The Early Report for May 8, 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 23 new openers in theatres for the week of May 11th, 2018.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Always at the Carlyle
Logline: Documents the untold stories of the legendary New York City hotel, as heard from the mouths of its own employees and top clientele.
Featuring: Wes Anderson, George Clooney, Sofia Coppola, Jon Hamm, Anjelica Huston, Tommy Lee Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Rita Wilson
Director: Matthew Miele
Writer: Matthew Miele
Distributor: Good Deed Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive content, drug references and brief partial nudity
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Another Kind of Wedding
Logline: A fractured family is forced to confront what tore them apart at the eldest son’s wedding.
Featuring: Frances Fisher, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Jessica Paré, Wallace Shawn, Kathleen Turner, Kevin Zegers
Director: Patrick Kiely
Writer: Patrick Kiely
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Anything
Logline: A transgender woman befriends a middle-aged man who has moved to Los Angeles after his wife’s death.
Featuring: Margot Bingham, Matt Bomer, Micah Hauptman, John Carroll Lynch, Maura Tierney
Director: Timothy McNeil
Writer: Timothy McNeil
Distributor: Paladin
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and in additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, sexual references and some drug material
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Assassin’s Code
Logline: A rookie detective, the son of a dead disgraced cop, works to solve his first major case while under the watchful eye of a ghost-like assassin.
Featuring: Yancy Butler, Justin Chatwin, Peter Stormare, Robin Thomas, Mark Thompson
Director: David A. Armstrong
Writers: Edward Lee Cornett and Valerie Grant
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Beast
Logline: A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
Featuring: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Trystan Gravelle, Geraldine James
Director: Michael Pearce
Writer: Michael Pearce
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, 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 disturbing violent content, language and some sexuality
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Logline: Documents the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and ’80s shaped his vision
Director: Sara Driver
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 78 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Champion
Logline: A former arm-wrestling champion raised in the US returns to South Korea for a tournament that could return him to glory. In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: Ye-ri Han, Dong-seok Ma, Kwon Yul
Director: Yong-Wan Kim
Writer: Yong-Wan Kim
Distributor: Well Go USA
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Bay Terrace 6 in Bayside NY, the CGV Cinema in Buena Park CA, the Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam in Coquitlam BC, the Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas in Edgewater NJ, the Cinema City Movies 12 in Edmonton AB, the the CGV Cinema in Los Angeles, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Ridgefield Park 12 in Ridgefield Park NJ and the Empress Walk 10 in Toronto
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Class Rank
Logline: Two high school outsiders join forces in an attempt to overtake the local school board.
Featuring: Kristin Chenoweth, Bruce Dern, Skyler Gisondo, Olivia Holt
Director: Eric Stoltz
Writer: Benjamin August
Distributor: Cinedigm
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and in additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Day After
Logline: A wife flies in to a rage after she discovers a love poem written by her husband for another woman. In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: Yunhee Cho, Min-hee Kim, Sae-byeok Kim, Hae-hyo Kwon
Director: Sang-soo Hong
Writer: Sang-soo Hong
Distributor: Cinema Guild
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Escape
Logline: An ordinary woman makes an extraordinary decision which will change her life forever.
Featuring: Gemma Arterton, Frances Barber, Dominic Cooper, Marthe Keller, Montserrat Lombard
Director: Dominic Savage
Writer: Dominic Savage
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood, the IFC Film Center in New York City and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Filmworker
Logline: Documents the life of Leon Vitali, who gave up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else’s creative vision, becoming Stanley Kubrick’s loyal right-hand man after starring in the director’s “Barry Lyndon.”
Featuring: R. Lee Ermey, Danny Lloyd, Matthew Modine, Ryan O’Neal, Marie Richardson, Stellan Skarsgård
Director: Tony Zierra
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Goodland
Logline: When the body of a drifter is discovered the same day a photographer arrives in a small farming community, the local sheriff is left to piece together a string of events that don’t add up.
Featuring: Matthew Weiss, Cinnamon Schultz, Sara Kennedy, Rick Folten, Jason Miller
Director: Josh Doke
Writer: Josh Doke
Distributor: Parade Deck Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 84 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Higher Power
Logline: With his family’s life at stake, a man finds himself the unwilling test subject of a maniacal scientist in a battle that could save the world, or destroy it.
Featuring: Ron Eldard, Colm Feore, Jordan Hinson, Richard Portnow, Austin Stowell, Jade Tailor
Director: Matthew Charles Santoro
Writers: Julia Fair and Matthew Charles Santoro
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Bainbridge 5 in Bainbridge Island WA, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH and the Midtown 15 in Greensboro NC
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Last Horsemen of New York
Logline: Documents the leaders of the New York City horse carriage industry as they fight a mayor who has vowed to eliminate them on day one of his term.
Director: Mary Haverstick
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Zoetropolis Theatre in Lancaster PA and the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 79 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Lu Over the Wall
Logline: A little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band. In English dubbed or in Japanese with subtitles
Featuring: Akira Emoto, Sôma Saitô, Shôta Shimoda, Shin’ichi Shinohara, Kanon Tani (Japanese), Christine Marie Cabanos, Brandon Engman, Stephanie Sheh, Michael Sinterniklaas (English)
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Writers: Reiko Yoshida and Masaaki Yuasa, English translation by Stephanie Sheh and Amanda Céline Miller
Distributor: GKIDS
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Rio 24 in Albuquerque NM, the Tikahtnu 16 in Anchorage AK, the Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta, the Gateway 16 in Austin, the Gateway Pavilions 18 in Avondale AZ, the Lincoln Square Cinema Bistro 22 in Bellevue WA, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the California Theatre in Berkeley CA, the Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston, the Century 16 in Boulder CO, the Branford 12 in Branford CT, the Crossroads 20 in Cary NC, the Cerritos 16 in Cerritos CA, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Stonecrest at Piper Glen 22 in Charlotte, the City North 14 and the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Chino Hills 18 in Chino Hills CA, the Deerfield Towne Center CInemas in Cincinnati, the Tinseltown 20 in Colorado Springs, the Easton Town Center 30 and the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Darkside Cinema in Corvallis OR, the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands Cinemas, the Alamo Drafthouse Cedars Cinemas, Angelika Film Center and the Grapevine Mills 30 in Dallas, the Northfield 18 in Denver, the Valley River Center in 15 in Eugene OR, the Angelika Film Center @ Mosaic in Fairfax VA, the Fairfield Commons 16 in Fairfield CA, the Fresno 22 in Fresno CA, the Butler Town Center 14 in Gainesville FL, the Grande 16 in Greensboro NC, the Harrisburg 14 in Harrisburg PA, the St. Louis Mills 18 in Hazelwood MO, the Kahala 8 in Honolulu, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Howell Theater in Howell MI, the Keystone Art Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Cinemapolis in Ithaca NY, the Avenues 20 in Jacksonville FL, the Pinnacle 17 in Knoxville TN, the Disney Springs 24 in Lake Buena Vista FL, the Bel Mar 16 and the Colorado Mills 16 in Lakewood CO, the Colonnade 14, the Orleans 18 and the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV, the Livonia 20 in Livonia MI, the Luna Theater in Lowell MA, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the Westchester Commons 16 in Midlothian VA, the Moreno Valley 16 in Moreno Valley CA, the Mountain View 16 in Mountain View CA, the Green Hills 16 and the Opry Mills 20 in Nashville, the New Albany 16 in New Albany IN, the Angelika Film Center and the Landmark at 57 West in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the Bricktown Cinemas 16 in Oklahoma City, the Studio 28 in Olathe MO, the Film Streams Cinema in Omaha NE, the Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario CA, the Waterford Lakes 20 in Orlando, the Pearl Highlands 12 in Pearl City HI, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland OR, the Cinemark 16 in Provo UT, the Mountain Grove 16 in Redlands CA, Downtown 20 in Redwood City CA, the Cielo Vista 18 in San Antonio TX, the Angelika Film Center Carmel Mountain Cinemas and the Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Center for Contemporary Arts Cinema in Santa Fe NM, the SIFF Film Center in Seattle, the South Barrington 24 in South Barrington IL, the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Sawgrass 23 in Sunrise FL, the Marketplace 16 in Tempe AZ, the TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema in Toronto ON, the Trussville 16 in Trussville AL, the Union Landing 25 in Union City CA, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC, the Waterfront 22 in West Homestead PA, the Cinemark 24 in West Jordan UT and the Transit Center 18 Williamsville NY
MPAA Rating: PG for some peril and thematic elements
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Measure of a Man
Logline: A teen develops a bond with a Wall Street executive while learning to stand up to bullies during one life-changing summer.
Featuring: Blake Cooper, Judy Greer, Beau Knapp, Liana Liberato, Danielle Rose Russell, Donald Sutherland, Luke Wilson
Director: Jim Loach
Writer: David Scearce, based on the novel “One Fat Summer” by Robert Lipsyte
Distributor: Great Point Media
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Village East Cineams in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena CA, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic content including some intense bullying, teen drinking and sexuality, and for language
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Mountain
Logline: Documents the people driven to climb the highest peaks around the world.
Narrator: Willem Dafoe
Director: Jennifer Peedom
Writers: Robert Macfarlane and Jennifer Peedom
Distributor: Greenwich
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 74 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Nothing to Lose
Logline: A man overcomes obstacles and turmoil in pursuit of his conviction, founding the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. In English with Spanish subtitles
Featuring: André Gonçalves, Petrônio Gontijo, Beth Goulart, Day Mesquita, Dalton Vigh
Director: Alexandre Avancini
Writers: Emílio Boechat and Stephen P. Lindsey, based on the books by Douglas Tavolaro
Distributor: Paris Entretenimento
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Kaufman Astoria 14 in Long Island City NY, the LA Live 14 in Los Angeles, the New Roc 18 in New Rochelle NY, the Cinema Village in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Majestic 20 in Silver Spring MD and in additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 130 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Raazi
Logline: An Indian spy marries a Pakistani man during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
Featuring: Jaideep Ahlawat, Alia Bhatt, Rajit Kapur, Vicky Kaushal, Shishir Sharma
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Writers: Bhavani Iyer and Meghna Gulzar, based on the novel “Calling Sehmat” by Harinder Sikka
Distributor: AA Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 138 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Revenge
Logline: A young woman enjoys a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend, until it is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip.
Featuring: Guillaume Bouchède, Vincent Colombe, Kevin Janssens, Matilda Lutz
Director: Coralie Fargeat
Writer: Coralie Fargeat
Distributor: Neon
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood and in additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody gruesome violence, a rape, sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use and language
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Seagull
Logline: At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between a diva, her lover and an ingenue.
Featuring: Annette Bening, Brian Dennehy, Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Jon Tenney, Mare Winningham
Director: Michael Mayer
Writer: Stephen Karam, based on the play by Anton Chekhov
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood and the Angelika Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some mature thematic elements, a scene of violence, drug use, and partial nudity
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Terminal
Logline: In the dark heart of a sprawling and anonymous city, two assassins carry out a sinister mission, a teacher battles a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress lead a dangerous double life.
Featuring: Dexter Fletcher, Max Irons, Mike Myers, Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg
Director: Vaughn Stein
Writer: Vaughn Stein
Distributor: RLJ Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and additional locations in select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

What Haunts Us
Logline: Documents the reasons why several young men from the 1979 class of Porter Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina have committed suicide.
Director: Paige Goldberg Tolmach
Distributor: Blue Fox Entertainment
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: 72 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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