The Early Report for May 18, 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 May 18th, 2018.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Carter and June
Logline: A seasoned criminal announces that he’ll take on that One Last Job before retirement to peaceful honest life.
Featuring: Samaire Armstrong, James Landry Hébert, Lindsay Musil, Timothy Omundson, Michael Raymond-James
Director: Nicholas Kalikow
Writers: Nicholas Kalikow and Matt Post and Rob Warren Thomas
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Dark Crimes
Logline: A murder investigation of a slain business man turns to clues found in an author’s book about an eerily similar crime
Featuring: Jim Carrey, Marton Csokas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kati Outinen
Director: Alexandros Avranas
Writer: Jeremy Brock, based on an article by David Grann
Distributor: Saban Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Cinema Detroit in Detroit, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Cinema Village in New York City, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the AMC Veterans in Tampa and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

First Reformed
Logline: When a pregnant parishioner asks her pastor to counsel her husband, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence.
Featuring: Ethan Hawke, Cedric Kyles, Amanda Seyfried
Director: Paul Schrader
Writer: Paul Schrader
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Square 13 in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing violent images
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

Gray Matter
Logline: After a meteorite crashes to earth awakening the extraterrestrial creature within, a young woman is abducted by an alien to aide in hunting down and destroying the creature before it can reach a second meteorite that fell to earth decades earlier unleashing its deadly infestation of Earth.
Featuring:
Director: Greg A. Sager
Writer: Greg A. Sager
Distributor: Indican Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Hollow Child
Logline: A troubled foster teen works to expose a dangerous supernatural impostor in her new family and rescue her foster sister.
Featuring: Hannah Cheramy, Jessica McLeod, John Emmet Tracy
Director: Jeremy Lutter
Writer: Ben Rollo
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Most Unknown
Logline: Documents the efforts of a group of scientiests who wish to push the boundaries of how science storytelling is approached.
Director: Ian Cheney
Distributor: Abramorama Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

On Chesil Beach
Logline: In 1962 Ireland, a young couple deals with the societal pressures of their courtship from the people of their drastically different backgrounds.
Featuring: Anne-Marie Duff, Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, Samuel West
Director: Dominic Cooke
Writer: Ian McEwan, based on his novel
Distributor: Bleecker Street
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Square 13 in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating:
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
Logline: Documents the efforts of Pope Francis as he travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.
Director: Win Wenders
Distributor: Focus Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: 344 playdates
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material including images of suffering
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Saving Brinton
Logline: Documents the efforts of a beloved history teacher in rural Iowa who uncovers the century-old showreels of one of America’s first motion picture impresarios and sets out to premiere the films at the world’s oldest continuously operating movie theatre.
Directors: Tommy Haines and Andrew Sherburne
Distributor: Barn Owl Pictures
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)

Sharon 1.2.3
Logline: Jonah is living the dream, having casual sex with two women named Sharon, but the dream gets too real when he meets a third Sharon – and falls in love.
Featuring: Matt Bush, Erinn Hayes, Gina Rodriguez, Skyler Samuels, Nadine Velazquez
Director: Mark Brown
Writer: Mark Brown, story by Wesley Miles
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Show Dogs
Logline: A macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
Featuring: Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, RuPaul, and the voices of Alan Cumming, Gabriel Iglesias, Ludacris, Shaquille O’Neal, Shaquille O’Neal
Director: Raja Gosnell
Writers: Max Botkin and Marc Hyman
Distributor: Global Road
Opening Week Release Pattern: 3150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG for suggestive and rude humor, language and some action
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Soller’s Point
Logline: An ex-con under house arrest in Baltimore struggles to re-establish himself, and break free of the bonds forged behind bars, within a community scarred by unemployment, neglect, and deeply entrenched segregation.
Featuring: Zazie Beetz, Jim Belushi, Everleigh Brenner, Tom Guiry, McCaul Lombardi
Director: Matthew Porterfield
Writer: Matthew Porterfield, story by Amy Belk and Matthew Porterfield
Distributor: Oscilloscope
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cineams in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, drug content, and some sexual material
Running Time: 101 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

That Summer
Logline: Documents the long-lost 1972 film made by renowned photographer Peter Beard about Edith and Edie Beale three years before the Maysles’ landmark documentary about the famed mother/daughter pair
Director: Göran Hugo Olsson
Distributor: Sundance Selects
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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