The Early Report for September 6, 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 16 new openers in theatres for the week of September 7th, 2018.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Age of Summer
Logline: A determined teenage boy struggles to find acceptance within the Jr. Lifeguards of Hermosa Beach while juggling relationships and challenges in the summer of 1986.
Featuring: Diarmaid Murtagh, Jake Ryan, Peter Stormare, Brian Van Holt, Percy Hynes White
Director: Bill Kiely
Writers: Bill Kiely and David B. Harris
Distributor: Freestyle Media
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Highland 10 in Austin, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Northfield 18 in Denver, the Gateway 8 in Federal Way WA, the Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw GA, the Diamond Center 16 in Mentor OH, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and the Arizona Mills 25 in Tempe AZ
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Alright Now
Logline: A rock musician enrolls in college after she breaks up with her boyfriend and her band falls apart.
Featuring: Cobie Smulders, Noel Clarke, Griffin Dunne, Daisy Haggard, Jessica Hynes
Director: Jamie Adams
Writer: Jamie Adams
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino and the Super Saver 8 in Phoenix
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Apparition
Logline: A journalist travels to a small French village to investigate a woman’s claim that she saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary. In English and in French and Italian with subtitles
Featuring: Galatéa Bellugi, Patrick d’Assumçao, Vincent Lindon, Elina Löwensohn, Anatole Taubman
Director: Xavier Giannoli
Writer: Xavier Giannoli
Distributor: Music Box Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Westpark 8 in Irvine CA, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 144 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Big Take
Logline: An aspiring filmmaker must kill someone to get his big break in Hollywood.
Featuring: Zoe Bell, Robert Forster, Dan Hedaya, James McCaffrey, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Bill Sage
Director: Justin Daly
Writer: Justin Daly
Distributor: Archstone Distribution
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio:

Blaze
Logline: A young musician becomes an unlikely legend in the Texas Outlaw Music movement.
Featuring: Benjamin Dickey, Josh Hamilton, Charlie Sexton, Alia Shawkat
Director: Ethan Hawke
Writers: Ethan Hawke and Sybil Rosen, based on the book “Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley” by Sybil Rosen
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center and the Landmark at 57 West in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, some sexual content and drug use
Running Time: 127 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Bleeding Blue
Logline: “The movie Hollywood refuses to make. The film investigates the ongoing narrative that our police are blood-thirsty villains patrolling our communities with the purpose of exacting an almost vigilante justice against minorities.”
Director: Kenny Latimer
Distributor: Giant Leap Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Chalmette Movies in Chalmette LA, the Lakeshore 7 in Euclid OH, the Gilbert 14 in Gilbert AZ, the Hollywood 20 in Greenville SC and the O’Fallon 14 in O’Fallon MO
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Cold Skin
Logline: In 1914, a young man arrives at a remote island near the Antarctic Circle to take the post of weather observer only to find himself trapped in a watchtower besieged by deadly creatures which live in hiding on the island.
Featuring: Ray Stevenson, David Oakes, Aura Garrido, Winslow Iwaki, John Benfield, Ben Temple
Director: Xavier Gens
Writers: Jesus Olmo and Eron Sheean, based on the novel by Albert Sánchez Piñol
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Diane
Logline: When a disabled war veteran discovers the dead body of a beautiful singer in his back yard, his fascination with her photographic image soon turns to obsession.
Featuring: Carlee Avers, Dick Boland, Margaret Rose Champagne, Jason Alan Smith, Jim Thalman, Doug Tompos
Director: Michael Mongillo
Writers: Michael Mongillo and Matt Giannini
Distributor: Random Media
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Edge of Obedience
Logline: Docuemnts the works of Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Malaysia’s most internationally acclaimed artist, as he struggles with creating works that touch on current issues in the Muslim world surrounding artistic expression and religious freedoms
Director: Jin-Theng Craven
Distributor: Scorpion TV
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 52 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Five Fingers For Marseilles
Logline: Lives change forever when a young man kills two corrupt policemen in a South African shanty town. In Southern Sotho and Xhosa with subtitles
Featuring: Vuyo Dabula, Hamilton Dhlamini, Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso, Aubrey Poolo, Lizwi Vilakazi
Director: Michael Matthews
Writer: Sean Drummond
Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and the Loft Cinema in Tucson AZ
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Hal
Logline: Documents the life and career of the late great film director Hal Ashby (Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, Shampoo, Bound for Glory, Coming Home, Being There)
Director: Amy Scott
Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Kusama – Infinity
Logline: Documents the life and work of legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. In English and in Japanese with subtitles.
Director: Heather Lenz
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Forum in New York City and the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 76 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Lost Fare
Logline: An 11 year old disabled girl, routinely pimped out by her prostitute mother, is saved by a suicidal cab driver.
Featuring: Jason Ambrose, Aaron Hendry, Annabelle Kavanagh, Alexis Rosinsky, Anita Leeman Torres
Director: Bruce Logan
Writers: Bruce Logan and Rachel Reaugh
Distributor: Indie Rights
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Mara
Logline: As she investigates the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife, a criminal psychologist suspects this murder and others are the work of an ancient demon.
Featuring: Javier Botet, Mitch Eakins, Olga Kurylenko, Lance E. Nichols
Director: Clive Tonge
Writer: Jonathan Frank
Distributor: Saban Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cineams in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent images, and language
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Nelly
Logline: A young sex worker writes about her chosen profession. In English and in French with subtitles
Featuring: Simon Alain, Marie-Claude Guérin, Mylène Mackay
Director: Anne Émond
Writers: Anne Émond
Distributor: Cinema Libre Studios
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)


Logline: A filmmaker strings together footage of starscapes from hundreds of movies throughout history, complete with the original ambient hums and grand orchestral scores.
Director: Johann Lurf
Distributor: Johann Lurf
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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