The Early Report for January 19th, 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 13 new openers in theatres for the week of January 19th, 2018.

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Beuys
Logline: Documents the life of 20th century German sculptor and performance artist Joseph Beuys. In English and in German with subtitles
Director: Andres Veier
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: 111 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Friday January 19, 2018

The Final Year
Logline: Documents the final year of President Barack Obama’s Presidency as he and his foreign policy team set out to define their legacy, promote diplomacy and react to the unexpected rise of Donald Trump.
Director: Greg Barker
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the State Theater in Ann Arbor MI, the Spectrum 8 in Albany NY, the Grail Moviehouse 3 in Asheville NC, the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, the Shattuck 10 in Berkeley CA, the Palace Picture House in Chattanooga, the Studio Movie Grill Chatham in Chicago, the Cedar Lee Theatres in Cleveland Heights OH, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Fort Wayne Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids MI, the Real Art Ways Cinema in Hartford CT, the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Osio Theater in Monterey CA, the IFC Film Center and the Landmark at 57 West in New York City, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz CA, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Proctors Arts Center in Schenectady NY, the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle, the Tivoli Theatre in University City MO, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles and the Barnyard Cinemas in Winthrop WA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Kangaroo
Logline: Documents Australians’ love/hate relationship with its beloved icon
Directors: Kate McIntyre Clere and Michael McIntyre
Distributor: Hopping Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Mama Africa
Logline: Documents the life and career of Miriam Makeba, the first African musician to become a true international star. In English and in French iwth subtitles
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Distributor: ArtMattan Productions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and the Wilmette Theatre in Wilmette IL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Logline:
Featuring the voices of: Yûki Amami, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hikari Mitsushima, Hana Sugisaki. English language voices by Ruby Barnhill, Ewen Bremner, Jim Broadbent, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Kate Winslet
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Writers: Riko Sakaguchi and Hiromasa Yonebayashi, based on the book “The Little Broomstick” by Mary Stewart. English language translation by David Freedman and Lynda Freedman
Distributor: GKIDS
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at
the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG for some action and thematic elements
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Midnight Man
Logline: A girl plays a game with her friends and summons the creature known as the Midnight Man, who uses their worst fears against them.
Featuring: Robert Englund, Emily Haine, Summer H. Howell, Lin Shaye, Kyle Strauts
Director: Travis Zariwny
Writers: Travis Zariwny and Rob Kennedy
Distributor: IFC Midnight
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline MA, the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood, the IFC Film Center in New York City, the Roxy Theatre in Philadelphia, the Cinema Salem in Salem MA and the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 103 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Mom and Dad
Logline: A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.
Featuring: Selma Blair, Nicolas Cage, Lance Henriksen, Anne Winters
Director: Brian Taylor
Writer: Brian Taylor
Distributor: Momentum Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria VA, the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Chartiers Valley 18 in Bridgeville PA, the Freshpond 10 in Cambridge MA, the Cherry Hills 24 in Cherry Hills NJ, the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago, the Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Westgate 20 in Glendale AZ, Westbank Palace 16 in Harvey LA, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the Palms 14 in Las Vegas, the O Cinema Wynwood in Miami, the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA, the Zeitgeist Arts Center in New Orleans, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Orange Park 24 in Orange Park FL, the Owings Mills 17 in Owings Mills MD, the Perry Crossing 18 in Plainfield IN, the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana CA, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe NM, the Solon 16 in Solon OH, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami FL, the Valley Art Theatre in Tempe AZ and the Westminster Promenade 24 in Westminster CO
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing horror violence, language throughout, some sexual content/nudity and teen drug use
Running Time: 123 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Road Movie
Logline: A stunning compilation of video footage shot exclusively via the deluge of dashboard cameras that populate Russian roads. In Russian with subtitles
Director: Dmitrii Kalashnikov
Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Mesquite 30 in Dallas, the SIE Film Center in Denver, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in El Paso TX, the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Cinema in Katy TX, the Acme Screening Room in Lambertville NJ, the Madison 6 in Madison WI, the Empire 25 and the Quad Cinema in New York City, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, the Hitchcock Theatre in Santa Barbara CA, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL, the Center for Contemporary Arts Theatre in Santa Fe NM, the Royal Theatre in Toronto, the West End Cinemas in Washington DC and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Yonkers NY
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 67 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Showdown in Manila
Logline: Two private detectives assemble a team of daredevils to take down an international group of terrorists.
Featuring: Tia Carrere, Mark Dacascos, Olivier Gruner, Alexander Nevsky, Cynthia Rothrock, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Casper Van Dien, Don “The Dragon” Wilson
Director: Mark Dacascos
Writer: Craig Hamann, story by Craig Hamann and Mark Dacascos and Alexander Nevsky
Distributor: ITN Distribution
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Small Town Crime
Logline: An alcoholic ex-cop finds the body of a young woman and, through an act of self-redemption, becomes hell-bent on finding the killer.
Featuring: Anthony Anderson, Robert Forster, John Hawkes, Octavia Spencer
Directors: Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms
Writers: Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms
Distributor: Saban Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Cinemas and the Highland 10 in Austin, the Freshpond 10 in Cambridge MA, the Tower City 11 in Cleveland, the Cinema Detroit in Detroit, the Screenland at Tapcade Cinema in Kansas City MO, the Los Feliz 3 in Los Angeles, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Filmbar in Phoenix AZ and the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language and some sexual references
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan
Logline: Documents the life of the visionary architect (mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright), his rival Daniel Burnham (architect of the Flatiron Building) and how their rivalry changed the future of how cities were built.
Director: Manfred Kirchheimer
Distributor: Cinema Guild
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

This Giant Paper Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy
Logline: Three ordinary guys are thrust into a parallel world of an old Sci-Fi movie.
Featuring: Christian Nicolson, Sez Niederer, Daniel Pujol, Lewis Roscoe, Joseph Wycoff
Director: Christian Nicolson
Writers: Andrew Beszant and Christian Nicolson
Distributor: Little Hero Productions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and the Chelsea Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Victor Goodview
Logline: One man must prove he is greater than the sum of his vices while fighting a losing battle against loneliness, destitution & a nasty bout of constipation.
Featuring: Kenny Borland, Kathleen Margo, Lucy Peterson, Winston Shaw, Jaime Sloan
Director: Vincent Turturro
Writer: Vincent Turturro
Distributor: Troma Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Expanding today
1945: Opens at the Tivoli Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona AZ and the Theatre N in Wilmington DE
Bombshell: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Palm Desert 10 in Palm Desert CA
Call Me By Your Name: Expands to 400 plus locations
Dim the Fluorescents: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills
Django: Opens a thte Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: Opens at the Shirlington 7 in Arlington VA, the Midtown Art Cinemas and the Phipps Plaza 14 in Atlanta, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Palace 20 in Boca Raton FL, the Living Room Theaters and the Shadowood Square 16 in Boca Raton FL, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Boynton Beach 14 in Boynton Beach FL, the the Brick Plaza 10 in Brick NJ, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Danbury 16 in Danbury CT, the Paradise 24 in Davie FL, the Movies Del Ray in Delray Beach FL, the East Hanover 12 in East Hanover NJ, the the Monmouth Mall 15 in Eatontown NJ, the Angelika Film Center Mosaic in Fairfax VA, the Renaissance Place Cinemas in Highland Park IL, the Movies of Lake Worth 4 in Lake Worth FL, the Lincolnshire Stadium 15 in Lincolnshire IL, the Manville 12 in Manville NJ, the South Beach 18 in Miami Beach FL, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Cinearts at Palo Alto Square in Palo Alto CA, the Garden State 16 in Paramus NJ, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, Downtown 16 in Pleasant Hill CA, the Angelika Carmel Mountain 12 and the Fashion Valley 18 in San Diego, the Regency Cinemas 6 in San Rafael CA, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Stony Brook 17 in Stony Brook NY, the Seacourt 10 in Toms River NJ, the Voorhees 16 in Voorhees NJ, the Palisades Center 21 in West Nyack NY and the Roosevelt Raceway 10 in Westbury NY
Freak Show: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
Humor Me: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and the Town Center 5 in Encino CA
In the Fade: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Marketplace 6 in Long Beach CA and the Cinema 21 in Portland OR
My Art: Opens at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills
Porto: Opens at the Texas Theatre in Dallas
Rebels on Pointe: Opens at the Lark Theatre in Larkspur CA
The Revival: Opens at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills
Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City

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