The Early Report for April 16th, 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 22 new openers in theatres for the week of April 20th, 2018.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

44 Pages
Logline: Documents the history of Highlights magazine, the world’s most popular children’s magazine
Director: Tony Shaaff
Distributor: 44 Pages
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

This Is Our Land
Logline: A working-class single mother in the North of France naively agrees to run for mayor, unaware of her party’s nationalist, anti-immigrant platform. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Émilie Dequenne, André Dussollier, Guillaume Gouix, Catherine Jacob, Anne Marivin
Director: Lucas Belvaux
Writers: Lucas Belvaux and Jérôme Leroy
Distributor: Distrib Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 117 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Beyond the Clouds
Logline: When on the run from the cops, a young man finds his estranged sister. In English and in Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Gautam Ghose, Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan, G. V. Sharada
Director: Majid Majidi
Writers: Majid Majidi and Mehran Kashani
Distributor: ZeeTV
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Le Corbeau
Logline: Salacious accusations swirl as a series of poison pen letters circulates through a small French town. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Micheline Francey, Pierre Fresnay, Jeanne Fusier-Gir, Ginette Leclerc, Héléna Manson
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Writers: Henri-Georges Clouzot and Louis Chavance
Distributor: Rialto Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Corbin Nash
Logline: A rogue police detective in search of his parents killer is murdered and reborn the ultimate killer.
Featuring: Bruce Davison, Corey Feldman, Rutger Hauer, Dean S. Jagger, Malcolm McDowell
Director: Ben Jagger
Writers: Ben Jagger and Dean S. Jagger
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Devil and Father Amorth
Logline: Documents the efforts of Father Gabriele Amortha, official exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, as he performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman.
Director: William Friedkin
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 68 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Duck Duck Goose
Logline: A bachelor goose must form a bond with two lost ducklings as they journey south.
Featuring the voices of: Diedrich Bader, Stephen Fry, Jim Gaffigan, Lance Lim, Greg Proops, Carl Reiner, Reggie Watts, Zendaya
Director: Christopher Jenkins
Writers: Rob Muir and Christopher Jenkins, story by Scott Atkinson and Tegan West and Christopher Jenkins
Distributor: Global Road Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: PG for rude humor and mild action/peril
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Edge of Isolation
Logline: Stranded deep in the woods, a young married couple is taken in by an isolationist family.
Featuring: Judi Barton, Marem Hassler, Michael Marcel, Monte Markham, Alexandra Peters
Director: Jeff Houkal
Writer: Jeff Houkal
Distributor: Indie Rights
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Genesis
Logline: Deep in a subterranean silo, the last remnants of humanity is divided by a caste system that keeps the politicians and scientists away from the rabble and crowd.
Featuring: Warren Brown, Olivia Grant, John Hannah, Chiké Okonkwo, Ed Stoppard
Directors: Freddie Hutton-Mills and Bart Ruspoli
Writers: Freddie Hutton-Mills and Bart Ruspoli
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 114 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Ghost Stories
Logline: An arch skeptic professor embarks upon a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable “hauntings.”
Featuring: Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Andy Nyman, Paul Warren, Paul Whitehouse
Directors: Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman
Writers: Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Godard Mon Amour
Logline: During the making of one of his films, a French film director falls in love with the 17-year old lead actress. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Bérénice Bejo, Grégory Gadebois, Louis Garrel, Micha Lescot, Stacy Martin
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Writer: Michel Hazanavicius, based on the book “Un an après” by Anne Wiazemsky
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark at 57 West and the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

I Feel Pretty
Logline: A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet.
Featuring: Tom Hopper, Busy Philipps, Emily Ratajkowski, Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams
Directors: Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein
Writers: Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein
Distributor: STX Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3250 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, some partial nudity, and language
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Imitation Girl
Logline: An alien takes on the form of an adult film star, and both must learn how to cope with the complexities of being human. In English and in Persian with subtitles
Featuring: Lauren Ashley Carter, Neimah Djourabchi, Catherine Mary Stewart, Adam David Thompson, Stefanie Woodburn
Director: Natasha Kermani
Writer: Natasha Kermani
Distributor: Epic Pictures Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Nightlight Cinema in Akron OH, the Screening Room in Amherst NY, the Capitol Theatre in Cleveland, the Screenland Crossroad Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Eclipse Theatre in Las Vegas, the Film Bar in Phoenix, the Row House Cinema in Pittsburgh, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Richardson TX, the Digital Gym Cinema in San Diego, the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana CA and the Ark Lodge Cinema in Seattle
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 81 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Kodachrome
Logline: A father and son hit the road in order to reach a photo lab in Kansas, the last one able to process the once-beloved titular photo system, before it closes its doors for good.
Featuring: Wendy Crewson, Bruce Greenwood, Ed Harris, Dennis Haysbert, Elizabeth Olsen, Jason Sudeikis
Director: Mark Raso
Writer: Jonathan Tropper, based on the article written by A.G. Sulzberger
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark at 57 West in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Let’s Kill Grandpa This Christmas
Logline: In an effort to make their holiday wishes come true, a family plots to murder Grandpa.
Featuring: Diana Bologna, George Deihl Jr., Brian Gianci, Robert John Keiber, Mackenzie Westmoreland
Director: Brian Gianci
Writer: Brian Gianci
Distributor: Indie Rights
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Little Pink House
Logline: A small-town nurse emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing their land.
Featuring: Aaron Douglas, Miranda Frigon, Catherine Keener, Callum Keith Rennie, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Director: Courtney Balaker
Writer: Courtney Balaker
Distributor: Dada Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Empire 25 and the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free
Logline: A woman enraptures some of 19th century Europe’s greatest minds, including Friedrich Nietzsche, the poet Rainer Marie Rilke and Sigmund Freud. In German with subtitles
Featuring: Katharina Lorenz, Alexander Scheer, Harald Schrott, Peter Simonischek
Director: Cordula Kablitz-Post
Writers: Cordula Kablitz-Post and Susanne Hertel
Distributor: Cinema Libre
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Super Troopers 2
Logline: When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with establishing a Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.
Featuring: Lynda Carter, Jay Chandrasekhar, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Brian Cox, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Rob Lowe, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Writers: Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme and Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: R for crude sexual content and language throughout, drug material and some graphic nudity
Running Time: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Traffik
Logline: A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang.
Featuring: Omar Epps, William Fichtner, Dawn Olivieri, Paula Patton, Missi Pyle, Roselyn Sanchez
Director: Deon Taylor
Writer: Deon Taylor
Distributor: Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: R for violent and disturbing material, language throughout, some drug use and sexual content
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Vampire Clay
Logline: A plasticine demon devours the denizens of a rural art school. In Japanese with subtitles
Featuring: Ena Fujita, Asuka Kurosawa, Yuyu Makihara, Ryô Shinoda, Momoka Sugimoto, Kyôka Takeda, Kanji Tsuda
Director: Sôichi Umezawa
Writer: Sôichi Umezawa
Distributor: Monument Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Wanderland
Logline: A young man drifts through a weird night trying to make his way home in the Hamptons, coming into contact with a whole host of local oddballs.
Featuring: Victoria Clark, Tate Ellington, Tara Summers, Harris Yulin
Director: Josh Klausner
Writer: Josh Klausner
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

What a Man Wants
Logline: A married man who boasts of having flings for 20 years unintentionally leads his younger sister and her husband to the world of infidelity. In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: Lee El, Shin Ha-kyun, Song Ji-hyo, Lee Sung-min
Director: Byeong-heon Lee
Writers: Byeong-heon Lee and Kyu-sung Jang
Distributor: Next Entertainment World
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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