The Early Report for February 15, 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 19 new openers in theatres for the week of February 9th, 2018.

Wednesday February 14, 2018

Double Lover
Logline: A fragile young woman falls in love with her psychoanalyst, only to discover he is concealing a part of his identity. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Jacqueline Bisset, Myriam Boyer, Jérémie Renier, Dominique Reymond, Marine Vacth
Director: François Ozon
Writers: François Ozon and Philippe Piazzo, based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Idi Naa Love Story
Logline: A budding filmmaker falls for a dying young woman. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Oviya, Tarun
Director: Ramesh Gopi
Writer: Simple Suni
Distributor: Trendy Cinemas
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 145 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Tehran Taboo
Logline: In their desperate search for freedom and happiness, four young people from Tehran, Iran are forced to break the taboos of a restrictive, islamic society. In Farsi with subtitles
Featuring: Negar Mona Alizadeh, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Arash Marandi, Elmira Rafizadeh
Director: Ali Soozandeh
Writers: Ali Soozandeh
Distributor: Kino Lorber Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Friday February 16, 2018

Aiyaary
Logline: A respected colonel hunts down a military intelligence officer who threatens to bring down the Government. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Sidharth Malhotra, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakul Preet Singh
Director: Neeraj Pandey
Writer: Neeraj Pandey
Distributor: Reliance Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 137 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Awe
Logline: Story unknown at this writing. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Srinivas Avasarala, Regina Cassandra, Nithya Menon, Priyadarshi, Eesha Rebba
Director: Prasanth Varma
Writers: Prasanth Varma
Distributor: Nirvana Cinemas
Opening Week Release Pattern: 125 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 140 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Boy Downstairs
Logline: A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex-boyfriend’s apartment building.
Featuring: Diana Irvine, Zosia Mamet, Deirdre O’Connell, Sarah Ramos, Matthew Shear
Director: Sophie Brooks
Writer: Sophie Brooks
Distributor: FilmRise
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual material, brief strong language and drug references
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio:

Detective Chinatown 2
Logline: When the case of a New York Chinatown godfather’s missing son turns into a murder investigation, a detective duo team up again to hunt down the killer. In English and in Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring: Wang Baoqiang, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Liu Haoran, Michael Pitt, Tsumabuki Satoshi, Xiao Yang
Director: Chen Sicheng
Writer: Chen Sicheng
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Pearlridge West 16 in Aiea HI, the Crossgates Mall 18 in Albany NY, the Hoffman 22 in Alexandria VA, the Great Lakes 25 in Auburn Hills MI, the Aventura Mall 24 in Aventura FL, the Gateway Pavilions 18 in Avondale AZ, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Shattuck 10 in Berkeley CA, the Showplace 11 in Bloomington IN, the Boston Common 19 in Boston, the Burbank Town Center 8 in Burbank CA, the Cerritos 16 in Cerritos CA, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Champaign 13 in Champaign IL, the Carolina Pavilion 24 in Charlotte NC, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Puente Hills 20 in City of Industry CA, the Easton Town Center 30 and the Lennox Town Center 24 in Columbus OH, the Concord Mills 24 in Concord NC, the Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino CA, the Daly City 20 in Daly City CA, the Southpoint 17 in Durham NC, the Southdale Center 16 in Edina MN, the Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Valley River Center 15 in Eugene OR, the Federal Way in Federal Way WA, the College Point 12 in Flushing NY, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Hamilton 24 in Hamilton NJ, the Egyptian 24 in Hanover MD, the Waterfront 22 in Homestead PA, the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu, the Gulf Pointe 30 and the Studio 30 in Houston, the Inver Grove Heights 16 in Inver Grove Heights MN, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Regency 24 in Jacksonville FL, the Kapolei 16 in Kapolei HI, the La Jolla 12 in La Jolla CA, the Eastwood 18 in Lansing MI, the Orleans 18 and the Town Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Sugarloaf Mills 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the Town Center 20 in Leawood KS, the Lexington 10 in Lexington KY, the Livonia 20 in Livonia MI, the Cinemark 18 in Los Angeles CA, the Stonybrook 20 in Louisville KY, the Alderwood 16 in Lynnwood WA, the John R 15 in Madison Heights MI, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Great Mall 20 in Milpitas CA, the Southgate Cinemas 10 in Milwaukee, the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park CA, the Southlake Pavilion 24 in Morrow GA, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the 19th Street East 6 and the Empire 25 in New York City, the Norwalk 20 in Norwalk CA, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Oak View 24 in Omaha, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the Waterford Lakes 20 in Orlando FL, the Riverview Plaza 17 in Philadelphia, the Ahwatukee 24 in Phoenix, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Revere 20 in Revere MA, the Ridgefield Park 12 in Ridgefield Park NJ, the Rosemont 18 in Rosemont IL, the Rosedale 14 in Roseville MN, the Grand Palace 22 in Richmond TX, the Rockville Center 13 in Rockville MD, the Laguna Village 12 in Sacramento, the Silverado 16 in San Antonio, the Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the Mercado 20 in Santa Clara CA, the Savoy 16 in Savoy IL, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami FL, the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI, the First Colony 24 in Sugarland TX, the Destiny USA 19 in Syracuse NY, the Veterans 24 in Tampa FL, the Arizona Mills 25 and the Centerpoint 11 in Tempe AZ, the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA, the Southcenter 16 in Tukwila WA, the Union City 25 in Union City CA, the Citywalk 19 in Universal City CA, the Valley View 24 in Valley View OH, the Georgetown 14 in Washington DC, the Wabash Landing 9 in West Lafayette IN and the Westminster 24 in Westminster CO
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 121 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead
Logline: When a series of unusual murders occurs, Detective K and his partner are once again called upon to solve the case. In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: Oh Dal-Soo, Kim Ji-Won, Lee Min-Ki, Kim Myung-Min
Director: Kim Suk-Yoon
Writer: Kim Suk-Yoon, based on characters created by Tak-Hwan Kim
Distributor: Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the CGV Cinemas in Buena Park CA, the Cineplex SilverCity Coquitlam 20 in Coquitlam BC, the Edgewater Multiplex in Edgewater NJ, the Towne Center 10 in Fairfax VA, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Sugarloaf Mills 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles and the Cineplex Empress Walk 10 in Toronto ONT
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Hidden Light
Logline: Following a tragic event, the lives of three men converge in a quest for revenge and redemption.
Featuring: Troy Coward, Jack Jovcic, Jeremy Levi, Sharnya Thomson
Director: Aaron Kamp
Writer: Aaron Kamp
Distributor: Small Voice Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Honor Up
Logline: A drug lord’s lieutenant struggles to maintain the code of honor within his unruly crew after a Harlem shootout.
Featuring: Blackface, Cam’ron, Damon Dash, Smoke DZA, Stacey Dash, Murda Mook, Michael Rispoli, Nicholas Turturro
Director: Damon Dash
Writers: Kevin Barnett and Damon Dash
Distributor: Grindstone Entertainment Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood
MPAA Rating: R for violence, drug use, pervasive language, and some sexual references
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Loveless
Logline: An estranged Russian couple going through a brutal divorce, both having new partners and wanting to start over, until their 12-year-old son disappears after witnessing one of their fights. In Russian with subtitles
Featuring: Andris Keiss, Matvey Novikov, Aleksey Rozin, Maryana Spivak, Marina Vasileva
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Writers: Oleg Negin and Andrey Zvyagintsev
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema 1 2 3 and the Quad Cinemas in New York City, and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, language and a brief disturbing image
Running Time: 127 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Manasuku Nachindi
Logline: A pair of lovers follow their hearts, regardless of the consequences. In Telugu with subtitles
Featuring: Punarnavi Bhupalam, Tridha Choudhury, Amyra Dastur, Sundeep Kishan
Director: Manjula Ghattamaneni
Writer: Manjula Ghattamaneni
Distributor: Trendy Cinemas
Opening Week Release Pattern:
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 150 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Monkey King 3
Logline: While continuing their epic journey to the West, the Monkey King and his companions are taken captive by the Queen of an all-female land, who believes them to be part of an ancient prophecy heralding the fall of her kingdom. In Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring:
Director: Pou-Soi Cheang
Writer: Ning Wen, based on characters created by Cheng’en Wu
Distributor: Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Pearlridge West 16 in Aiea HI, the Bloomington 11 in Bloomington IN, the Boston Common 19 in Boston, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Puente Hills 20 in City of Industry CA, the Lennox Town Center 24 in Columbus OH, the Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino CA, the Daly City 20 in Daly City CA, the Southpoint 17 in Durham NC, the Cinema City Movies 12 in Edmonton ALB, the Fitchburg 18 in Fitchburg WI, the Rio 18 in Gaithersburg MD, the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Inver Grove 16 in Inver Grove Heights MN, the Town Square 18 in Las Vegas, the Markham 13 in Markham ONT, the Atlantic Times Square 14 in Monterey Park, the Forum Cinéma 21 in Montréal QC, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Orange 30 in Orange CA, the Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas in Ottawa ONT, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Eastport 16 in Portland OR, the SilverCity Riverport Cinemas in Richmond BC, the Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, the Van Ness 14 in San Francisco, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami, the Centerpoint 11 in Tempe AZ, the the Cineplex Yonge-Dundas in Toronto, and the Waterfront 22 in West Homestead PA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 114 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Monster Hunt 2
Logline: A monster king embarks on his own journey after departing with his human parents. In Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring: Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tony Yang, Li Yuchun
Director: Raman Hui
Writer: Alan Yuen
Distributor: Asia Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern:
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Nostalgia
Logline: Explores our relationships to the objects, artifacts, and memories that shape our lives, in a mosaic of stories about love and loss.
Featuring: Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, Jon Hamm, Catherine Keener, Nick Offerman, John Ortiz
Director: Mark Pellington
Writers: Mark Pellington and Alex Ross Perry
Distributor: Bleecker Street
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Landmark at 57 West in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for some language
Running Time: 114 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Party
Logline: A woman hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine.
Featuring: Patricia Clarkson, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall
Director: Sally Potter
Writers: Sally Potter and Walter Donohue
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Landmark at 57 West in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for language and drug use
Running Time: 71 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Samson
Logline: After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.
Featuring: Rutger Hauer, Taylor James, Caitlin Leahy, Jackson Rathbone, Lindsay Wagner, Billy Zane
Director: Bruce Macdonald
Writers: Jason Baumgardner and Galen Gilbert and Timothy Ratajczak and Zach Smith, based on the book by God
Distributor: Pure Flix Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and battle sequences
Running Time: 109 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Scent of Rain and Lightning
Logline: When a young woman learns her parents’ killer has been released from jail, she is forced to revisit old wounds while discovering the destructive power of hate and the true cost of family secrets fully revealing themselves.
Featuring: Bonnie Bedelia, Justin Chatwin, Maggie Grace, Maika Monroe, Will Patton, Mark Webber
Director: Blake Robbins
Writers: Jeff Robison and Casey Twenter, based on the novel by Nancy Pickard
Distributor: SP Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood, the North Barrywoods 24 in Kansas City MO and the Quail Springs Mall 24 in Oklahoma City
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language, and some sexual content
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Western
Logline: A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. In English and in Bulgarian and German with subtitles
Featuring: Vyara Borisova, Veneta Fragnova, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek
Director: Valeska Grisebach
Writer: Valeska Grisebach
Distributor: Cinema Guild
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Society at Lincoln Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 119 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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