The Early Report for March 14, 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 March 16th, 2018.

Friday March 16, 2018

Allure
Logline: A house cleaner meets a teenaged girl and convinces her to run away and live with her in secret.
Featuring: Joe Cobden, Denis O’Hare, Maxim Roy, Julia Sarah Stone, Evan Rachel Wood
Directors: Carlos Sanchez and Jason Sanchez
Writers: Carlos Sanchez and Jason Sanchez
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood and the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Apartment 212
Logline: Fleeing an abusive relationship, a small-town girl has trouble starting over again in the big city. But it is hard to start over when something is eating you while you sleep… one painful bite at a time.
Featuring: Kyle Gass, Chris Johnson, Sally Kirkland, Penelope Mitchell
Director: Haylar Garcia
Writers: Kathryn Gould and Jim Brennan and Haylar Garcia
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinemas Entertainment 10 in Chicago, the SIE Film Center in Denver, the Gloucester Cinema in Gloucester MA, the Windchimes 8 in Houston, the Lakeville Cinemas in Lakeville MN, the State Theater of Modesto in Modesto CA, the Galaxy Cinemas in Monroe WA, the Royal Oak Theatre in Royal Oak MI, the Center Cinemas in Rutherford NJ and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating:
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Augie
Logline: Documents the life story of Augie Nieto, the “Steve Jobs of the fitness industry,” and how his life changed after being diagnosed with ALS
Director: James Keach
Distributor: PCH Films
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: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Dear Dictator
Logline: When political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge with his pen pal, a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America, and teaches her how to start a revolution and overthrow the “mean girls” in her high school.
Featuring: Jason Biggs, Michael Caine, Seth Green, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush
Directors: Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse
Writers: Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse
Distributor: Cinedigm
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago and the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Demon House
Logline: A documentary filmmaker buys a supposedly haunted house in order to film what he’s been told is “the most authenticated case of possession in American history.”
Director: Zak Bagans
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Emagine 18 in Canton MI, the Northfield 18 in Denver, the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood, the Emagine 21 in Lakeville MN, the Palms 14 in Las Vegas, the Diamond Center 16 in Mentor OH, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Montgomeryville 12 in Montgomeryville PA, the Streets of Woodfield 20 in Schaumburg IL, the Veterans Expressway 24 in Tampa and the Arizona Mills 25 in Tempe AZ
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 111 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Family Blood
Logline: A recovering drug addict moves her two teenage children to New York City, where she falls for a man with a different kind of addiction.
Featuring: Ajiona Alexus, Colin Ford, Eloise Lushina, James Ransone, Vinessa Shaw
Director: Sonny Mallhi
Writers: Sonny Mallhi and Nick Savvides
Distributor: Blumhouse
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Flower
Logline: A sexually curious teen forms an unorthodox kinship with her mentally unstable stepbrother.
Featuring: Zoey Deutch, Dylan Gelula, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker, Joey Morgan, Adam Scott
Director: Max Winkler
Writers: Alex McAulay and Max Winkler and Matt Spicer
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Union Square 14 in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for crude sexual content and language throughout, graphic nude drawings, some drug content, and a brief violent image
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Furlough
Logline: When an inmate is granted one weekend out of prison to see her dying mother, a rookie correction officer struggles to keep her under control.
Featuring: La La Anthony, Whoopi Goldberg, Melissa Leo, Anna Paquin, Edgar Ramirez, Tessa Thompson
Director: Laurie Collyer
Writer: Barry Strugatz
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: R for a brief sexual reference
Running Time: 83 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Happys
Logline: Twenty-one year old Tracy walks in on her boyfriend Mark having sex with a man and decides to leave him. After assessing her limited options, she returns to Mark with a deal: if he agrees to marry her, she’ll forget the incident ever happened.
Featuring: Amanda Bauer, Jack DePew, Janeane Garofalo, Melissa McBride, Rhys Ward
Directors: Tom Gould and John Serpe
Writers: Tom Gould and John Serpe
Distributor: Indican Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

I Can Only Imagine
Logline: The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.
Featuring: Trace Adkins, Madeline Carroll, J. Michael Finley, Cloris Leachman, Dennis Quaid
Directors: Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin
Writers: Jon Erwin and Brent McCorkle, story by Alex Cramer
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements including some violence
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Josie
Logline: A solitary man living a dull existence in the sleepy, Southern town raises eyebrows when he develops a questionable relationship with a recently transplanted high school student.
Featuring: Daeg Faerch, Kurt Fuller, Jack Kilmer, Dylan McDermott, Sophie Turner
Director: Eric England
Writer: Anthony Ragnone II
Distributor: Screen Media Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Cinema Detroit in Detroit, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Screenland Crossroads Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Cinema Village in New York CIty, the Universal Cineplex 20 in Orlando, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe NM and the Veterans Expressway 20 in Tampa
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Journey’s End
Logline: In Northern France, on the front lines of World War I, a group of British soldiers await their fate as their C.O. starts to mentally disintegrate.
Featuring: Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Sam Claflin, Toby Jones, Tom Sturridge
Director: Saul Dibb
Writer: Simon Reade, based on the play and novel by R.C. Sherriff
Distributor: Good Deed Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark at 57 West in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for some language and war images
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Keep the Change
Logline: Two people with autism meet and fall in love while attending a support group.
Featuring: Samantha Elisofon, Brandon Polansky, Jessica Walter
Director: Rachel Israel
Writer: Rachel Israel
Distributor: Kino Lorber Films
Opening Week Release Pattern:
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

No Light and No Land Anywhere
Logline: Grieving her mother’s death and her own failing marriage, a young woman boards a plane from London to Los Angeles in search of the estranged father who abandoned her when she was three.
Featuring: Gemma Brockis, Kent Osborne, Jennifer LaFleur, David Sullivan
Director: Amber Sealey
Writer: Amber Sealey
Distributor: Part Participation Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 75 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Our Blood is Wine
Logline: Documents the efforts of a group of Georgian farmers as they explore the rebirth of 8,000 year old winemaking traditions almost lost during the period of Soviet rule. In English and in Georgian with subtitles
Director: Emily Railsback
Distributor: Music Box Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 78 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Ramen Heads
Logline: Documents Japan’s reigning king of ramen, Osamu Tomita, taking audiences deep into his world by revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles along with his relentless search for the highest-quality ingredients. In Japanese with subtitles
Director: Koki Shigeno
Distributor: Gunpowder and Sky
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark at 57 West in New York City and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

7 Days in Entebbe
Logline: In 1976, an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris is hijacked and forced to land at an airport in Uganda.
Featuring: Nonso Anozie, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, Ben Schnetzer
Director: José Padilha
Writer: Gregory Burke
Distributor: Focus Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: 750 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, some thematic material, drug use, smoking and brief strong language
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamoprhic (2.39:1)

Tilt
Logline: An unemployed documentary filmmaker’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic in the months after his wife becomes pregnant.
Featuring: Joseph Cross, Jessy Hodges, C.S. Lee, Shelley Mitchell, Alexia Rasmussen
Director: Kasra Farahani
Writers: Kasra Farahani and Jason O’Leary
Distributor: The Orchard/Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Us and Them
Logline: Angry and frustrated, a working class man aims to kick start a revolution by turning the tables on the establishment with a deadly game of chance.
Featuring: Carolyn Backhouse, Tim Bentinck, Sophie Colquhoun, Jack Roth, Andrew Tiernan
Director: Joe Martin
Writers: Joe Martin
Distributor: Into the Woods
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 83 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Yesterday Went With Yesterday
Logline: A family, separated by civil strife, is reunited, and a man learns to trust by facing his worst memories. In English and in Arabic with subtitles
Featuring: Issam Al Achkar, Nancy Matar, Mazin Saba
Director: Issam B. Makdissy
Writer: Issam B. Makdissy
Distributor: Normak Movie Productions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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