The Early Report for April 24th, 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 April 27th, 2018.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Adventures in Public School
Logline: A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother’s wishes.
Featuring: Daniel Doheny, Judy Greer, Andrew McNee, Grace Park, Russell Peters, Siobhan Williams
Director: Kyle Rideout
Writers: Josh Epstein and Kyle Rideout
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs
Logline: Documents the life of the 20th Century political hero, who helped shaped the views of progressives from FDR to Bernie Sanders.
Director: Yale Strom
Distributor: First Run Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Time and Space Limited Theatre in Hudson NY and the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio:

Ava
Logline: The life of a high school girl in Iran becomes more complicated after her mother catches her in an act of rebellion.In Persian with subtitles
Featuring: Vahid Aghapoor, Houman Hoursan, Mahour Jabbari, Bahar Noohianm Leili Rashidi
Director: Sadaf Foroughi
Writer: Sadaf Foroughi
Distributor: Grasshopper Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 103 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Backstabbing for Beginners
Logline: A young program coordinator at the United Nations stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq’s oil reserves.
Featuring: Jacqueline Bisset, Theo James, Ben Kingsley, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson
Director: Per Fly
Writers: Per Fly and Daniel Pyne, based on the novel by Michael Soussan
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino CA and the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, and some violence
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Cold Water
Logline: On the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s, two teenage lovers find their open rebellion against their family and society threatens to tear them apart when the young lady is sent to an institution by her parents. In English and in French and Hungarian with subtitles
Featuring: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Cyprien Fouquet, Virginie Ledoyen, László Szabó
Director: Olivier Assayas
Writer: Olivier Assayas
Distributor: Janus Films
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 (1.85:1)

Disobedience
Logline: A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend.
Featuring: Cara Horgan, Anton Lesser, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola, Rachel Weisz
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Writers: Sebastián Lelio and Sebastián Lelio, based on the novel by Naomi Alderman
Distributor: Bleecker Street
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center, the City Cinemas 1 2 3 and the Lincoln Square 13 in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexuality
Running Time: 114 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Duck Butter
Logline: Two women, who are dissatisfied with the dishonesty they see in dating and relationships, decide to make a pact to spend 24 hours together hoping to find a new way to create intimacy.
Featuring: Hong Chau, Laia Costa, Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, Kumail Nanjiani, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman
Director: Miguel Arteta
Writers: Miguel Arteta and Alia Shawkat
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Escape of Prisoner 614
Logline: Two inept, small-town Sheriff’s Deputies catch an escaped prisoner that they believe was wrongly convicted.
Featuring: Jake McDorman, Ron Perlman, George Sample III, Martin Starr
Director: Zach Golden
Writer: Zach Golden
Distributor: Saban Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for smoking throughout, and for language
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The House of Tomorrow
Logline: A sheltered, socially-awkward teen becomes friends with a green-haired heart transplant patient who introduces him to punk rock.
Featuring: Maude Apatow, Ellen Burstyn, Asa Butterfield, Nick Offerman, Alex Wolff
Director: Peter Livolsi
Writers: Peter Livolsi
Distributor: Shout! Factory
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI and the Valley Art Cinemas in Tempe AZ
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Jet Trash
Logline: After crossing a London gangster, two British women hide out on a beach in Southern India.
Featuring: Adelayo Adedayoi, Sofia Boutella, Osy Ikhile,Jasper Pääkkönen, Craig Parkinson, Robert Sheehan
Director: Charles Henri Belleville
Writers: Dan M. Brown and Simon Lewis, based on the novel “Go” by Lewis
Distributor: Indican Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Kings
Logline: The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.
Featuring: Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, Rachel Hilson, Lamar Johnson, Kaalan Rashad Walker
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Writer: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Santa Anita 16 in Arcadia CA, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the White Marsh 16 in Baltimore, the Baton Rouge 16 in Baton Rouge, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Regency 20 in Brandon FL, the Brentwood 14 in Brentwood CA, the Westdale 12 in Cedar Rapids IA, the Carolina Pavilion 22 in Charlotte NC, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Ford City 14 and the Galewood 14 in Chicago, the Cicero 14 in Cicero IL, the Puente Hills 20 in City of Industry CA, the Clifton Commons 16 in Clifton NY, the Easton Town Center 30 and the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Concord Mills 24 in Concord NC, the Cordova Cinemas in Cordova TN, the Crestwood 18 in Crestwood IL, the Fairlane 21 in Dearborn MI, the North DeKalb Mall 16 in Decatur GA, the Northfield 18 in Denver, the Southpoint 17 in Durham NC, the Edinburg 18 in Edinburg TX, the Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Riviera Cinema in Farmington Hills MI, the Market Fair 15 in Fayetteville NC, the Gateway 8 in Federal Way WA, the Fullerton 20 in Fullerton CA, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Grand 12 in Greensboro NC, the Hamilton 24 in Hamilton Township NJ, the Hampton Towne Centre 24 in Hampton VA, the Westbank Palace 16 in Harvey LA, the Central City 10 in Hot Springs AR, the Greenway Grand Palace 24, the Gulf Pointe 30, the Studio 30 and the Willowbrook 24 in Houston, the Deerbrook 24 in Humble TX, the Independence Commons 20 in Independence MO, the Washington Square 12 in Indianapolis, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Regency 24 in Jacksonville FL, the Disney Springs 24 in Lake Buena Vista FL, the Capital Center 12 in Largo MD, the Colonial 18 in Lawrenceville GA, the Live Oak 18 in Live Oak TX, the Livonia 20 in Livonia MI, the Grandview 17 in Madison MS, the Showplace 16 in Manteca CA, the Majestic Cinemas and the Wolfchase Galleria Cinemas in Memphis, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Methuen 20 in Methuen MA, the Crystal Run 16 in Middletown NY, the Moreno Valley 16 in Moreno Valley CA, the Southlake Pavilion 24 in Morrow GA, the New Brunswick 18 in New Brunswick NJ, the Canal Place 9 and the Elmwood Palace 20 in New Orleans, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Cityplex 12 in Newark NJ, the Newport on the Levee 20 in Newport KY, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, the Northfield 18 in Northfield CO, the Norwalk 20 in Norwalk CA, the Crossroads Mall 16 and the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma CIty, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Block 30 in Orange CA, the Orange Park 24 in Orange Park FL, the Oxford Studio Cinemas in Oxford MS, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Franklin Mills Mall 14 in Philadelphia, the Plainville 20 in Plainville CT, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the South Bay Galleria 16 in Redondo Beach CA, the Sundail 20 in St. Petersburg FL, the Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, the Van Ness 14 in San Francisco, the Eastridge 15 in San Jose, the Indievents Cinemas in Sioux Falls SD, the Smyrna Cinema in Smyrna TN, the Solon 16 in Solon OH, the Sunset Place 24 in South Miami, the Southfield 20 in Southfield MI, the Veterans 24 in Tampa, the Thousand Oaks 14 in Thousand Oaks CA, the Del Amo 18 and the Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance CA, the Southraods 20 in Tulsa OK, the Universal CityWalk 19 in Universal City CA, the Lynnhaven 18 in Virginia Beach VA, the Mayfair Mall 18 in Wauwatosa WI, the Waterfront 22 in West Homestead PA, the CityPlace 20 in West Palm Beach FL, the Palisades 21 in West Nyack NY, the Grand 18 in Winston-Salem NC, the Potomac Mills 18 in Woodbridge VA and the Majestic Theatre in Yakima WA (103 locations total)
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexual content/nudity, and language throughout
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorpic (2.39:1)

Mrs. Hyde
Logline: A teacher who has been disliked by her colleagues and her students develops a nocturnal alter ego after she is struck by lightning. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Romain Duris, José Garcia, Isabelle Huppert, Adda Senani, Guillaume Verdier
Director: Serge Bozon
Writer: Serge Bozon
Distributor: MK2 Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Let the Sunshine In
Logline: A Parisian artist and recent divorcee is looking for love, true love at last. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Xavier Beauvois, Juliette Binoche, Gérard Depardieu, Philippe Katerine, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Director: Claire Denis
Writers: Christine Angot and Claire Denis, based on the novel “Un Beau Soleil Intérieur” by Roland Barthes
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Modern Life is Rubbish
Logline: Breaking up after ten years together, a former couple struggles to stay apart as they try to split up their prized music library.
Featuring: Jessie Cave, Sorcha Cusack, Ian Hart, Freya Mavor, Tom Riley, Josh Whitehouse
Director: Daniel Jerome Gill
Writer: Philip Gawthorne
Distributor: Serotonin Films
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: Flat (1.78:1)

The Rachel Divide
Logline: Documents the life of one-time NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal after she was outed as a white woman who had been living as black.
Director: Laura Brownson
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Rogers Park
Logline: Two Chicago couples struggle to keep their love alive when secrets and long-simmering resentments rise to the surface.
Featuring: Christine Horn, Jonny Mars, Antoine McKay, Sara Sevigny, Carlos Treviño
Director: Kyle Henry
Writer: Carlos Treviño
Distributor: AOK Productions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Shock and Awe
Logline: A group of journalists covering George Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has “weapons of mass destruction.”
Featuring: Jessica Biel, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Milla Jovovich, James Marsden, Rob Reiner, Richard Schiff
Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Joey Hartstone
Distributor: Voltage Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Supercon
Logline: A rag-tag group of former TV stars and comic book artists, who make their living working at conventions, decide to steal the loot from a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon.
Featuring: Clancy Brown, Mike Epps, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, John Malkovich
Director: Zak Knutson
Writers: Zak Knutson and Andrew Sipes and Dana Snyder
Distributor: Archstone Distribution
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and the Playhouse 7 in North Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Swapnajaal
Logline: A story of love of a young couple. In Bengali with subtitles
Featuring: Fazlur Rahman Babu, Pori Moni, Yash Rohan, Shahidul Alam Sachchu, Misa Sawdagar
Director: Giasuddin Selim
Writer: Giasuddin Selim
Distributor: Swapna Scarecrow
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 140 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Test and the Art of Thinking
Logline: Documents the bias and influence behind the SAT and ACT tests
Director: Michael Arlen Davis
Distributor: Abramorama
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark at 57 West in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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