The Early Report for September 20, 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 24 new openers in theatres for the week of September 22nd.

Friday September 22, 2017

Battle of the Sexes
Logline: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.
Featuring: Steve Carell, Bill Pullman, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Emma Stone
Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Writer: Simon Beaufoy
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sandy Springs 8 in Atlanta, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Kingwood 14 in Kingwood TX, the Cinemas 1 2 3 and the Lincoln Square 13 in New York City, the Metreon 16 and the New Mission Theatre in San Francisco, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity
Running Time: 121 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Bhoomi
Logline: A revenge drama that centers on the relationship between a father and daughter.
Featuring: Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Leone, Rahul Verma Rajput
Director: Omung Kumar
Writer: Raaj Shaandilyaa, story by Sandeep Singh
Distributor: PVS
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Big Bear
Logline: Five guys go on a road trip after one of them gets dumped by his fiancé just before the wedding.
Featuring: Adam Brody, Joey Kern, Zachary Knighton, Tyler Labine, Ahna O’Reilly, Pablo Schreiber
Director: Joey Kern
Writer: Joey Kern
Distributor: Blue Fox Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Prince Theatre in Philadelphia, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Village Crossing 18 in Skokie IL and the Universal City Cinemas in Universal City CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Bobbi Jene
Logline: Documents the life of Bobbi Jene Smith, who gave up her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, as well as the love of her life, to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary breaking art.
Director: Elvira Lind
Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Boston: The Documentary
Logline: Documents the story of the iconic Boston Marathon, from its humble origins starting with only 15 runners, to the first female runners, through the tragedy in 2013, and ultimately the triumph of 2014.
Narrator: Matt Damon
Director: Jon Dunham
Distributor: CINEMAflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 114 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Elizabeth Blue
Logline: A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, copes with ongoing episodes of schizophrenia.
Featuring: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Ashman, Kathleen Quinlan, Anna Schafer, Ryan Vincent
Director: Vincent Sabella
Writers: Vincent Sabella and Alfred D. Huffington
Distributor: Cinelounge
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content and a scene of sensuality
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Force
Logline: Documents the lives of the members of the Oakland Police Department as they to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, Mo., and an explosive scandal.
Director: Peter Nicks
Distributor: Kino Lorber Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friend Request
Logline: A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast’s online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.
Featuring: Alycia Debnam-Carey, Brooke Markham, Brit Morgan, William Moseley, Connor Paolo
Director: Simon Verhoeven
Writers: Matthew Ballen and Philip Koch and Simon Verhoeven
Distributor: Entertainment Studios
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: R for horror violence, disturbing images, and language
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Gaga: Five Foot Two
Logline: Documents the life of the pop superstar as she prepares a new album and her Super Bowl LI half-time show.
Director: Chris Moukarbel
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opening at the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Happy Hunting
Logline: An alcoholic drifter must battle withdrawal and psychotic rednecks after he becomes the target of a deranged sporting event.
Featuring: Ken Lally, Gary Sturm, Martin Dingle Wall, Connor Williams, Kenny Wormald
Directors: Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson
Writers: Louie Gibson and Joe Dietsch
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Houses October Built 2
Logline: Recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped the previous Halloween, five friends decide they must face their fears in order to move on.
Featuring: Zack Andrews, Jeff Larson, Bobby Roe, Mikey Roe, Brandy Schaefer
Director: Bobby Roe
Writers: Bobby Roe and Zack Andrews
Distributor: RLJ Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Apple Valley 15 in Apple Valley MN, the Valley View 16 in Dallas, the Yorktown 15 in Houston, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Pompano Beach 18 in Pompano Beach FL, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Solon 16 in Solon OH, the Southcenter 16 in Tukwila WA and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The King’s Choice
Logline: On the outset of World War II, the King of Norway faces an impossible decision: surrender his country to the arriving Nazi forces, or allow his family and his fellow countrymen to die. In Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish with subtitles
Featuring:
Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Jesper Christensen, Arthur Hakalahti, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny
Director: Erik Poppe
Writers: Jan Trygve Røyneland and Harald Rosenløw Eeg
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Quad Cinemas in New York City and in additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 133 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Last Rampage
Logline: Two convicted murderers escape from the Arizona state prison and go on a murderous rampage through the southwestern desert in the summer of 1978.
Featuring: Chris Browning, Bruce Davison, Heather Graham, Alex MacNicoll, Robert Patrick, Molly Quinn
Director: Dwight Little
Writers: Álvaro Rodríguez and Jason Rosenblatt, based on the book “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke
Distributor: Epic Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Highland 10 in Austin, the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Apple Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Patio Theatre in Chicago, the Movieland Cinema in Coram NY, the Texas Theatre in Dallas, the SIE Film Center in Denver, the Main Street Cinemas in Flushing NY, the Renaissance 15 in Houston, the Monroe 12 in Monroe WA, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Picture Show at Paradise Valley Cinemas and the Sonora Cinemas in Phoenix, the Colonial Theater in Sacramento, the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana CA, the Icon 10 in San Angelo TX and the Digital Gym Cinema in San Diego
MPAA Rating: R for some strong violence, and language throughout
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Loving Vincent
Logline: The life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh.
Featuring: Robert Gulaczyk, Chris O’Dowd, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner
Directors: Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman
Writers: Jacek Dehnel and Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman
Distributor: Good Deed Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Nikka Zaildar 2
Logline: The continuing adventures of a young man who concoted a scheme to get a fellow student to marry him. In Punjab with subtitles
Featuring: Karamjit Anmol, Sonam Bajwa, Wamiqa Gabbi, Ammy Virk
Director: Simerjit Singh
Writer: Jagdeep Sidhu
Distributor: Grand Showbiz
Opening Week Release Pattern: 140 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 140 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Ribbons
Logline: A wounded young soldier and a psychologically damaged girl get caught in the crossfire between her estranged family and an Armenian hitman.
Featuring: Brian Krause, Patrick Hickman, Haidyn Harvey, Chino Binamo, Kym Jackson,
Director: Elias Matar
Writer: Edward E. Romero, story by Romero and Matar
Distributor: Indican Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Shot
Logline: On an average Los Angeles day, a couple on the verge of divorce and a bullied teenager find their lives desperately changed when the teen’s illegal gun accidentally goes off.
Featuring: Xander Berkeley, Elaine Hendrix, Sharon Leal, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Noah Wyle
Director: Jeremy Kagan
Writers: Anneke Campbell and Will Lamborn, Jeremy Kagan
Distributor: Paladin
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria VA, the West Olive 16 in Creve Coeur MO, the Elmwood Palace 20 in Harahan LA, the Village East Theater in New York City, the Owings Mills 17 in Owings Mills MD, the Franklin Mills 14 in Philadelphia, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the South Barrington 24 in South Barrrington IL, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI and the Mayfair 18 in Wauwatosa WI
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Stronger
Logline: An ordinary man struggles to recover from his injuries after losing both legs during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Featuring: Clancy Brown, Lenny Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson
Director: David Gordon Green
Writer: John Pollono, based on the book by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the East 86th Street Cinemas in New York City and additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, some graphic injury images, and brief sexuality/nudity
Running Time: 116 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Tiger Hunter
Logline: A young Indian man resorts to an elaborate charade with misfit friends to woo his childhood sweetheart, after his new job falls through.
Featuring: Karen David, Jon Heder, Rizwan Manji, Kevin Pollak, Danny Pudi
Director: Lena Khan
Writers: Sameer Asad Gardezi and Lena Khan
Distributor: Shout! Factory
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Kingstowne 16 in Alexandria VA, the Kaufman 14 in Astoria NY, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Fenway 13 in Boston, the Mall of Georgia 20 in Buford GA, the Crossroads Stadium 20 in Cary NC, the Stonecrest 22 in Charlotte NC, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Concord Mills 24 in Concord NC, the Covina 17 in Covina CA, the North Dekalb 16 in Dekalb GA, the Downingtown 16 in Downingtown PA, the Hacienda Crossing 21 in Dublin CA, the Medlock Crossing 18 in Duluth GA, the Eden Prairie Mall 18 in Eden Prairie MN, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Farmingdale 10 in Farmingdale NY, the Sawgrass 23 in Ft. Lauderdale FL, the Stonebriar 24 in Frisco TX, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Hamilton 24 in Hamilton NJ, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the MacArthur 16 in Irving TX, the Riviera Stadium 8 in Knoxville TN, the Cineport 10 in Las Cruces NM, the LA Live 14 in Los Angeles, the Methuen in Methuen MA, the Park Place 16 in Morrisville NC, the Commerce Center 18 and the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Oaks 24 in Oaks PA, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the Fox Tower Stadium 10 in Portland OR, the Mira Mesa 18 in San Diego, the Meridian 16 in Seattle, the River Point Stadium 14 in Sheridan CO, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Countryside 20 in Sterling VA, the Cantera 17 in Warranville IL, the Palisades in West Nyack NY and the Westborough 12 in Westbourough MA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Unrest
Logline: Documents the efforts of a Harvard Ph.D. student as she sets out on a virtual journey to record her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.
Director: Jennifer Brea
Distributor: Sheila Films
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)

Victoria and Abdul
Logline: The Queen of England strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk. In English and in Hindi and Urdu with subtitles
Featuring: Simon Callow, Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Olivia Williams
Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Lee Hall, based on the novel by Shrabani Basu
Distributor: Focus Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Paris Theatre and the Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements and language
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Welcome to Willits
Logline: The residents of a small North Carolina town struggle to fight off the repeated attacks and abductions by mysterious creatures that have plagued them for years.
Featuring: Anastasia Baranova, Rory Culkin, Sabina Gadecki, Dolph Lundgren, Bill Sage, Chris Zylka
Director: Trevor Ryan
Writer: Tim Ryan
Distributor: IFC Midnight
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood and the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Woodshock
Logline: A woman falls deeper into paranoia after taking a deadly drug.
Featuring: Pilou Asbæk, Joe Cole, Kirsten Dunst, Steph DuVall, Jack Kilmer
Directors: Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy
Writers: Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, and the Angelika Film Center and the Landmark at 57 West Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for drug use, language and a scene of violence
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Zoology
Logline: A middle-aged zoo worker finds her boring life upended when she unexpected grows a tail. In Russian with subtitles
Featuring: Aleksandr Gorchilin, Dmitriy Groshev, Natalya Pavlenkova, Masha Tokareva, Yuriy Vnukov
Director: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
Writer: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
Distributor: Arrow Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Expanding today
Brad’s Status: Expands to 500 plus playdates
School Life: Opens at the Living Room Cinemas in Boca Raton FL, the SIE Film Center in Denver, the Museum of Art Theatre in Oklahoma City, the Little Cinema at Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield MA, the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, the Violet Crown Cinemas in Santa Fe NM and the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ
Time to Die: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills
Trophy: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas @ Great Hills in Austin, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo Cinemas in El Paso TX, the Houston 8 in Houston, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park Cinemas in Katy TX, the Marketplace 6 in Long Beach CA, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Lubbock TX, the Osio Plaza 6 in Monterey CA, the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa ONT, the Picture House Cinema in Pelham NY, the Prince Theater in Philadelphia, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe NM, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ and the Seattle 10 in Seattle
Year By the Sea: Opens at the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Coligny Theatre in Hilton Head Island SC, the Rancho Niguel 8 in Laguna Niguel CA, the SUperstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Crescent Theatre in Mobile AL, the Ritz at the Bourse 5 in Philadelphia, the Grandin Theatre in Roanoke VA, the Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale NY, the Clay Theatre in San Francisco, the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle, the West End Cinemas in Washington DC and and the West Newton Cinema in West Newton MA

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