The Early Report for November 2, 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 28 new openers in theatres for the week of November 2nd, 2018.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Better Angels
Logline: Documents the day-to-day lives of ordinary Chinese and American citizens, exploring how the destiny of both countries became so deeply and inextricably intertwined.
Director: Malcolm Clarke
Distributor: Sajax LLC
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City and the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Bodied
Logline: A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.
Featuring: Dizaster, Charlamagne Tha God, Anthony Michael Hall, Jackie Long, Prospek, Shoniqua Shandai, Rory Uphold, Calum Worthy
Director: Joseph Khan
Writer: Alex Larsen, story by Alex Larsen and Joseph Khan
Distributor: Independent Artists
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria VA, the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Cinemas in Austin, the White Marsh 16 in Baltimore, the Burbank 16 in Burbank CA, the Charlotte Film Society in Charlotte NC, the Cherry Hill 24 in Cherry Hill NJ, the River East 21 in Chicago, the Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth NJ, the Studio 30 in Houston, the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Alamo Drafthouse in Raleigh NC and the Forum 30 in Sterling Heights MI
MPAA Rating: R for strong language and sexual content throughout, some drug use and brief nudity
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Boy Erased
Logline: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
Featuring: Russell Crowe, Xavier Dolan, Joel Edgerton, Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman
Director: Joel Edgerton
Writer: Joel Edgerton, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley
Distributor: Focus Features
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 sexual content including an assault, some language and brief drug use
Running Time: 114 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Blue My Mind
Logline: A teenager faces an overwhelming transformation which calls her entire existence into question. In Swiss German with subtitles
Featuring: Regula Grauwiller, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Georg Scharegg, Luna Wedler
Director: Lisa Brühlmann
Writer: Lisa Brühlmann
Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Glendale Theatre in Glendale CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Logline: Documents the history of the cheerleader group, and of Suzanne Mitchell, the fiercely-loyal den mother of the original group.
Director: Dana Adam Shapiro
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Glendale Theatre in Glendale CA and the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Dead Again
Logline: A cursed diary tragically affects the fates of two pairs of lovers. In Korean with subtitles
Featuring: Seung-Ri Ha, Dong-jun Kim, Seong Yoon Kim, Da-Yeong Ju
Director: Dave Silberman
Writer: Dave Silberman
Distributor: 50/50 Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the CGV Cinemas in Buena Park CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Distant Constellation
Logline: Documents the lives of a group of residents at an Istanbul retirement home. In English and in Armenian, French and Turkish with subtitles
Director: Shevaun Mizrahi
Distributor: Grasshopper Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Grief of Others
Logline: A family struggles with a tragic loss when an unexpected visitor arrives.
Featuring: Rachel Dratch, Mike Faist, Sonya Harum, Oona Laurence, Wendy Moniz, Jeremy Shinder, Trevor St. John
Director: Patrick Wang
Writer: Patrick Wang, based on the novel by Leah Hager Cohen
Distributor: Vanishing Angle
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Time and Space Limited Theatre in Hudson NY, 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: 103 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Horn From the Heart
Logline: Documents the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield.
Director: John Anderson
Distributor: Abramorama
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH and the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio:

In Harm’s Way
Logline: After his World War II bombing mission to Tokyo ends by crashing in to occpied China, a young American pilot is hidden from brutal Japanese forces by local villagers. In English and in Chinese with subtitles
Featuring: Emile Hirsch, Fangcong Li, Yifei Liu
Director: Bille August
Writer: Greg Latter
Distributor: SHOUT! Studios
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Highlands Ranch 24 in Highlands Ranch CO, the Southlake 24 in Morrow GA, the Arizona Center 24 in Phoenix, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and the Veterans 24 in Tampa FL
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

In Search of Greatness
Logline: Documents the secrets of genius through the eyes of the greatest athletes of all time.
Director: Gabe Polsky
Distributor: IMG Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Barton Creek Square 14 in Austin, the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Boston Commons 19 in Boston, the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the River East 21 in Chicago, the NorthPark 15 in Dallas, the Daly City 20 in Daly City CA, the Arclight Cinemas in Glenview IL, the John R 15 in Madison Heights MI, the Empire 25 in New York City, the Legacy 24 in Plano TX, the Metreon 16 in San Francisco, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, the South Barrington 24 in South Barrington IL and the Georgetown 14 in Washington DC
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief language and some partial nudity
Running Time: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Liz and the Blue Bird
Logline: Two best friends prepare for their last high school competition together. In Japanese with subtitles
Featuring the voices of: Konomi Fujimura, Miyu Honda, Atsumi Tanezaki, Nao Tôyama, Yuri Yamaoka
Director: Naoko Yamada
Writers: Ayano Takeda and Reiko Yoshida
Distributor: Eleven Arts
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Marfa Girl 2
Logline: A family living in Marfa, Texas attempts to pull themselves back together after a horrific tragedy.
Featuring: Drake Burnette, Mercedes Maxwell, Adam Mediano, Indigo Rael, Jonathan Velasquez
Director: Larry Clark
Writer: Larry Clark
Distributor: Breaking Glass Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Glendale Theatre in Glendale CA and the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 77 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Maria by Callas
Logline: Never-before-seen footage and performances offer insight into the life and career of the renowned opera singer. In English and in French and Italian with subtitles
Featuring: Fanny Ardant
Director: Tom Volf
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the South Coast Village Cinemas in Costa Mesa CA, the Angelika Film Center and the Paris Theatre in New York City, and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements, some smoking and brief language
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Monster Party
Logline: Three thieves plan a daring heist posing as waiters at a fancy Malibu mansion dinner party in hopes of paying off an urgent debt.
Featuring: Bill Engvall, Virginia Gardner, Kian Lawley, Julian McMahon, Erin Moriarty, Sam Strike, Robin Tunney
Director: Chris von Hoffmann
Writer: Chris von Hoffmann
Distributor: RLJ Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: Nor rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamoprhic (2.39:1)

9 Fingers
Logline: A man on the run from the cops is captured by a criminal gang and forced to take part in a heist. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Paul Hamy, Damien Bonnard, Pascal Greggory, Gaspar Ulliel, Lisa Hartmann
Director: F.J. Ossang
Writer: F.J. Ossang
Distributor: Capricci Films
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: Flat (1.85:1)

Number 37
Logline: A low-level South African criminal recently crippled in an illicit deal gone wrong tries to find a way to get himself out of debt to a local loan shark. In Afrikaans with subtitles
Featuring: Irshaad Ally, Ephram Gordon, Amrain Ismail-Essop, Danny Ross, Sandi Schultz
Director: Nosipho Dumisa
Writer: Nosipho Dumisa, story by Daryne Joshua
Distributor: Dark Star Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Glendale Theatre in Glendale CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Other Side of the Wind
Logline: An aging filmmaker tries to complete production of his latest movie.
Featuring: Peter Bogdanovich, John Huston, Oja Kodar, Robert Random, Susan Strasberg
Director: Orson Welles
Writers: Orson Welles and Oja Kodar
Distributor: Neflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the IFC Film Center in New York City, the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR and the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 122 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Panama Papers
Logline: Documents the efforts of two journalists whose work set off an international firestorm by revealing how easily the wealthy hid billions of dollars offshore.
Director: Alex Winter
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78>1)

Possum
Logline: A disgraced children’s puppeteer returns to his dilapidated childhood home and lecherous stepfather, intent on destroying ‘Possum’, a hideously malformed spider-puppet he carries with him in a brown leather case.
Featuring: Alun Armstrong, Andy Blithe, Simon Bubb, Sean Harris
Director: Matthew Holness
Writer: Matthew Holness
Distributor: Dark Sky Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Price of Free
Logline: Documents the efforts of Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his team of activists as they travel around the world on secret raid and rescue missions, on the hunt for missing children and working to reunite them with their families.
Director: Derek Doneen
Distributor: Participant Media
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

A Private War
Logline: A celebrated war correspondent is driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Featuring: Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Stanley Tucci
Director: Matthew Heineman
Writer: Arash Amel
Distributor: Avrion Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Lincoln Square 13 and the Union Square 14 in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent images, language throughout, and brief sexuality/nudity
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Prospect
Logline: A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich.
Featuring: Jay Duplass, Anwan Glover, Pedro Pascal, Andre Royo, Sophie Thatcher, Sheila Vand
Directors: Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell
Writers: Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell
Distributor: Gunpowder and Sky
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the LA Live 14 in Los Angeles and the Union Square 14 in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for some violence/bloody images
Running Time: 98 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Searching for Ingmar Bergman
Logline: Documents the life of the famed filmmaker, by those who worked with him and those who admire his work. In English and in French, German and Swedish with subtitles
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
Logline: Documents the nearly fifty year journey to complete Orson Welles’ “The Other Side of the Wind.”
Director: Morgan Neville
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: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Time Trap
Logline: A group of students venture into the deep caves of remote Texas to locate a favorite archaeology professor who inexplicably has gone missing while searching for the Fountain of Youth.
Featuring: Olivia Draguicevich, Cassidy Gifford, Brianne Howey, Reiley McClendon, Andrew Wilson
Directors: Mark Dennis and Ben Foster
Writer: Mark Dennis
Distributor: Paladin
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Welcome to Mercy
Logline: A young woman struggles against the unholy forces that possess her.
Featuring: Eva Ariel Binder, Toms Liepajnieks, Lily Newmark, Kristen Ruhlin, Ieva Seglina
Director: Tommy Bertelsen
Writer: Kristen Ruhlin
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood and the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 104 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Wild Honey Pie
Logline: A happily married couple, bothered by the doubts of their friends and family, decide to mount a “Shakespeare by the Sea” festival.
Featuring:
Director: Jamie Adams
Writer: Jamie Adams
Distributor: Fivelanes Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino CA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 87 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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