The Early Report for September 14, 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 27 new openers in theatres for the week of September 15th.

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Dayveon
Logline: In the wake of his older brother’s death, a 13-year-old falls in with a local gang, becoming drawn to the camaraderie and violence of their world.
Featuring: Devin Blackmon, Dontrell Bright, Lachion Buckingham, Kordell Johnson, Chasity Moore
Director: Amman Abbasi
Writers: Amman Abbasi and Steven Reneau
Distributor: FilmRise
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 75 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Ex Libris: The New York City Library
Logline: Documents one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning, with its uniformly passionate staff and deeply devoted, appreciative bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches.
Director: Frederick Wiseman
Distributor: Zipporah Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 197 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday September 15, 2017

Alina
Logline: A young Russian woman arrives in New York to find her father with only a 25-year-old photo in her possession. In English and in Russian with subtitles
Featuring: David Atrakchi, Olga N. Bogdanova, Darya Ekamasova, Grisha Reydler
Director: Ben Barenholtz
Writer: Ben Barenholtz
Distributor: Barenholtz Productions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

American Assassin
Logline: After the murder of his girlfriend, a young man gets recruited to be an assassin.
Featuring: Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Dylan O’Brien
Director: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Stephen Schiff and Michael Finch and Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, based on the novel by Vince Flynn
Distributor: CBS Films/Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity
Running Time: 111 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Because of Grácia
Logline: Two high-school couples explore friendship and dating along dissimilar lines, leading to courage and transformation for one teen and a personal crisis for another.
Featuring: Ben Davies, Chris Massoglia, Moriah Peters, Emma Elle Roberts, John Schneider
Director: Tom Simes
Writer: Tom Simes
Distributor: ArtAffects Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Hoffman 22 in Alexandria VA, the Andover 10 in Andover MN, the Aliso Viejo 20 in Aliso Viejo CA, the Allentown 16 in Allentown PA, the Grand 16 in Appleton WI, the Maya 16 in Bakersfield, the Chino Hills 18 in Chino Hills CA, the Carefree Circle 16 in Colorado Springs, the Parkway Plaza 18 in El Cajon CA, the Thoroughbred 20 in Franklin TN, the Maya 16 in Fresno, the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu, the Marq*e 23 in Houston, the Johnston 16 in Johnston IA, the Barrett Commons 14 in Kennesaw GA, the Arbor Lakes 16 in Maple Grove MN, the Cinema West in Mason City IA, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Dolphin 24 in Miami, the Ridge 19 in New Berlin WI, the Oakdale 17 in Oakdale MN, the Park West 14 in Peoria AZ, the Grand Prairie 18 in Peoria IL, the Maya 16 in Pittsburg CA, the West Plano 20 in Plano TX, the Grand 16 in Raleigh NC, the Cinemark 14 in Round Rock TX, the Ronnie’s 20 in St. Louis, the Silverado 16 in San Antonio, the Van Ness 14 in San Francisco, the South Barrington 24 in South Barrington IL, the Southcenter 16 in Tukwila WA and the Cinemark 17 in Tulsa OK
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Brad’s Status
Logline: A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life’s choices.
Featuring: Austin Abrams, Jemaine Clement, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson
Director: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
Distributor: Annapurna Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the AMC Century 15 in Century City, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood and the Angelika Film Center and Lincoln Square 13 in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for language
Running Time: 101 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Clash
Logline: In a police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of the former president from power. In Arabic with subtitles
Featuring: Hani Adel, Waleed Abdel Ghany, Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny, Nelly Karim , El Sebaii Mohamed
Director: Mohamed Diab
Writers: Khaled Diab and Mohamed Diab
Distributor: Kino Lorber Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Easy Living
Logline: A self-destructive makeup saleswoman hopes a new man and business venture will provide her a fresh start.
Featuring: Caroline Dhavernas, Daniel Eric Gold, Charlie Hofheimer, Elizabeth Marvel, C.J. Wilson
Director: Adam Keleman
Writer: Adam Keleman
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Extraordinary Ordinary People
Logline: Documents the artists who have won one of the National Endowment for the Arts’ least known and most enduring programs: the National Heritage Fellowship, awarded annually since 1982.
Director: Alan Governar
Distributor: First Run Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

In Search of Fellini
Logline: A shy small-town Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a strange, beautiful journey across Italy to find him.
Featuring: Maria Bello, Nancy Cartwright, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Ksenia Solo
Director: Taron Lexton
Writers: Nancy Cartwright and Peter Kjenaas
Distributor: Ambi Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality/nudity and language
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio:

Justice
Logline: A U.S. Marshal seeking justice for his brother’s murder defends a small town from a corrupt Mayor and his henchmen with intents to revive the civil war.
Featuring: Robert Carradine, Lesley-Anne Down, Stephen Lang, Jackson Rathbone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Director: Richard Gabai
Writers: John Lewis and Shawn Justice and D.C. Rahe and Jeff Seats
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Highland 10 in Austin, the Emagine Canton Cinema in Canton MI, the Emagine Cinema in Chicago, the Valley View 16 in Dallas, the Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the Lakeville 21 in Lakeville MN, the Monroe 12 in Monroe WA, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Riverbank Cinemas in Riverbank CA and the Plant 16 in Van Nuys CA
MPAA Rating: R for violence including a brief sexual assault
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Kathalo Rajakumari
Logline: The adventures of four young people in love. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Namitha Pramod, Nara Rohit, Naga Shourya
Director: Mahesh Surapaneni
Writer: Mahesh Surapaneni
Distributor: Freeze Frame
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 140 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Killing Gunther
Logline: A group of eccentric assassins attempt to kill the best in their business
Featuring: Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hannah Simone, Cobie Smulders
Director: Taran Killam
Writer: Taran Killam
Distributor: Saban Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and some sexual material
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)
CREDIT ABUSE: There are FOURTEEN credited producers, co-producers, associate producers and executive producers on this film

Lucknow Central
Logline: A young man accused of murder befriends the other inmates of his jail in order to compete in a prison band competition. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Farhan Akhtar, Deepak Dobriyal, Gippy Grewal, Inaamulhaq, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy
Director: Ranjit Tiwari
Writers: Ranjit Tiwari and Aseem Arora
Distributor: Grand Showbiz
Opening Week Release Pattern: 125 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 147 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
Logline: Documents the life and creations of fashion designer Manolo Blahnik
Director: Michael Roberts
Distributor: Music Box Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark at West 57th Cinemas and the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Magalir Mattum
Logline: Three female school friends reunite after thirty-eight years, despite the pressures put upon them by the men in their lives. In Tamil with subtitles
Featuring: Bhanupriya, Jyothika, Nassar, Saranya, Urvashi
Director: Bramma
Writers: Bramma
Distributor: AIM Distribution
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 134 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Neary’s: The Dream at the End of the Rainbow
Logline: Documents the life of acclaimed New York restaurateur Jimmy Neary and his journey from his humble immigrant roots in Ireland to his 50-year run as proprietor of one of Gotham’s iconic eateries.
Director: Neil Leifer
Distributor: Double Exposure
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: 60 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Red Trees
Logline: Documents the filmmaker’s father’s family journey as one of only twelve Jewish families to survive the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War II.
Director: Marina Willer
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Rancho Niguel Cinemas in Laguna Niguel CA, the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Quad Cinema in New York City, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Palm Desert 10 in Palm Desert CA, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Ryde
Logline:
Featuring: David Wachs, Jessica Serfaty, Ronnie Alvarez, Kyle Thomas Schmidt, Veronica Loren
Director: Brian Visciglia
Writers: Dustin Frost and Kat Silvia and Brian Visciglia
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Highland 10 in Austin, the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Grand Riviera Theater in Detroit, the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood, the Lakeville 21 in Lakeville MN, the Monroe 12 in Monroe WA, the Overland Park 16 in Overland Park KS and the Riverbank Cinemas in Riverbank CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Simran
Logline: A Gujarati housekeeping lady in the US allows ambition to get the better of her & gets involved in a world of crime. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Catherine Dyer, Robin Dyke, Mark Anthony Justice, Kangana Ranaut, Evette Young
Director: Hansal Mehta
Writer: Apurva Asrani
Distributor: Grand Showbiz
Opening Week Release Pattern: 175 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 125 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic

Strong Island
Logline: Documnets the violent death of the filmmaker’s brother, and the judicial system that allowed the killer to go free.
Director: Yance Ford
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and the Monica Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Thupparivaalan
Logline: A loner, single-minded, no-nonsense, adrenaline junkie, cold-hearted detective takes on a partner to solve a bizarre case. In Tamil with subtitles
Featuring: Anu Emmanuel, Andrea Jeremiah, Prasanna, Vinay, Vishal
Director: Mysskin
Writer: Mysskin
Distributor: Cinegalaxy
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 155 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Time to Die
Logline: 50th Anniversary re-release of the Gabriel García Márquez-written story about a former gunman who returns to his town planning to live a quiet life. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Alfredo Leal, Marga López, Enrique Rocha, Blanca Sánchez
Director: Arturo Ripstein
Writers: Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes
Distributor: Film Movement
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Vengeance: A Love Story
Logline: A gulf war veteran seeks vengeance against those who assaulted a single mother.
Featuring: Talitha Bateman, Nicolas Cage, Anna Hutchison, Don Johnson, Deborah Kara Unger
Director: Johnny Martin
Writer: John Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates
Distributor: FilmRise
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Bradenton 20 in Bradenton FL, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the 4 Star Theatre in San Francisco and the Streets Of Woodfield 20 in Schaumburg IL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Wetlands
Logline: As a major storm approaches the outskirts of Atlantic City, a newly sober police detective goes to extreme measures to make sure that his estranged family does not fall victim to the vengeance of a local crime lord.
Featuring: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Reyna DeCourcy, Jennifer Ehle, Heather Graham, Christopher McDonald
Director: Emanuele Della Valle
Writer: Emanuele Della Valle
Distributor: Abramorama
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Easton Town Center 30 in Columbus OH, the Hamilton 24 in Hamilton NJ, the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the Ritz at the Bourse 5 in Philadelphia, the Towne 16 in Pleasantville NJ, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami, the Streets of Woodfield 20 in Schaumburg IL and the Harbor Square Theatre in Stone Harbor NJ
MPAA Rating:
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Wilde Wedding
Logline: A retired film star’s wedding to her fourth husband brings chaos when their families (and her ex-husband) shows up for the festivities.
Featuring: Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Noah Emmerich, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart
Director: Damian Harris
Writer: Damian Harris
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and drug use
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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Woodpeckers
Logline: A petty criminal finds love in a local prison. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Ramon Emilio Candelario, Jean Jean, Judith Rodriguez Perez
Director: José María Cabral
Writer: José María Cabral
Distributor: Outsider Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Addison Cinema in Addison IL, the Kaufman 14 in Astoria NY, the Concourse Plaza Cinemas in The Bronx NY, the Empire 25 in New York City and the South Shore Cinema in South Shore WI
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
California Typewriter: Opens at the Spectrum 8 in Albany NY, the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Keystone Art Theatre in Indianapolis, the West Village 12 in Lakewood CO, the Lincolnshire 15 in Lincolnshire IL, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Angelika Film Center and the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ and the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis
Dayveon: Opens at the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore
Dolores: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the La Mirada 7 in La Mirada CA, the Guild Theatre in Palo Alto CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Ritz Five in Philadelphia, the Camera 3 in San Jose CA, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana CA, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz CA, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol in Sonoma CA, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, the Sunset 5 in West Hollywood CA and Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
Embargo: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City
Marjorie Prime: Opens at the Ambler Theater in Ambler PA, Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Times Cinema in Milwaukee, the Plaza Cinema in Patchogue NY, the Capitol Theatre in Rome NY and the Cinema Salem in Salem MA
No Maps on My Taps: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills
Rebel in the Rye: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Maple Art Theatre in Bloomfield Hills MI, the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland Heights OH, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Evanston 18 in Evanston IL, the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO, the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the River Oaks Theatre in Houston, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Kew Gardens 6 in Kew Gardens NY, the Rancho Niguel Cinemas in Laguna Niguel CA, the Malverne Cinema in Malverne NY, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Garden Cinemas in Norwalk CT, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena CA, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville NY, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Hitchcock Cinema in Santa Barbara, theCamelview Cinemas at Fashion Square in Scottsdale AZ, the Meridian 16 and the Seattle 10 in Seattle, the Montgomery Cinema in Skillman NJ, the Avon Theatre Film Center in Stamford CT and the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC
School Life: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and the West End Cinema in Washington DC
Score: A Film Music Documentary: Opens at the Violet Crown Cinemas in Santa Fe NM
Trophy: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
The Unknown Girl: Opens at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
Year By the Sea: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles

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