The Early Report for March 6, 2019

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 14 new openers in theatres for the week of March 8th, 2019.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Triple Frontier
Logline: Five former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America.
Featuring: Ben Affleck, Adria Arjona, Garrett Hedlund, Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal
Director: J. C. Chandor
Writers: J. C. Chandor and Mark Boal
Distributor: Netflix
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the iPic Cinemas in Austin, the Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, the Glendale 12 in Indianapolis, the Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis, the iPic Cinemas Fulton Market in New York City, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak MI, the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the iPic Cinemas in Scottsdale AZ, the Crest Cinema Center in Seattle, the iPic Cinemas in South Barrington IL, the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and the iPic Cinemas in Westwood
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language throughout
Running Time: 125 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Friday, March 8, 2019

An Elephant Sitting Still
Logline: Four people in a Chinese city live through a complicated day as their lives intersect. In Mandarin with English subtitles
Featuring: Congxi Li, Yuchang Peng, Wang Yuwen, Yu Zhang
Director: Hu Bo
Writer: Hu Bo
Distributor: KimStim
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Film Society at Lincoln Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 234 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Babylon
Logline: The trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early eighties.
Featuring: Brian Bovell, Victor Romero Evans, Brinsley Forde, David N. Haynes,
Director: Franco Rosso
Writers: Franco Rosso and Martin Stellman
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Badla
Logline: A lawyer investigates further into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a young man.
Featuring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Tapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh, Begonia Villalba
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Writers: Sujoy Ghosh and Raj Vasant
Distributor: Red Chillies Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Black Mother
Logline: From red light districts to lush rain-forests, a loving and lyrical ode to Jamaica and its people, a visual poem that is at once deeply felt love letter and ecstatic street-corner prayer.
Director: Khalik Allah
Distributor: Grasshopper Film
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 77 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Boomerang
Logline: An ambitious young man fights for a social cause. In Tamil with English subtitles
Featuring: Megha Akash, Atharvaa, Indhuja, Upen Patel
Director: R. Kannan
Writer: R. Kannan
Distributor: US Tamil LLC
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 135 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamoprhic (2.39:1)

Ferrante Fever
Logline: Hillary Clinton, Roberto Saviano, Jonathan Franzen and others weigh-in on the Elena Ferrante “craze” and what makes her work – and her mysterious persona – so uniquely captivating.
Director: Giacomo Durzi
Distributor: Greenwich Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinema in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 71 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Gloria Bell
Logline: A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at Los Angeles dance clubs.
Featuring: Sean Astin, Michael Cera, Julianne Moore, Jeanne Tripplehorn, John Turturro, Alanna Ubach, Rita Wilson
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Writer: Alice Johnson Boher, based on the 2013 Chilean film written by Lelio
Distributor: A24
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center in New York City, and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Guddiyan Patole
Logline: Two young girls, made to live separately in their childhood, are brought together by destiny. In Punjabi with English subtitles
Featuring: Sonam Bajwa, Gurnam Bhullar, Rehan Jani, Nirmal Rishi, Tania
Director: Vijay Kumar Arora
Writer: Jagdeep Sidhu
Distributor: PVS
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 125 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

I’m Not Here
Logline: A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn’t the enemy he thinks it is.
Featuring: Max Greenfield, Maika Monroe, Mandy Moore, J.K. Simmons, Sebastian Stan
Director: Michelle Schumacher
Writers: Michelle Schumacher and Tony Cummings
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: 81 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

The Kid
Logline: A young boy witnesses Billy the Kid’s encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett.
Featuring: Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dane DeHaan, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt
Director: Vincent D’Onofrio
Writer: Andrew Lanham, story by Vincent D’Onofrio and Andrew Lanham
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

3 Faces
Logline: Three actresses at different stages of their career: One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory. In Azerbaijani and Persian with English subtitles
Featuring: Narges Delaram, Maedeh Erteghaei, Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei
Director: Jafar Panahi
Writers: Jafar Panahi and Nader Saeivar
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York CIty
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

We Are Boats
Logline: Lives intertwine and connect when Francesca navigates through the living world by encountering strangers at the exact moment she needs to.
Featuring: Uzo Aduba, Graham Greene, Luke Hemsworth, Amanda Plummer, Clayton Rohner, Angela Sarafyan
Director: James Bird
Writer: James Bird
Distributor: Breaking Glass Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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