The Early Report for March 21, 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 March 23th, 2018.

Friday March 23, 2018

Back to Burgundy
Logline: After a ten year absence, a man returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. In French with subtitles
Featuring: François Civil, Ana Girardot, Pio Marmaï, Jean-Marc Roulot, María Valverde
Director: Cedric Klapisch
Writers: Cédric Klapisch and Santiago Amigorena
Distributor: Music Box Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, the Vogue Theater in San Francisco, the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA, the Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa and the Uptown Theatre in Seattle
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Bag of Marbles
Logline: Two young Jewish brothers escape from Nazi persecution in occupied France. In French, German, Russian and Yiddish with subtitles
Featuring: Kev Adams, Patrick Bruel, Bernard Campan, Christian Clavier, Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial Palmieri, Elsa Zylberstein
Director: Christian Duguay
Writers: , based on the book by Joseph Joffo
Distributor: Gaumont British Picture Corporation
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Town Center 5 in Encino, the Westpark Theatre in Irvine CA, the Landmark at 57 West in New York City and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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 Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Dead on Arrival
Logline: A pharmaceutical sales rep visits a small town in Louisiana finds himself in a dark world of corruption and murder with 24 hours to live, running from the police, the mob and a sheriff that wants him dead.
Featuring: Christa B. Allen, Lillo Brancato, Billy Flynn, Chris Mulkey, D.B. Sweeney
Director: Stephen C. Sepher
Writer: Stephen C. Sepher
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Video
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Final Portrait
Logline: In 1964, artist Alberto Giacometti asked writer James Lord to sit for a portrait. He said it would take only one day.
Featuring: Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Geoffrey Rush, Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud
Director: Stanley Tucci
Writer: Stanley Tucci
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
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 language, some sexual references and nudity
Running Time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Getting Grace
Logline: A teenage girl dying of cancer crashes a funeral home to find out what will happen to her after she dies.
Featuring: Dana Ashbrook, Marsha Dietlin, Madelyn Dundon, Daniel Roebuck, Duane Whitaker
Director: Daniel Roebuck
Writers: Jeff Lewis and Daniel Roebuck
Distributor: Hannover House
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Allentown 16 in Allentown PA, the Stadium 22 in Austell GA, the Metropolitan 14 in Austin, the Bowling Green 12 in Bowling Green KY, the Elmwood Center 16 in Buffalo NY, the Village Park 17 in Carmel IN, the Crossroads 20 in Cary NC, the Center Valley 16 in Center Valley PA, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee GA, the Stonecrest 22 in Charlotte NC, the Eagan 16 in Eagan MN, the Elk River Cinemas in Elk River MN, the Fairfield 16 in Fairfield CA, the Cypress Creek Station Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale FL, the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers FL, the Fresno 22 in Fresno CA, the Garden Grove 16 in Garden Grove CA, the Grande 16 in Greensboro NC, the Hollywood Cinemas in Greenville NC, the Great Escape Mall Cinemas in Harrisburg PA, the Hastings Cinema in Hastings MN, the St. Louis Cinemas in Hazelwood MO, the Streets of Indian Lake Cinemas in Hendersonville TN, the Movies on TV Cinemas in Hillsboro OR, the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu, the Marq’E 23 and the West Oaks Mall 14 in Houston, the Irvine Spectrum 21 in Irvine CA, the Macarthur Marketplace Cinemas in Irving TX, the Beach Blvd. 18 in Jacksonville FL, the Pinnacle 18 in Knoxville TN, the Long Beach 26 in Long Beach CA, the Merced 13 in Merced CA, the Superstition Springs Cinemas in Mesa AZ, the South Beach Cinemas in Miami Beach FL, the Mobile Cinemas in in Mobile AL, the Morgantown 12 in Morgantown WV, the Opry Mills 20 in Nashville, the New Albany 16 in New Albany IN, the Marketplace Cinemas in Oaks PA, the Oceanside 16 in Oceanside CA, the Norman 14 in Oklahoma City, the Ontario Palace 22 in Ontario CA, the Pointe Orlando Cinemas in Orlando, the Overland Park 16 in Overland Park KS, the Oveido Mall 22 in Oviedo FL, the Willow Knolls 14 in Peoria IL, the Riverview Plaza Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Pinellas Park 16 in Pinellas Park FL, the Plainville 20 in Plainville CT, the Henrietta 18 in Rochester NY, the Round Lake Beach Cinemas in Round Lake Beach IL, the Fiesta 16 in San Antonio, the Parkway Plaza 18 in San Diego, the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, the Shakopee Cinemas in Shakopee MN, the Springfield 10 in Springfield OH, the UEC College 9 in State College PA, the Sawgrass Cinemas in Sunrise FL, the Citrus Park 20 in Tampa FL, the Guam Megaplex in Tamuning Guam, the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe AZ, Parkway Plaza 12 in Tukwila WA and the Promenade Palace 12 in Tulsa OK
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and some suggestive material
Running Time: 112 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Hichki
Logline: An aspiring teacher who suffers from Tourette Syndrome is assigned a classful of defiant and impish students who canat seem to keep out of trouble. In Hindi with subtitles
Featuring: Rani Mukerji
Director: Siddharth P. Malhotr
Writers: Siddharth P. Malhotr and Ankur Chaudhry and Ambar Hadap and Ganesh Pandit
Distributor: Yash Raj Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

I Kill Giants
Logline: A young girl struggles through life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters.
Featuring: Noel Clarke, Jennifer Ehle, Imogen Poots, Zoe Saldana, Madison Wolfe
Director: Anders Walter
Writer: Joe Kelly, based on the graphic novel by Kelly and Ken Niimura
Distributor: RLJ Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Neshaminy 24 in Bensalem PA, the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Conyers Crossing 16 in Conyers GA, the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Isle of Dogs
Logline: When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, a young boy sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog.
Featuring the voices of: F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Fisher Stevens, Tilda Swinton, Akira Takayama, Courtney B. Vance
Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Cinemas and the Violet Crown Cinemas in Austin, the California Theatre in Berkeley, the Arclight Cinemas and the Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn Cinemas in Brooklyn, the Century City 15 in Century City CA, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the University Town Center 6 in Irvine CA, the Tysons Corner 16 in McLean VA, the Lincoln Square 13 and the Union Square 14 in New York City, the Garden State 16 in Paramus NJ, the Arclight Cinemas in Pasadena, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theatre, the Kabuki 8, the Metreon 16 and the San Francisco Centre 9 in San Francisco, the Regency Cinemas in San Rafael CA, the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks CA, the E Street Cinemas in Washington DC and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images
Running Time: 101 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Ismael’s Ghost
Logline: A filmmaker’s life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover, just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louis Garrel
Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Writers: Arnaud Desplechin and Lea Mysius and Julie Peyr
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality including some graphic nudity, language, and brief strong violence
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Madame
Logline: A well-to-do American couple hosts a lavish dinner in their new home in Paris. In English and in French and Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Toni Collette, Rossy de Palma, Tom Hughes, Harvey Keitel, Michael Smiley
Director: Amanda Sthers
Writers: Amanda Sthers and Matthew Robbins
Distributor: Blue Fox Entertainment
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: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Midnight Sun
Logline: A 17-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight.
Featuring: Rob Riggle, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Quinn Shephard, Bella Thorne, Ken Tremblett
Director: Scott Speer
Writer: Eric Kirsten, based on the movie “Taiyô No Uta” written by Kenji Bando
Distributor: Open Road Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: 2100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some teen partying and sensuality
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

My Perfect You
Logline: Following a humiliating series of events that leads him shut off from the world, a young man meets a quirky resort-owner who is trying to revive her dying business. In English and in Tagalog with subtitles
Featuring: Gerald Anderson, Tonton Gutierrez, Dimples Romana
Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Writers: Kristine C. Gabriel and Carmi G. Raymundo and Cathy Garcia-Molina
Distributor: ABS-CBN International
Opening Week Release Pattern: 100 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 121 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Paradox
Logline: A group of outlaws search for a mountain treasure and experience the supernatural powers of a full moon.
Featuring: Lukas Nelson, Willie Nelson, Neil Young
Director: Daryl Hannah
Writer: Daryl Hannah
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 73 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Pyewacket
Logline: A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.
Featuring: Laurie Holden, Nicole Muñoz, Eric Osborne, Chloe Rose
Director: Adam MacDonald
Writer: Adam MacDonald
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: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth
Logline: The world’s fittest athletes take on the ultimate test of fitness at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games.
Directors: Heber Cannon and Mariah Moore and Marston Sawyers
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 119 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Sajjan Singh Rangroot
Logline: A group of Sikh men enlist in a regiment serving the Indian Expenditionary Forces at the Western Front during World War I. In English and in Punjabi with subtitles
Featuring: Diljit Dosanjh, Dheeraj Kumar, Sunanda Sharma, Jagjeet Sandhu, Jarnail Singh, Yograj Singh, Caroline Wilde
Director: Pankaj Batra
Writers: Pankaj Batra and Gurpreet Singh Palheri and Gulshan Singh
Distributor: Grand Showbiz
Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 130 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Shifting Gears
Logline: An overworked dad, missing out on his kids growing, takes an opportunity to start a “family business,” thinking it will draw his family closer together.
Featuring: M.C. Gainey, R. Keith Harris, Adam Hicks, C. Thomas Howell, Brooke Langton, John Ratzenberger, M. Emmet Walsh
Director: Jason Winn
Writer: R. Keith Harris
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Mansell Crossing 14 in Alpharetta GA, the Northfield 18 in Denver, the Midtown 15 in Greensboro NC, the Renaissance 15 in Houston, the Montgomeryville 12 in Lansdale PA, the Manteca 16 in Manteca CA, the Mesquite 30 in Mesquite TX, the Southchase 7 in Orlando, the Plaza 10 in Simi Valley CA, the Veterans Expressway 24 in Tampa and the Arizona Mills 24 in Tempe AZ
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Summer in the Forest
Logline: Documents the life of four people who, after years of being institutionalized for being “idiots,” team with young philosopher Jean Vanier to create a commune at the edge of a beautiful forest near Paris for those like themselves. In French with subtitles
Director: Randall Wright
Distributor: Abramorama
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Unsane
Logline: A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or a product of her delusion?
Featuring: Claire Foy, Amy Irving, Joshua Leonard, Aimee Mullins, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer
Distributor: Bleecker Street
Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing behavior, violence, language, and sex references
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

What We Started
Logline: Documents the artists and aficionados of electronic music.
Director: Martin Garrix
Distributor: Abramorama
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Workshop
Logline: In a depressed coastal town outside Marseille, a group of teenagers join a novel-writing workshop headed up by a successful Paris-based writer of mysteries. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Florian Beaujean, Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci, Mamadou Doumbia
Director: Laurent Cantet
Writers: Laurent Cantet and Robin Campillo
Distributor: Strand Releasing
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 113 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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