The Early Report for October 11th, 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 22 new openers in theatres for the week of October 12th, 2018.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Happy Prince
Logline: The last days in the life of writer Oscar Wilde, who observed his own failure with ironic distance and regarded the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.
Featuring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson
Director: Rupert Everett
Writer: Rupert Everett
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Forum and the Landmark at 57 West in New York City, the Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

22 July
Logline: A small town, and an entire nation, are rocked by the senseless murder of seventy-seven teenagers at a Norwegian youth camp.
Featuring: Isak Bakli Aglen, Maria Bock, Ola G. Furuseth, Jonas Strand Gravli, Torbjørn Harr, Anders Danielsen Lie, Jon Øigarden, Seda Witt
Director: Paul Greengrass
Writer: Paul Greengrass, based on the book “One of Us” by Åsne Seierstad
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Claremont 5 in Claremont CA, the Town Center 5 in Encino CA, the IFC Film Center, the iPic Theatres at Fulton Market and the Landmark at 57 West in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood CA, the iPic Theatres and the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violence, graphic images, and language
Running Time: 143 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Friday, October 12, 2018

After Everything
Logline: A young couple’s relationship develops quickly when one of them is diagnosed with a life-changing illness.
Featuring: Gina Gershon, Sasha Lane, Maika Monroe, Marisa Tomei, Jeremy Allen White
Directors: Hannah Marks and Joey Power
Writers: Hannah Marks and Joey Power
Distributor: Good Deed Entertainment
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)

Barbara
Logline: A director wants to make a biopic about the female singer Barbara. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Balibar, Aurore Clément, Grégoire Colin, Vincent Peirani
Director: Mathieu Amalric
Writers: Mathieu Amalric and Philippe Di Folco, story by Renaud Legrand and Pierre Léon
Distributor: Gaumont
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Beautiful Boy
Logline: A family deals with survival, relapse and recovery while coping with a crippling addiction.
Featuring: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Amy Ryan, Maura Tierney
Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Writers: Felix Van Groeningen and Luke Davies
Distributor: Amazon Studios
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 drug content throughout, language, and brief sexual material
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Bikini Moon
Logline: A charismatic but mentally unstable vet captures the attention of a documentary film crew who are ready to exploit her story for their own shot at independent movie fame.
Featuring: Sarah Goldberg, Will Janowitz, Condola Rashad, Sathya Sridharan
Director: Milcho Manchevski
Writers: Milcho Manchevski and W.P. Rosenthal, based on a story by Manchevski
Distributor: Flix Premiere
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Classical Period
Logline: A group of people gather each week to discuss art, history and culture, particularly Henry Longfellow’s translation of Dante’s “Divine Comedy.”
Featuring: Michael Carwile, Evelyn Emile, Calvin Engime, Sam Ritterman, Christopher Stump
Director: Ted Fendt
Writer: Ted Fendt
Distributor: Self-distriubted
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 63 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Fists in the Pockets
Logline: A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions. In Italian with subtitles
Featuring: Lou Castel, Liliana Gerace, Marino Masé, Paola Pitagora
Director: Marco Bellocchio
Writer: Marco Bellocchio
Distributor: Janus Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Forum in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Kindergarten Teacher
Logline: A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a child prodigy.
Featuring: Anna Baryshnikov, Gael García Bernal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosa Salazar
Director: Sara Colangelo
Writer: Sara Colangelo, based on the screenplay for the 2014 Israeli film written by Nadav Lapid
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for some language and nudity
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Look Away
Logline: An alienated high-school student finds her life is turned upside down when she switches places with her sinister mirror image.
Featuring: India Eisley, Harrison Gilbertson, Jason Isaacs, Penelope Mitchell, Mira Sorvino
Director: Assaf Bernstein
Writer: Assaf Bernstein
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 103 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Oath
Logline: Family connections are strained when a controversial White House policy requires all American to sign a loyalty oath to the President
Featuring: Ike Barinholtz, Carrie Brownstein, John Cho, Nora Dunn, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Magnussen
Director: Ike Barinholtz
Writers: Ike Barinholtz
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, and the Lincoln Square 13 and the Union Square 14 in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, violence and some drug use
Running Time: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorph (2.39:1)

Over the Limit
Logline: Documents the training of Olympic rhythmic gymnast hopeful Margarita Mamun as she trains for the 2016 Rio games. In Russian with subtitles
Director: Marta Prus
Distributor: Film Movement
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City and the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 74 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sadie
Logline: A teenager uses war strategies to sabotage her mother’s relationship with a new man while her father is away serving in the military.
Featuring: Danielle Brooks, John Gallagher Jr., Tony Hale, Melanie Lynskey, Sophia Mitri Schloss, Keith L. Williams
Director: Megan Griffiths
Writer: Megan Griffiths
Distributor: Shady Plains
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood, the Cinema Village in New York City and the Capitol Theatre in Olympia WA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Sentence
Logline: A filmmaker documents his sister’s 15-year incarceration for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her now-deceased ex-boyfriend.
Director: Rudy Valdez
Distributor: HBO Documentary Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Metrograph Theatre in New York City and the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Soundtrack
Logline: A young artist, still trying to find his place on the tough world of arts, gets a special permit to stay a month in an isolated international research station surrounded by nothing but ice. In Portuguese with subtitles
Featuring: Thomas Chaanhing, Ralph Ineson, Seu Jorge, Selton Mello
Directors: Bernardo Dutra and Manitou Felipe
Writers: Bernardo Dutra and Manitou Felipe
Distributor: Orion Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Stella’s Last Weekend
Logline: Two brothers’ relationship is challenged when they find they are in love with the same girl.
Featuring: Polly Draper, Paulina Singer, Alex Wolff, Nat Wolff
Director: Polly Draper
Writer: Polly Draper
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas 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: Flat (1.85:1)

Transformer
Logline: Documents the transformative story of Matt Kroczaleski, a bodybuilder, world-record powerlifter, cancer survivor, parent, and former U.S. Marine, who comes out as transgender.
Director: Michael Del Monte
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 78 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The War at Home
Logline: Fortieth anniversary re-release of the Oscar-nominated Best Documentary Feature about a group of people involved with and leading the Madison, Wisconsin area resistance to the Vietnam war.
Directors: Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown
Distributor: Cartilage Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Watergate
Logline: Documents the history of the the Nixon presidency, the chaos it unleashed, and how the law eventually brought it to heel.
Director: Charles Ferguson
Distributor: History Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York CIty
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 262 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

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