The Early Report for September 13, 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 32 new openers in theatres for the week of September 14th, 2018.

Quite possible a new record for a single week’s listings.

Friday, September 14, 2018

American Chaos
Logline: Six months before the 2016 presidential election, a documentary filmmaker traveled across the country to ask potential voters about their feelings for candidate Donald Trump.
Director: James D. Stern
Distributor: Sony Pictues Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Living Room Theatre in Boca Raton FL, the Emagine 18 in Canton MI, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables FL, the Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, the Woodland Mall Cinemas in Grand Rapids MI, the Midtown 15 in Greensboro NC, the Cinema City at the Palace in Hartford CT, the Tivoli at Manor Square Cinemas in Kansas City MO, the Village 8 in Louisville KY, the Quad Cinema in New York City, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Willow Creek 12 in Plymouth MN, the Living Room Theatres in Portland OR, the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Broadway Centre 6 in Salt Lake City, the Bijou Cinema Bistro in San Antonio, the Digital Gym Cinema in San Diego, the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe, the Shea 14 in Scottsdale AZ, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle, the West End Cinema in Washington DC and the Sunset 5 in West Hollywood
MPAA Rating: R for some language including sexual references
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Another Time
Logline: An investment manager devises a time machine so he can meet the woman of his dreams before she meets the man she’s now engaged to.
Featuring: Justin Hartley, Arielle Kebbel, James Kyson, Jake McLaughlin, Chrishell Stause
Director: Thomas Hennessy
Writers: Thomas Hennessy and Scott Kennard
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Cinemas Entertainment 10 in Chicago and the Center Cinemas in Rutherford NJ
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
Logline: Docuemnts the life of the influential fashion illustrator of 1970s Paris and New York, and his colorful and sometimes outrageous milieu.
Featuring: Patty D’Arbanville, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, Karl Lagerfeld, Jessica Lange,
Director: James Crump
Distributor: Film Movement
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Armed
Logline: A former U.S. Marshall struggling to put his life together after a case gone wrong.
Featuring: Shakira Barrera, William Fichtner, Ryan Guzman, Columbus Short, Mario Van Peebles
Director: Mario Van Peebles
Writer: Mario Van Peebles
Distributor: GVN Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Galewood Crossings 14 in Chicago, the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Solon 16 in Solon OH and the First Colony 24 in Sugar Land TX
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language throughout including some sexual references, and for graphic nudity
Running Time: 118 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Basement
Logline: A seemingly innocent man is abducted by a notorious L.A. serial killer, who forces his victims to switch roles with him so that he can enact his own capture, torture and murder.
Featuring: Mischa Barton, Bailey Anne Borders, Jackson Davis, Tracie Thoms
Directors: Brian M. Conley and Nathan Ives
Writers: Brian M. Conley and Nathan Ives
Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Deer Valley 16 in Antioch CA, the Apple Valley 15 in Apple Valley MN, the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the Southlake Pavilion 24 in Mororw GA, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix and the South Barrington 30 in South Barrington IL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Bel Canto
Logline: A world-renown opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she’s invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.
Featuring: Sebastian Koch, Christopher Lambert, Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe
Director: Paul Weitz
Writers: Paul Weitz and Anthony Weintraub, based on the novel by Ann Patchett
Distributor: Screen Media Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Chelsea 9 in New York City and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.
Logline: On the night of the 2016 Presidential election, an L.A. club promoter takes a thrilling and emotional journey with a Midwestern visitor who challenges him to revisit his broken dreams – while he pushes her to discover hers.
Featuring: Jay Ellis, Meagan Good, Omari Hardwick, Dijon Talton
Director: Qasim Basir
Writers: Qasim Basir and Samantha Tanner
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: R for language
Running Time: 89 mknutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Children Act
Logline: As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.
Featuring: Ben Chaplin, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead
Director: Richard Eyre
Writer: Ian McEwan, based on his novel
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Cinemas 1 2 3 in New York City and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for a sexual reference
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Danger One
Logline: While transporting a dying man to the hospital, two paramedics find a million dollars in cash sewn into his clothing. When the man dies, they decide to keep it, setting them on a path for a hellish night of violence and mayhem.
Featuring: Angélica Celaya, James Jurdi, Denis O’Hare, Michael O’Neill, Tom Everett Scott
Director: Tom Oesch
Writer: Steffen Schlachtenhaufen
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 101 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamoprhic (2.39:10

The Dawn Wall
Logline: Documents American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson as they attempt to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.
Directors: Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Don’t Leave Home
Logline: An American artist’s obsession with a disturbing urban legend leads her to an investigation of the story’s origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland.
Featuring: Helena Bereen, Karrie Cox, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Mark Lawrence
Director: Michael Tully
Writer: Michael Tully
Distributor: Good Deed Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Austin Film Society in Austin, the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, the Apple Cinemas in Boston, the Alamo Draft House in Brooklyn, the Emagine 18 in Canton MI, the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood, the North Oaks 6 in Houston, the Lakeville Cinemas in Lakeville MN, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Alamo Draft House New Mission in San Francisco and the Varsity Theatre in Seattle
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Final Score
Logline: When a European soccer stadium is seized during a sporting event by a group of heavily armed criminals demanding ransom, an ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd – one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade.
Featuring: Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan, Martyn Ford, Lara Peake, Ray Stevenson
Director: Scott Mann
Writers: Jonathan Frank and David T. Lynch and Keith Lynch
Distributor: Saban Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

He’s Out There
Logline: On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.
Featuring: Ryan McDonald, Anna Pniowsky, Abigail Pniowsky, Yvonne Strahovski
Director: Quinn Lasher
Writer: Mike Scannell
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: R for horror violence, terror, and some language
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

I Think We’re Alone Now
Logline: The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse — until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.
Featuring: Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Paul Giamatti
Director: Reed Morano
Writer: Mike Makowsky
Distributor: Momentum Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for language
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Land of Steady Habits
Logline: Missing his ex-wife and on the outs with his troubled adult son, a man befriends a drug-addicted teenager, sending him down a path of reckless and regrettable behavior, causing him to question who he is as a father and, ultimately, who he is as a person.
Featuring: Connie Britton, Bill Camp, Edie Falco, Thomas Mann, Ben Mendelsohn
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Writer: Nicole Holofcener, based on the novel by Ted Thompson
Distributor: Netflix
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)

Letter from Masanjia
Logline: Documents the chain of events that exposed appalling human rights violations and leads to sweeping labor reform in China when a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner half a world away turned up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon. In English and in Mandarin with subtitles
Director: Leon Lee
Distributor: Ammo Content
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 75 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Lizzie
Logline: An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcastives a claustrophobic life under her father’s cold and domineering control, until a new maid comes to work for the family, providing a sympathetic and kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.
Featuring: Kim Dickens, Jay Huguley, Chloë Sevigny, Fiona Shaw, Jamey Sheridan, Kristen Stewart
Director: Craig William Macneill
Writer: Bryce Kass
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center and the Landamrk at 57 West in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for violence and grisly images, nudity, a scene of sexuality, and some language
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Longing
Logline: A middle-aged Israeli bachelor is forced to evaluate his life choices when he discovers an ex-girlfriend had given birth to his son 20 years before. In French and Hebrew with subtitles
Featuring: Shai Avivi, Asi Levi, Shimon Mimran, Neta Riskin, Yoram Tolledano
Director: Savi Gabizon
Writer: Savi Gabizon
Distributor: Breaking Glass Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Lost Child
Logline: A young army veteran suffering from PTSD returns home to the Ozarks to look for her estranged brother and finds an abandoned young boy in the woods. As she searches for answers about who the child is, she discovers a mysterious world of folklore, clan rules and lies, ultimately putting her own life in jeopardy to protect the young boy and find out the truth.
Featuring: Kip Duane Collins, Landon Edwards, Jim Parrack, Leven Rambin, Taylor John Smith
Director: Ramaa Mosley
Writers: Tim Macy and Ramaa Mosley
Distributor: Breaking Glass Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and the Glass Sword 6 in West Plains MO
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Mandy
Logline: A broken and haunted man hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life.
Featuring: Nicolas Cage, Ned Dennehy, Bill Duke, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache
Director: Panos Cosmatos
Writers: Panos Cosmatos and Aaron Stewart-Ahn
Distributor: RLJ Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 121 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

MDMA
Logline: In 1984, the most powerful drug dealer on the west coast was a 19 year old coed.
Featuring: Yetide Badaki, Elisa Donovan, Francesca Eastwood, Pierson Fode, Annie Q, Noah Segan
Director: Angie Wang
Writer: Angie Wang
Distributor: SHOUT! Factory
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Hoffman 22 in Alexandria VA, the Studio Movie Grill in Chatham IL, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the Eden Prairie Mall 18 in Eden Prairie MN, the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the BarryWoods 24 in Kansas City MO, the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Museo
Logline: In 1985, a group of criminals mock the security of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to extract 140 pre-Hispanic pieces from their showcases. In English and in Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Simon Russell Beale, Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Lynn Gilmartin, Ilse Salas
Director: Alonso Ruiz Palacios
Writers: Manuel Alcalá and Alonso Ruiz Palacios
Distributor: YouTube
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center and the Landmark at 57 West in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 128 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Public Image is Rotten
Logline: Documents the forty year history of the iconic British band and its charismatic leader, John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten)
Director: Tabbert Filler
Distributor: Abramorama Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 103 minutes
Aspect Ratio:

Revenge is a Promise
Logline: An Afro-Caribbean girl from Haiti finds herself trapped inside a human-trafficking network in the United States.
Featuring: Ariel Castillo, Julian Flor, Andre L. Gainey, Jolina Jean-Paul, Len Lefkowitz, Yvette Navarrete, Peter Salzer
Director: Paul Okon Roberts
Writer: Paul Okon Roberts
Distributor: CINEMAflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Riot Act
Logline: After a quiet murder seen by only three people, two avengers bring to life the idea of a ghost in attempt for justice.
Featuring: Brett Cullen, Micah Hauptman, Brandon Keener, Connor Price, Lauren Sweetser
Director: Devon Parks
Writer: Devon Parks
Distributor: Hannover House
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Tinseltown Cinemas in Benton AR, the Razorback CInema in Fayetteville AR, the Fort Smith 16 in Fort Smith AR, the Colonel Glenn 18 in Little Rock, the Wolfchase Cinema Grill in Memphis, the Oxford 8 in Oxford MS, the Pinnacle Hills Cinema in Rogers AR and the Van Buren Cinema in Van Buren AR
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and brief drug material
Running Time: 101 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Science Fair
Logline: Documents nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe who navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair
Director: Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster
Distributor: National Geographic Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Landmark at 57 West in New York City
MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements and brief language
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Toybox
Logline: An estranged family take a trip to the desert in their used RV but become stranded and isolated in the scorching terrain.
Featuring: Mischa Barton, Jeff Denton, Denise Richards
Director: Tom Nagel
Writer: Jeff Denton, story by Jeff Denton and Jeff Miller and Brian Nagel and Tom Nagel
Distributor: Skyline Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Unbroken: Path to Redemption
Logline: After the end of World War II, an Olympian athelete tries to put his life back together
Featuring: Will Graham, Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson
Director: Harold Cronk
Writers: Richard Friedenberg amd Ken Hixon, based on the novel by Laura Hillenbrand
Distributor: Pure Flix
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1650 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic content and related disturbing images
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Warning Shot
Logline: A single mother and her young daughter struggle to make ends meet until they inherit their family’s farmhouse. When a business rival covets their water rights, the situation spirals out of control.
Featuring: Tammy Blanchard, Bruce Dern, Guillermo Diaz, James Earl Jones, David Spade, Frank Whaley
Director: Dustin Fairbanks
Writer: Breanne Mattson
Distributor: Cinespots
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexual menace and references, language and drug use
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Where Hands Touch
Logline: A bi-racial teens struggles to survive in Nazi Germany.
Featuring: Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston, George MacKay, Amandla Stenberg
Director: Amma Asante
Writer: Amma Asante
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Downtown 14 and the High Ridge 8 in Albuquerque, the Ballston Quarter 12 in Arlington VA, the Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills in Austin, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue WA, the Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley CA, the Arclight Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Town Center 8 in Burbank CA, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Cedar Lee Cinemas in Cleveland, the Liberty Tree Mall 20 in Danvers MA, the Mayan Theatre in Denver, the Arclight Cinemas in El Segundo CA, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the CineArts 6 in Evanston IL, the Grand Place 24 and the Houston 8 in Houston, the Katy 19 in Katy TX, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the La Jolla 12 in La Jolla CA, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, the Madison 6 in Madison WI, the Maplewood Theatre in Maplewood NJ, the Superstition Springs 25 in Mesa AZ, the the Coconut Grove Cinema and the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair NJ, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Ahwatukee 24 and the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Willow Creek 12 in Plymouth MN, the Century 16 in Salt Lake City, the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco, the Jordan Commons Cinemas in Sandy UT, the Pacific Place 11 in Seattle, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, the Sunset Place 245 in South Miami, the Tampa Theatre and the Veterans 24 in Tampa, the Southcenter 16 in Tukwilla WA, the Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, the Cinema 100 in White Plains NY and the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, violence/disturbing images, sexuality and language
Running Time: 122 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A Wizard’s Tale
Logline: A normal boy teams up with a princess to stop an evil wizard from banishing all happiness, smiling and laughter from the land.
Featuring the voices of: Lily Collins, Toby Kebbell, Ian McShane, Mauricio Barrientos Pájaro, Camila Sodi, Ricardo Tejedo
Director: Andrés Couturier
Writers: Jim Hecht and Alicia Núñez Puerto
Distributor: Blue Fox Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Eden Prairie Mall 18 in Eden Prairie MN, the Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA, the Ahwatukee 24 in Phoenix, the Rosemont 18 in Rosemont IL and the Westminster Promenade 24 in Westminster CO
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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