The Early Report for January 9, 2018

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 21 new openers in theatres for the week of January 12th, 2018.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Agnyaathavaasi: Prince in Exile
Logline: The exiled heir to a billionaire masquerades as an employee at his father’s company to find out who murdered his father. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Aadhi, Anu Emmanuel, Boman Irani, Pawan Kalyan, Keerthi Suresh
Director: Trivikram Srinivas
Writer: Trivikram Srinivas
Distributor: Los Angeles Telugu
Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 162 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Friday January 12, 2018

Abe’s Last Poker Game
Logline: Dr. Abe Mandelbaum has just moved into a new manor with his ailing wife. After forming an unlikely friendship with a womanizing gambler, their relationship is tested when they each try to convince a mysterious nurse that they are her long-lost father.
Featuring: Maria Dizzia, Pamela Dubin, Martin Landau, Paul Sorvino
Director: Howard Weiner
Writer: Howard Weiner
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Acts of Violence
Logline: Three Midwestern brothers, a crime lord, and an incorruptible cop are on a deadly collision course when the youngest brother’s fiancée is kidnapped by human traffickers.
Featuring: Shawn Ashmore, Melissa Bolona, Sophia Bush, Mike Epps, Cole Hauser, Ashton Holmes, Bruce Willis
Director: Brett Donowho
Writer: Nicolas Aaron Mezzanatto
Distributor: Lionsgate Premiere
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and in additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language throughout, sexuality/nudity and drug material
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Ang Larawan
Logline: Two impoverished sisters anguish over whether or not to sell a painting, the final masterpiece by their recluse father. In Filipino and Tagalog with subtitles
Featuring: Rachel Alejandro, Joanna Ampil, Paulo Avelino, Sandino Martin, Cris Villonco
Director: Loy Arcenas
Writer: Rolando Tinio, based on the play by Nick Joaquin
Distributor: ABS CBN International
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Burbank 16 in Burbank CA, the Carson 13 in Carson CA, the Puente Hills 20 in City of Industry CA, the Daly City 20 in Daly City CA, the Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Orleans 18 in Las Vegas, the Grat Mall 20 in Milpitas CA, the Plaza Bonita 14 in National City CA, the 34th Street 14 in New York City, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the Tanforan 20 in San Bruno CA, the Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, the Union City 25 in Union City CA, the Vallejo 14 in Vallejo CA and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Ang Panday
Logline: A young blacksmith realizes his destiny when a malevolent demon bent on ruling the world unleashes an army of creatures on humanity. In Filipino with subtitles
Featuring: Awra Briguela, Jake Cuenca, McCoy De Leon, Coco Martin
Director: Rodel Nacianceno
Writers: Joel Mercado and Rodel Nacianceno, based on the comic series Panday by Carlo J. Caparas and Steve Gan
Distributor: ABS-CBN International
Opening Week Release Pattern: 125 playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 128 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Azad
Logline: A Muslim immigrant flees The West in hopes of leaving his secretive past behind to implement his vision of creating a New World Order and preventing WWIII from happening. In English and in Urdu with subtitles
Featuring: Asghar Bhatti, Farasat Khan, Sibghat Khan, Warda Khan
Director: Farasat Khan
Writers: Farasat Khan
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: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Condorito: The Movie
Logline: Condorito embarks in a hilarious adventure to save the planet and his loved ones from an evil alien. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring the voices of: Jessica Cediel, Omar Chaparro, Cristián de la Fuente, Jey Mammon, Coco Legrand
Directors: Alex Orrelle and Eduardo Schuldt
Writers: Rodrigo Moraes and Martín Piroyansky and Ishai Ravid
Distributor: Pantalion/Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

A Demon Within
Logline: A skeptical, small town doctor is forced to confront his personal demons in order to save the life of a teenage girl who has become possessed in his family’s old house.
Featuring: Charlene Amoia, Patricia Ashley, Michael Ehlers, Clint Glenn Hummel, Cole Millette
Directors: Ayush Banker and Justin LaReau
Writers: Ayush Banker and Michelle Beyda-Scott and Helene Gonze and Justin LaReau
Distributor: Blue Fox Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Freak Show
Logline: Despite attending an ultra conservative high school, a teenage boy makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.
Featuring: Abigail Breslin, Laverne Cox, Willa Fitzgerald, Alex Lawther, Bette Midler, AnnaSophia Robb
Director: Trudie Styler
Writers: Patrick J. Clifton and Beth Rigazio and James St. James
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Humor Me
Logline: A struggling playwright who is forced to move in with his joke-telling dad in a New Jersey retirement community.
Featuring: Jemaine Clement, Elliott Gould, Ingrid Michaelson, Bebe Neuwirth, Annie Potts
Director: Sam Hoffman
Writer: Sam Hoffman
Distributor: SHOUT! Factor
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Insult
Logline: In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee in court. In Arabic with subtitles
Featuring: Diamand Bou Abboud, Kamel El Basha, Rita Hayek, Adel Karam, Camille Salameh
Director: Ziad Doueiri
Writers: Ziad Doueiri and Joelle Touma
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Lover for a Day
Logline: A young woman returns home after the breakdown of a relationship to discover her father is dating a woman her age. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Éric Caravaca, Louise Chevillotte, Esther Garrel
Director: Philippe Garrel
Writers: Jean-Claude Carrière and Caroline Deruas-Garrel and Philippe Garrel and Arlette Langmann
Distributor: MUBI
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Society of Lincoln Plaza in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 76 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Memories of Underdevelopment
Logline: 50th Anniversary re-release of the landmark Cuban film about a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer who decides to stay in Cuba even though his wife and friends flee to Miami. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Nunez, Omar Valdés
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Writer: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, based on the novel “Memorias del Subdesarrollo” by Edmundo Desnoes
Distributor: Janus Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Mukkabaaz
Logline: A lower caste boxer struggles to make his mark on the boxing world. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan, Jimmy Shergill, Vineet Kumar Singh, Rajesh Tailang
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Writers: Anurag Kashyap and Vineet Kumar Singh and Mukti Singh Srinet and K.D. Satyam and Ranjan Chandel and Prasoon Mishra
Distributor: Eros Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 145 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

My Art
Logline: Escaping the city for a friend’s summer house upstate, an artist Ellie finds inspiration in the out-of-work actors who maintain the grounds.
Featuring: Robert Clohessy, Lena Dunham, Parker Posey, John Rothman, Josh Safdie, Laurie Simmons
Director: Laurie Simmons
Writer: Laurie Simmons
Distributor: Film Movement
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Saturday Church
Logline: A 14 year-old-boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process.
Featuring: Margot Bingham, Luka Kain, Peter Y. Kim, Regina Taylor
Director: Damon Cardasis
Writer: Damon Cardasis
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood and the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sketch
Logline: A thug specialises in planning operations. In Tamil or in Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Tamannaah Bhatia, Soori, Sriman, Vikram
Director: Vijay Chandar
Writer: Vijay Chandar
Distributor: Primetech Inc.
Opening Week Release Pattern: 200 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 154 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Thaana Serndha Kootam
Logline: A group posing as CBI officers executed the fake income tax investigation raid on the Opera House branch of Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri and Sons Jewellers in Mumbai. In Tamil or in Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: RJ Balaji, Ramya Krishnan, Saranya Ponvannan, Keerthi Suresh, Suriya
Director: Vignesh Shivan
Writer: Vignesh Shivan
Distributor: Primetech Inc
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 138 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

 

Vazante
Logline: Confined to a decadent but desolate property in the company of his aging mother-in-law and numerous slaves after the death of his wife, a colonial trader marries his wife’s young niece. In Portuguese with English subtitles
Featuring: Adriano Carvalho, Sandra Corveloni, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Luana Tito Nastas
Director: Daniela Thomas
Writers: Daniela Thomas and Beto Amaral
Distributor: Music Box Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 116 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Wastelander
Logline: In a post-apocalyptic landscape, an ex-soldier wanders in search of his lost home and family.
Featuring: Carol Cardenas, David Morden, Brendan Guy Murphy, Jon Proudstar, Sian Vilaire
Director: Angelo Lopes
Writer: Angelo Lopes
Distributor: Indican Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

What Lies Upstream
Logline: An investigation into a chemical spill spirals into an indictment of the entire system meant to protect drinking water, revealing cover-ups at the highest levels of government.
Director: Cullen Hoback
Distributor: The Film Collaborative
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Expanding today
1945: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
All the Queen’s Horses: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
Birdboy: The Forgotten Childrem: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
Bitter Money: Opens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City
Bombshell: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Red River Theatres in Concord NH, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe NM and the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver WA
Call Me By Your Name: Opens at the Southlands 16 in Aurora CO, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley, the Birmingham Theatre in Birmingham MI, the Paseo Camarillo 3 Camarillo CA, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Cerritos 16 in Cerritos CA, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Showplace 16 in Coon Rapids MN, the Cupertino 16 in Cupertino CA, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Danbury 16 in Danbury CT, the Liberty Tree Mall 20 in Danvers MA, the Eagan 16 in Eagan MN, the Eden Prairie Mall 18 in Eden Prairie MN, the Edina Cinemas and the Southdale 16 in Edina MN, the Bay Street 16 in Emeryville CA, the Coconut Point 16 in Estero FL, the Broadway Metro Cinemas in Eugene OR, the Fitchburg 18 in Fitchburg WI, the Framingham 16 in Framingham MA, the Cypress Creek Station 16 in Ft Lauderdale FL, the Bell Tower 20 and the Merchants Crossing 16 in Fort Myers FL, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Fort Worth TX, the Greenwood Village Cinemas in Greenwood Village CO, the Hamilton 24 in Hamilton NJ, the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the River Oaks Cinema in Houston, the Cinema Arts Centre 3 in Huntington NY, the Huntington Beach 20 in Huntington Beach CA, the Showplace 16 in Inver Grove Heights MN, the Lot Cinema in La Jolla CA, the Yorktown Cinema 18 in Lombard IL, the Marketplace 6 in Long Beach CA, the L.A. Live 14 in Los Angeles, the the Alderwood 16 in Lynnwood WA, the Arbor Lakes Cinemas in Maple Grove MN, the Tysons Corner 16 in Mclean VA, the St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis, the Naperville 16 in Naperville IL, the Silverspot 11 in Naples FL, the Garden Cinema in Norwalk CT, the Northbrook Court 14 in Northbrook IL, the Piedmont 3 in Oakland, the Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto CA, the Garden State 16 in Paramus NJ, the Ritz Five in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Pleasant Hill 16 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Plymouth Meeting 12 in Plymouth Meeting PA, the Living Room Theaters in Portland OR, Downtown 20 in Redwood City CA, the Montgomery Cinemas in Rocky Hill NJ, the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, the Cinearts at Santana Row and the Saratoga 14 in San Jose CA, the Mercado 20 in Santa Clara CA, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Burns Court Cinema in Sarasota FL, the Streets of Woodfield 20 in Schaumburg IL, the Showplace 16 in Schererville IN, the Camelview at Fashion Square 14 in Scottsdale AZ, the Thornton Place 14 in Seattle, the Village Crossing 18 in Skokie IL, the Downtown 10 in Ventura CA, the Voorhees 16 in Voorhees NJ, the Cantera 17 in Warrenville IL, the Georgetown 14 in Washington DC, the Palisades Center 21 in West Nyack NY, the Cityplace 20 in West Palm Beach FL, the Westminster Promenade 24 in Westminster CO and the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL
The Crime of Monsieur Lange: Opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: Opens at the Century Centre Cinemas and the River East 21 in Chicago, the South Coast Village Cinemas in Costa Mesa CA, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Clay Theatre in San Francisco and the Camelview at Fashion Square Cinemas in Scottsdale AZ
Happy End: Opens at the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego and the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco
I, Tonya: Opens at the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas in Frontenac MO
In Between: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills
In the Fade: Opens at the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Real Art Ways Cinemas in Harford, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and the Riviera Theatre in Santa Barbara
Loving Vincent: Opens at the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver
Porto: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago
Quest: Portrait of an American Family: Opens at the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore
Rebels on Pointe: Opens at the Real Art Ways Theatre in Hartford CT
Wait For Your Laugh: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago

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