The Early Report for the Week of December 1, 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 December 1st, 2017.

Friday December 1, 2017

Another WolfCop
Logline: An alcoholic werewolf cop springs into action when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces his town’s residents with a new brewery and hockey team
Featuring: Jonathan Cherry, Leo Fafard, Devery Jacobs, Amy Matysio, Kevin Smith
Director: Lowell Dean
Writer: Lowell Dean
Distributor: Parade Deck Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Galaxy Cinemas Barrie in Barrie ON, the Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas in Calgary AB, the Cineplex Odeon Clarington Place Cinemas in Clarington ON, the Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam in Coquitlam BC, the Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer in Red Deer AB, the SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas in East Gwillimbury ON, the Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas in Edmonton AB, the Cineplex Cinemas Queensway in Etobicoke ON, the Galaxy Cinemas Guelph in Guelph ON, the Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane in Halifax NS, the Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas in Kingston ON, the Cineplex Cinemas Langley in Langley BC, the SilverCity London Cinemas in London ON, the Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park in Mississauga ON, the Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw in Moose Jaw SK, the Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas in Niagra Falls ON, the Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill in Oakville ON, the Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas in Ottawa, the Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough in Peterborough ON, the Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert in Prince Albert SK, the Cineplex Cinemas Normanview in Regina SK, the SilverCity Riverport Cinemas in Richmond BC, the Scotiabank Theatre St. John’s in St John’s NL, the Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon in Saskatoon SK, the Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough in Scarborough ON, the SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas in Sudbury ON, the Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill in Surrey BC, the SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas in Thunder Bay ON, the Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas in Toronto, the Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan in Vaughn ON, the Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo in Waterloo ON, the SilverCity Windsor Cinemas in Windsor ON and the Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas in Winnepeg MB
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Badsville
Logline: A violent greaser gang is ripped apart when their leader finds love and is determined to leave a town where love doesn’t exist
Featuring: Tamara Duarte, Robert Knepper, Chelsea Rendon, Emilio Rivera
Director: April Mullen
Writers: Benjamin Barrett and Ian McLaren
Distributor: Epic Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Roxy Cinema TriBeCa in New York City and the Cinépolis Theatre in Pico Rivera CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Big Time
Logline: Documents the world of architect Bjarke Ingels as he and his team work on one of their biggest projects, one of the skyscrapers that will replace the fallen World Trade Center towers. In English and in Danish with subtitles
Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Distributor: Mongrel Media
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Landmark at 57 West in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Brotherhood of Blades 2
Logline: An imperial guard searches for the truth behind a conspiracy that framed him and his partners. In Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring: Chen Chang, Lei Jiayin, Yang Mi, Zhang Yi
Director: Lu Yang
Writers: Shu Chen and Yang Lu and Yang Yu
Distributor: Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park CA and the Empire 25 in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 mintues
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Daisy Winters
Logline: The bond between an eleven year-old girl’s unconventional yet deeply loving relationship with her mother is harshly broken
Featuring: Paul Blackthorne, Sterling Jerins, Carrie Preston, Iwan Rheon, Brooke Shields
Director: Beth LaMure
Writer: Beth LaMure
Distributor: Hannover House
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Appleton Movie Theatre in Appleton WI, the Gateway 16 in Austin, the Austell 22 in Austell GA, the Shiloh Crossing 18 in Avon IN, the Stage Cinema in Bartlett TN, the Berkeley 7 in Berkeley, the Trussville 16 in Birmingham AL, the Burlington 20 in Burlington NJ, the Crossroads 20 in Cary NC, the SouthGlenn 14 in Centennial CO, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Timberlyne 6 in Chapel Hill NC, the Starlight 14 in Charlotte NC, the City North 14 in Chicago, the Columbia Cinema 7 in Columbia SC, the Concord 10 in Concord NH, the Corona Crossings 18 in Corona CA, the Crystal Lake Showplace 16 in Crystal Lake IL, the Pavillions 15 in Denver, the El Dorado Hills 14 in El Dorado Hills CA, the Elk River Theatre in Elk River MN, the Foothill Towne Center Cinemas in Foothill Ranch CA, the Fort Smith Cinema in Fort Smith AR, the Fresno 22 in Fresno CA, the Butler Town Center 14 in Gainesville FL, the Movies 16 in Grand Prairie TX, the St. Louis 18 in Hazelwood MO, the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu, the Marq*E 23 in Houston, the Galaxy 14 in Indianapolis, the Spectrum 21 in Irvine CA, the MacArthur Marketplace 16 in Irving TX, the Beach Boulevard 18 in Jacksonville FL, the West Town Mall Cinemas in Knoxville TN, the Independence Mall 14 in Kingston MA, the La Habra 16 in La Habra CA, the Colorado Mills 16 in Lakewood CO, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Lee’s Summit 16 in Lee’s Summit MO, the Lincolnshire 15 in Lincolnshire IL, the Long Beach 26 in Long Beach CA, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Hollywood 27 in Nashville, the New Roc 18 in New Rochelle NY, the E-Walk 13 in New York City, the Spotlight 14 in Norman OK, the Texas Station 18 in North Las Vegas NV, the Park Place 16 in North Pinellas Park FL, the Oaks 24 in Oaks PA, the Ontario Palace 22 in Ontario CA, the Century 25 in Orange CA, the Pointe Orlando 20 in Orlando, the Overland Park 16 in Overland Park KS, the Oviedo Mall 22 in Oviedo FL, the Oxford Commons Cinemas in Oxford MS, the Palm Springs 9 in Palm Springs, the Riverview Plaza 17 in Philadelphia, the North Valley 16 in Phoenix, the Division Street 13 in Portland OR, the Grand Parkway 22 in Richmond TX, the Richmond Town Square 20 in Richmond Heights OH, the Pinnacle Mall Cinemas in Rogers AR, the Round Lake Beach 18 in Round Lake Beach IL, the Laguna Village 12 in Sacramento, the Alamo Quarry 16 in San Antonio, the Horton Plaza 8 and the Mira Mesa 18 in San Diego, the Santa Cruz 9 in Santa Cruz CA, the Saukville Movie Theatre in Saukville WI, the Savannah Cinemas 10 in Savannah GA, the Meridian 16 in Seattle, the Desoto Cinema Grill in Southhaven MS, the Staten Island 16 in Staten Island NY, the Sawgrass 23 in Sunrise FL, the Turlock 14 in Turlock CA, the Citrus Park 20 in Tampa FL, the Union Landing 25 in Union City CA, the Parkway Plaza 12 in Tukwila WA, the Promenade Palace 12 and the Starworld 20 in Tulsa OK, the Plant 16 in Van Nuys CA, the Cantera 17 in Warrenville IL, the Warrington Crossing 22 in Warrington PA, the Warren West 17 in Wichita KS and the Brandywine Town Center 16 in Wilmington DE
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content including some drug material, brief strong language and some suggestive images
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Dancer
Logline: A young woman from the American Midwest beoames the toast of the Folies Bergère at the turn of the 20th century and an icon of the Belle Epoque. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Lily-Rose Depp, SoKo, Mélanie Theirry, Gaspard Ulliel
Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto
Writer: Thomas Bidegain and Stéphanie Di Giusto and Sarah Thibau, based on the novel “Loïe Fuller, Dancer of the Belle Epoque” by Giovanni Lista
Distributor: Myriad Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Disaster Artist
Logline: When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.
Featuring: Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen
Director: James Franco
Writers: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, based on the book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
Distributor: A24 Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Alamo Drafthose South Lamar Cinemas and the Arbor Cinemas @ Great Hills in Austin, the Arclight Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Lincoln Square 13 and the Union Square 14 in New York City, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theatre and the Metreon 15 in San Francisco, the SIFF Cinema Egyptian Theatre in Seattle, the Gallery Place 14 in Washington DC and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity
Running Time: 103 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Gangster Land
Logline: The rise of Al Capone as seen through the eyes of his second in command, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn.
Featuring: Peter Facinelli, Sean Faris, Milo Gibson, Michael Paré, Jason Patric, Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Director: Timothy Woodward Jr.
Writer: Ian Patrick Williams
Distributor: Cinedigm Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Gurumbé. Afro-Andalusian Memories
Logline: Documents the disappearing Afro-Andalusian contributions to the art of flamenco dancing. In Spanish with subtitles
Director: M. Angel Rosale
Distributor: ArtMattan Productions
Opening Week Release Pattern:
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 72 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Inoperable
Logline: A young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching that has awakened malevolent forces inside.
Featuring: Chris Hahn, Danielle Harris, Cher Hubsher, Katie Keene, Isabella Sofia Menna
Director: Christopher Lawrence Chapman
Writers: Christopher Lawrence Chapman and Jeff Miller
Distributor: Zorya Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Orlando, Phoenix and Tampa
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Kepler’s Dream
Logline: An 11 year old girl searches for a missing rare book from her grandmother’s library
Featuring: Isabella Blake-Thomas, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kelly Hu, Kelly Lynch, Holland Taylor
Director: Amy Glazer
Writers: Sylvia Brownrigg and Sedge Thomson and Ann Cummins and Amy Glazer and Vijay Rajan
Distributor: Hammond Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Icon Cinemas in Albuquerque, the Cinemas Entertainment 10 in Chicago, the Emagine 18 in Canton MI, the Valley View 16 in Dallas, the Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the Lakeville 21 in Lakeville MN, the Monroe 12 in Mornoe WA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Riverbank 12 in Riverbank CA and the Plant 16 in Van Nuys CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

No Greater Love
Logline: Documents the combat deployment of the “No Slack” Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, through the eyes of the unit’s Chaplain.
Director: Justin Roberts
Distributor: Atlas Distribution
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and the Yakima Cinemas in Yakima WA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Other Side of Hope
Logline: A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland. In English and in Arabic and Finnish with subtitles
Featuring: Sherwan Haji, Dome Karukoski, Sakari Kuosmanen, Kati Outinen, Ville Virtanen
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Writer: Aki Kaurismäki
Distributor: Janus Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Forum and the Walter Reade Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Rosa Chumbe
Logline: After her daughter walks out, leaving a small baby behind, a hard-drinking police officer finds her worldviews changed. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Cindy Díaz, Liliana Trujillo
Director: Jonatan Relayze
Writers: Jonatan Relayze and Christopher Vasquez, story by Jonatan Relayze
Distributor: The African Diaspora International Film Festival
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 75 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Shape of Water
Logline: A lonely, deaf janitor finds an unlikely love with an other worldly creature at the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works.
Featuring: Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, story by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Square 13 in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language
Running Time: 123 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sins of the Flesh
Logline: Love, revenge, passion and the misuse of power amongst four people living on a farm during the Egyptian revolution. In Arabic with subtitles
Featuring: Mahmoud El-Beezawi, Nahed El Sebaï, Ahmad Abdallah Mahmoud, Zaki Fateen Abdel Wahab
Director: Khaled El Hagar
Writer: Khaled El Hagar
Distributor: The African Diaspora International Film Festival
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 125 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Slumber
Logline: A sleep doctor tries to protect a family from a demon that feeds on people in their nightmares.
Featuring: William Hope, Will Kemp, Honor Kneafsey, Sylvester McCoy, Maggie Q
Director: Jonathan Hopkins
Writers: Jonathan Hopkins and Richard Hobley
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Bradenton 20 in Bradenton FL, the Conyers Crossing 16 in Conyers GA, the Crestwood 18 in Crestwood IL, the Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Solon 16 in Solon OH, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI and the CityWalk 19 in Universal City CA
MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing material, and language
Running Time: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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The Swindlers
Logline: Unlikely allies from different sides of the law work together to achieve their common goal: trapping the world’s most legendary con man. In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: Hyun Bin, Yoo Ji-Tae, Nana Ahn Sae-Ha, Bae Seong-Woo, Park Sung-Woong,
Director: Jang Chang-Won
Writer: Jang Chang-Won
Distributor: Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Pearlridge West 16 in Aiea HI, the Boston Common 19 in Boston, the CGV Cinemas in Buena Park CA, the Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas in Calgary, the Cineplex SilverCity Coquitlam in Coquitlam BC, the Edgewater Cinemas in Edgewater NJ, the Towne Center 10 in Fairfax VA, the Federal Way 16 in Federal Way WA, the Fullerton 20 in Fullerton CA, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, the Studio 30 in Houston, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Sugarloaf Mills 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles, the Alderwood Mall 16 in Lynwood WA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Niles 12 in Niles IL, the Plymouth Meeting Mall 12 in Plymouth Meeting PA, the Ridgefield Park 12 in Ridgefield Park NJ, the Fashion Valley 18 in San Diego, the Van Ness 14 in San Francisco, and the Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk and the Cineplex Cinemas Yonge Dundas in Toronto
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 117 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide
Logline: Documents the life and death of New York artist and photographer Ruth Litoff, and her sister’s struggle to come to terms with her tragic suicide.
Director: Hope Litoff
Distributor: Double Exposure/HBO Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Tad The Lost Explorer And The Secret Of King Midas
Logline: A most awkward explorer must rescue his beloved from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas’ necklace.
Featuring the voices of: Joseph Balderrama, Alex Kelly, Ramon Tikaram, Gemma Whelan, Trevor White
Directors: David Alonso and Enrique Gato
Writers: Jordi Gasull and Neil Landau and Javier López Barreira, based on the comic book created by Javier López Barreira and Gorka Magallón
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: PG for action and some rude humor
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Tribes of Palos Verdes (IFC)
Logline: When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, a young woman attempts to surf her way to happiness.
Featuring: Cody Fern, Jennifer Garner, Justin Kirk, Maika Monroe, Noah Silver
Directors: Emmett Malloy and Brendan Malloy
Writer: Karen Croner, based on the novel by Joy Nicholson
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for drug use, language throughout and some sexual content
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

24 Hours to Live
Logline: After a mercenary dies in a brutal firefight, a new regenerative surgery gives him a second chance at life and another shot at redemption.
Featuring: Paul Anderson, Nathalie Boltt, Liam Cunningham, Rutger Hauer, Ethan Hawke
Director: Brian Smrz
Writers: Zach Dean and Jim McClain and Ron Mita
Distributor: Saban Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence throughout, language and some drug use
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Voyeur
Logline: Journalism icon Gay Talese reports on Gerald Foos, the Colorado motel owner who allegedly secretly watched his guests with the aid of specially designed ceiling vents, peering down from an “observation platform” he built in the motel’s attic.
Directors: Myles Kane and Josh Koury
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Wonder Wheel
Logline: On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.
Featuring: James Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Distributor: Amazon Studios
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center, the City Cinemas 123 and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic content including some sexuality, language and smoking
Running Time: 101 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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