The Early Report for January 30th, 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 20 new openers in theatres for the week of February 2nd, 2018.

Wednesday January 31, 2018

In the Intense Now
Logline: Documents the people of France, Czechoslovakia, Brazil and China who took part and devoted themselves to the cultural revolutions of the late 1960s. In Czech, French and Portuguese with subtitles
Director: João Moreira Salles
Distributor: Icarus Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 127 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday February 2, 2018

24 Frames
Logline: In the final years of his life, one of cinema’s greatest filmmakers devotes himself to making twenty-four short films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs.
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Distributor: Janus Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 114 minutes
Aspect Ratio:

Before We Vanish
Logline: Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. In Japanese with subtitles
Featuring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Ryuhei Matsuda, Masami Nagasawa, Mahiro Takasugi, Yuri Tsunematsu
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Writers: Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Sachiko Tanaka, based on the play “Sanpo suru shinryakusha” by Tomohiro Maekawa
Distributor: Super LTD
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 127 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Bhaskar Oru Rascal
Logline: Two single parents are drawn together by their kids, who are friends at school. In Tamil with subtiles
Featuring: Amala Paul, Master Raghavan, Aftab Shivdasani, Soori, Arvind Swami
Director: Siddique
Writers: Siddique
Distributor: US Tamil
Opening Week Release Pattern: 125 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 154 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
Logline: Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, a boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change.
Featuring the voices of: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jacob Latimore, China Anne McClain, Ian McShane, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Directors: Khurram H. Alavi, Ayman Jamal
Writers: Alex Kronemer and Michael Wolfe and Khurram Alavi and Yassin Kamel, story by Ayman Jamal
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria VA, the Allentown 16 in Allentown PA, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Gateway Pavilions 18 in Avondale AZ, the Summit 16 in Birmingham AL, the Showcase Cinemas in Bridgeport CT, the Linden Boulevard Multiplex in Brooklyn, the Carolina Pavilion 22 in Charlotte, the Lennox Town Center 24 in Columbus OH, the Concord Mills 24 in Concord NC, the Covina 17 in Covina CA, the Crestwood 18 in Crestwood IL, the North DeKalb Mall 16 in Decatur GA, the Fleming Island 12 in Fleming Island FL, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Westgate 20 in Glendale AZ, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Hamilton 24 in Hamilton NJ, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Regency 24 in Jacksonville, the Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw GA, the Colonial 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the Stonecrest 16 in Lithonia GA, the Arbor Lakes 16 in Maple Grove MN, the Wolfchase Cinema Grill in Memphis, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Moreno Valley 16 in Moreno Valley CA, the Chantilly 13 in Montgomery AL, the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park CA, the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Bricktown 16 in Oklahoma City, the Studio 28 in Olathe KS, the Oakview Plaza 24 in Omaha, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Owings Mills 17 in Owings Mills MD, the Ahwatukee 24, the Christown 14 and the North Valley 16 in Phoenix, the Plainville 20 in Plainville CT, the Providence Place 16 in Providence RI, the Rosemont 18 in Rosemont IL, the Fashion Valley 18 in San Diego, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami FL, the Springdale 18 in Springdale OH, the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI, the Stony Brook 17 in Stony Brook NY, the First Colony 24 in Sugarland TX, the Veterans 24 in Tampa FL, the Arizona Mills 25 in Tempe AZ, the Del Amo 18 and the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA, the Quaker Lane Cinemas in Warwick RI, the Promenade 24 in Westminster CO, the Potomac Mills 18 in Woodbridge VA and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence/warfare and some thematic elements
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Braven
Logline: A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
Featuring: Garret Dillahunt, Stephen Lang, Jason Momoa, Zahn McClarnon, Jill Wagner
Director: Lin Oeding
Writers: Michael Nilon and Thomas Pa’a Sibbett
Distributor: Saban Films/Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar FL, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI, the Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, the Promenade 24 in Westminster CO and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: R for violence and for language throughout including some sexual references
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Cage Fighter
Logline: Documents the life of Joe Carman, a a boiler room worker going through an ongoing custody battle for his four daughters with his chronically ill wife, who continues to competing in the bruising sport of mixed martial arts even though he is pushing middle age.
Director: Jeff Unay
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood and the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 81 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Chalo
Logline: The lives of the citizens of a small town, divided into half by the Tamil and Telugu people, neither who cross the other’s perimeter. In Tamil and Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Viva Harsha, Achyuth Kumar, Rashmika Mandanna, Naresh, Naga Shaurya
Director: Venky Kudumula
Writer: Venky Kudumula
Distributor: Sarigama Cinemas
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 150 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A Fantastic Woman
Logline: After her lover suddenly falls ill and passes away, a transgendered singer is treated with suspicion, harsh judgment and discrimination by the dead man’s family. In Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Luis Gnecco, Aline Kuppenheim, Francisco Reyes, Nicolás Saavedra, Daniela Vega
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Writer: Sebastián Lelio
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content, nudity and a disturbing assault
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Humble Politician Nograj
Logline: A narcissistic crazy politician exploits his city and its resources. In English and in Kannada with subtitles
Featuring: Vijay Chendoor, Sruthi Hariharan, Roger Narayan, Danish Sait, Sumukhi Suresh
Director: Saad Khan
Writers: Danish Sait and Saad Khan
Distributor: SSIT Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 149 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A Lesson in Cruelty
Logline: A power egomaniac is thrown a party, but the attendees have every intention of not honoring the hated man but to teach him a cruel lesson.
Featuring: Lorenzo Antonucci, Martin Copping, Tony Demil, William E. Harris, Justin LeBrun
Director: Alex Salazar
Writer: Gregory P. Wolk
Distributor: Indie Rights
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 72 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Lies We Tell
Logline: A trusted driver must deal with his dead boss’s Muslim mistress, her dark past pulling him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband.
Featuring: Mark Addy, Gabriel Byrne, Sibylla Deen, Harvey Keitel, Jan Uddin
Director: Mitu Misra
Writers: Ewen Glass and Andy McDermott, story by Mitu Misra
Distributor: Bradford International Film Associates
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: 109 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Living Among Us
Logline: When a news crew is sent to interview a family of supposed vampires, it realizes that its in for far more than it bargained for.
Featuring: Esmé Bianco, John Heard, Andrew Keegan, Thomas Ian Nicholas, William Sadler
Director: Brian A. Metcalf
Writer: Brian A. Metcalf
Distributor: Red Compass Media
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: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Music of Silence
Logline: Born with a serious eye condition that eventually leads to his blindness, a young singer rises above his challenges, driven by great ambitions towards his passion.
Featuring: Antonio Banderas, Jordi Mollà, Toby Sebastian
Director: Michael Radford
Writers: Anna Pavignano and Michael Radford
Distributor: AMBI Distribution
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: 126 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren
Logline: A tribal leader goes to the city and also lives in the forest with his tribal community who follow a distinct set of rules. In Tamil with subtitles
Featuring: Viji Chandrasekhar, Gautham Karthik, Niharika Konidela, Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathrie Shankar
Director: Arumuga Kumar
Writer: Arumuga Kumar
Distributor: Made Media
Opening Week Release Pattern: 125 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 138 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Scorched Earth
Logline: A bounty hunter tracks down criminals in a post-apocalyptic Earth.
Featuring: Stephanie Bennett, Gina Carano, Patrick Gilmore, John Hannah, Alisha Newton, Ryan Robbins
Director: Peter Howitt
Writers: Kevin Leeson and Bobby Mort
Distributor: Cinedigm Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: R for violence and some language
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Street Lights
Logline: A Crime Branch police office faces thrilling events during his pursuit to solve a mystery. In Malayalam with subtitles
Featuring: Dharmajan Bolgatty, Mammootty, Joy Mathew, Hareesh Perumanna, Soubin Shahir
Director: Shamdat Sainudeen
Writer: Fawaz Mohamed
Distributor: Zee Studios
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 145 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Touch Chesi Chudu
Logline: A young man, desperate to become a police officer, winds up getting embroiled in a plot to pose as his lookalike in order to re-capture an infamous criminal from rogue cops. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Seerat Kapoor, Raashi Khanna, Murali Sharma, Ravi Teja
Director: Vikram Sirikonda
Writer: Deepak Raj, story by Vakkantham Vamsi
Distributor: Blue Sky
Opening Week Release Pattern: 125 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 144 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Wastlander
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: Exclusive to the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Winchester
Logline: An eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by her family’s Winchester repeating rifle.
Featuring: Jason Clarke, Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook
Directors: Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig
Writers: Tom Vaughan and Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig
Distributor: Lionsgate/CBS Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, drug content, some sexual material and thematic elements
Running Time: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Expanding today
Bombshell: Opens at the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Miami Beach FL
Bucky and the Squirrels: Opens at the Alhambra Renaissance 14 in Alhambra CA, the Gateway Pavilions 18 in Avondale AZ, the Chino Hills 18 in Chino Hills CA, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the Long Beach 26 in Long Beach CA, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Metro Center 12 and the North Valley 16 in Phoenix, and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
A Ciambra: Opens at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
Call Me By Your Name: Opens at the Historic Howell Theater in Howell MI, the State Theatre in Modesto CA, the Capri Community Film Society in Montgomery AL, the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport RI and the Digital Gym Cinema in San Diego
Django: Opens a tht e Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas @ Great Hills in Austin, the Lincoln Square 16 in Bellevue WA, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Fort Worth TX, the Marina Marketplace 6 in Marina Del Rey CA, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, the
Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz CA, the Pacific Place 11 and the Seattle 10 in Seattle
The Final Year: Opens at the Frontier Cafe Cinema in Brunswick ME, the Hopewell Theater in Hopewell NJ, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Little Cinema at Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield MA and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
The Florida Project: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta and the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
Happy End: Opens at the Spectrum Cinemas in Albany NY, the Highridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Tikahtnu 16 in Anchorage AK, the Tara 4 in Atlanta, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak MI, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento, the Burns Court Cinema in Sarasota FL and the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe
Have a Nice Day: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, the UWM Union Theatre in Milwaukee and the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
Icarus: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills
In the Fade: Opens at the Grail Moviehouse in Asheville NC, the Ballantyne Village 5 in Charlotte, the Webster Place 11 in Chicago, the Bijou Art Cinema in Eugene OR, the the Woodland Cinemas in Grand Rapids MI, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Studio C! in Okemos MI, the Crossroads Cinema in Portage MI, the CinemaSalem 4 in Salem MA, the West End Cinemas in Washington DC adn the Aperature Cinema in Winston-Salem
In Syria: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago
The Insult: Opens at the Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Washington DC, the Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Landmark at 57 West in New York City, the Ritz East Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis
Porto: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake Cinemas in Denver
The Road Movie: Opens at the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, the Lyric Theatre in Fort Collins CO and the Mayfair Theater in Ottawa ON
The Sacrifice: Opens at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
Shot in the Dark: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
Strong Island: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City
Vazante: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

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