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria VA, the Atlantic Station 16 in Atlanta, the Emagine Cinemas in Canton MI, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Northpark 15 in Dallas, the Bel Air Luxury Cinema in Detroit, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Grand Palace 24 in Houston, the LA Live 14 in Los Angeles, the John R 15 in Madison Heights MI, the Union Square 14 in New York City, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the Majestic 20 in Silver Spring MD and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and pervasive language
Running Time: 143 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

A Family Man
Logline: A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company — his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.
Featuring: Alison Brie, Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Gretchen Mol, Alfred Molina
Director: Mark Williams
Writer: Bill Dubuque
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

From the Land of the Moon
Logline: In 1950s France, a passionate, free-spirited woman in a loveless marriage falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. In French, German and Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Àlex Brendemühl, Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel
Director: Nicole Garcia
Writers: Natalie Carter and Jacques Fieschi and Nicole Garcia, based on the novel “Mal de Pierres” by Milena Agus
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexuality and graphic nudity
Running Time: 116 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

I Dream in Another Language
Logline: An indigenous language is in peril as its last two speakers had a quarrel in the past and haven’t spoken to each other in over 50 years. A young linguist undertakes the challenge to bring the old friends back together and convince them to once again talk to each other so he can obtain a recorded registration of the language and study it. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Juan Pablo de Santiago, Eligio Meléndez, Fátima Molina, José Manuel Poncelis, Fernando Álvarez Rebeil
Director: Ernesto Contreras
Writer: Carlos Contreras
Distributor: FilmRise
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Imperfections
Logline: Desperate to save money to move to Hollywood, a struggling actress takes a job working as a runner for her mother’s boyfriend
Featuring: Ed Begley Jr., Marilu Henner, Ashton Holmes, Virginia Kull, Zach McGowan
Director: David Singer
Writer: David Singer, story by David Singer and Jonathan Singer
Distributor: Level 33 Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 109 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Logline: A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
Directors: Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Los Angeles, the Lincoln Square 13 and the Union Square 14 in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some troubling images
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Last Dalai Lama?
Logline: Documents the life of the 14th Dalai Lama, featuring interviews with his family and the people he has inspired since his exile from Tibet in 1959.
Director: Mickey Lemle
Distributor: Lemle Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Last Face
Logline: In war-torn Liberia, a director of an international aid organization starts an affair with one of her doctors.
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: Opens at the Plaza Theater in Atlanta, the Apple Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cinema Detroit in Detroit, the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar FL, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Presidio Theater in San Francisco, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL
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)

Menashe
Logline: Within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. In English and in Yiddish with subtitles
Featuring: Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski
Director: Joshua Z. Weinstein
Writers: Joshua Z. Weinstein and Alex Lipschultz and Musa Syeed
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Person to Person
Logline: A variety of New York characters navigate their personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.
Featuring: Michael Cera, Bene Coopersmith, Tavi Gevinson, Philip Baker Hall, Abbi Jacobson, George Sample III
Director: Dustin Guy Defa
Writer: Dustin Guy Defa
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Metrograph Theatres in New York City, and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sled Dogs
Logline: Documents the breeding and care of dogs raised specifically for sled dog racing.
Director: Fern Levitt
Distributor: Search Engine Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Strange Weather
Logline: In an effort to deal with the grief over the death of her son, a woman travels the back roads of the deep south to settle a score.
Featuring: Kim Coates, Carrie Coon, Holly Hunter, Glenne Headly, Andrene Ward-Hammond
Director: Katherine Dieckmann
Writer: Katherine Dieckmann
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for a scene of sexuality
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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Wolf Warrior 2
Logline: When sadistic mercenaries begin targeting nearby civilians, China’s deadliest special forces operative must leave his newfound peace behind and return to his duties as a soldier and protector. In English and in Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring: Frank Grillo, Celina Jade, Heidi Moneymaker, Jing Wu, Nan Yu
Director: Jing Wu
Writers: Qun Dong and Yi Liu and Jing Wu
Distributor: Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Pearlridge 16 in Aiea HI, the Bloomington 11 in Bloomington IN, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Crowfoot Crossing 12 in Calgary ALB, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Puente Hills 20 in City of Industry CA, the Lennox 24 in Columbus OH, the Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino CA, the Daly City 20 in Daly City CA, the Movies 12 in Edmonton ALB, the Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Valley River Center 15 in Eugene OR, the College Point Multiplex Cinemas in Flushing NY, the Rio Cinemas 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Dole Cannery 17 in Honolulu, the Marq’E 23 and the Studio 30 in Houston, the Kapolei 16 in Kapolei HI, the La Jolla Village 12 in La Jolla CA, the Town Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Markham 13 in Markham ONT, the Sunset Place 24 in Miami, the Great Mall 20 in Milpitas CA, the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park CA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa ONT, the Riverview Plaza 17 in Philadelphia, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Riverport 19 in Richmond BC, the Rockville Center 13 in Rockville MD, the Laguna Village 12 in Sacramento, the Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the Scarborough 12 in Scarborough ONT, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI, the Centerpoint 11 in Tempe AZ, the Yonge and Dundas 23 in Toronto ONT, the El Con 20 in Tucson AZ, the District 14 in Tustin CA, the International Village 12 in Vancouver BC and and the Waterfront 22 in West Homestead PA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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