The Early Report for March 12, 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 17 new openers in theatres for the week of March 15th, 2019.

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Aftermath
Logline: Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.
Featuring: Jason Clarke, Keira Knightley, Kate Phillips, Alexander Skarsgård
Director: James Kent
Writers: Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse and Rhidian Brook, based on the novel by Rhidian Brook
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content/nudity, and violence including some disturbing images
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Ash is Purest White
Logline: A young dancer goes to prison to protect her mobster boyfriend. In Cantonese and Mandarin with subtitles
Featuring: Liao Fan, Casper Liang, Zhao Tao, Xu Zheng
Director: Jia Zhangke
Writers: Jia Zhangke
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the California Theatre in Berkeley, the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Quad Cinema in New York City, the Embarcadero Center Cinemas in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 141 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Chimera
Logline: A brilliant but disturbed scientist freezes his children alive, while he races to cure their deadly genetic disease by decoding the DNA of the immortal Turritopsis jellyfish.
Featuring: Henry Ian Cusick, Erika Ervin, Kathleen Quinlan
Director: Maurice Haeems
Writer: Maurice Haeems
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: R for violence, bloody images, and nudity
Running Time: 80 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.66:1)

Combat Obscura
Logline: Documents the life of a videographer during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2011
Director: Miles Lagoze
Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Texas Theater in Dallas, the Cinema Detroit in Detroit, the Barrywoods 24 in Kansas City MO, the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth FL, the Glendale Cinemas in Glendale CA, the Bill Cosford Cinema in Miami, the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle and The Plaza Theatre in The Plaza GA
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 71 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

The Eyes of Orson Welles
Logline: Documents the imagination of one of the twentieth century’s most revolutionary artists through unprecedented access to hundreds of sketches, drawings, and paintings by Mr. Welles
Director: Mark Cousins
Distributor: Janus Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 115 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.78:1)

Faith, Hope & Love
Logline: A recent divorcee enters a dance contest to save her dance studio.
Featuring: Edward Asner, Corbin Bernsen, Robert Krantz, Peta Murgatroyd, Michael Richards, M. Emmet Walsh
Directors: J.J. Englert and Robert Krantz
Writer: Robert Krantz
Distributor: ArtAffects
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Harbor East Cinemas in Baltimore, the Canton 18 in Canton MI, the Countryside 12 in Clearwater FL, the Cine Grill in Delray Beach FL, the Waterfront 22 in Homestead PA, the Spectrum 21 in Irvine CA, the John R 15 in Madison Heights IL, the Orchard Park 15 in Orchard Park FL, the Pickwick 4 in Park Ridge IL, the Fashion Valley 18 in San Diego, the Schererville 16 in Schererville IL, the College Station 14 in Springfield MO, the Thousand Oaks 14 in Thousand Oaks CA, the Valley View Cinemas in Valley View OH, the Rialto Theatre in The Villages FLk the Rialto Cinemas in Westfield NJ, the Pascack Theatres in Westwood NJ, the Raceway 10 in Westbury NJ and the Woburn 14 in Woburn MA
MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Finding Steve McQueen
Logline: In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund.
Featuring: William Fichtner, Travis Fimmel, Lily Rabe, Rachael Taylor, Forest Whitaker
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Writers: Ken Hixon and Keith Sharon
Distributor: Momentum Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, the Loz Feliz 3 in Los Angeles, the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco, the Streets of Woodfield 20 in Schaumberg IL, the Varsity Theatre in Seattle
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, including some sexual references
Running Time: 91 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
Logline: A worried husband finds a lover for his depressed wife, but she falls in love with a bullied thirteen-year-old math prodigy and wants to have the boy’s baby. In French with subtitles
Featuring: Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Carole Laure
Director: Bertrand Blier
Writer: Bertrand Blier
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

The Hummingbird Project
Logline: A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.
Featuring: Jesse Eisenberg, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Alexander Skarsgård
Director: Kim Nguyen
Writer: Kim Nguyen
Distributor: The Orchard
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the Angelika Film Center and the Landmark at 57 West in New York City and the Landamrk 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout
Running Time: 110 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Iceman
Logline: After the murders of his tribe and the kidnapping of his infant child, a Neolithic clan leader goes on a mission to punish the killers. In Rhaetian with subtitles
Featuring: Andre Hennicke, Franco Nero, Sabin Tambrea, Jurgen Vogel, Susanne Wuest
Director: Felix Randau
Writer: Felix Randau
Distributor: Film Movement
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago, the Fort Wayne Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN, the Cinema Village in New York City and the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Juniper Tree
Logline: Two sisters flee their homeland after their mother is killed for practicing witchcraft.
Featuring: Björk, Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir, Valdimar Örn Flygenring, Guðrún Gísladóttir, Geirlaug Sunna Þormar
Director: Nietzchka Keene
Writer: Nietzchka Keene, based on the story by The Brothers Grimm
Distributor: Arbelos Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Metrograph Theatre in New York City
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 78 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Mission of Honor
Logline: A group of Polish pilots join Britian’s Royal Air Force after Germany invades Poland during World War II. In English and in German and Polish with subtitles
Featuring: Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini, Iwan Rheon
Director: David Blair
Writers: Robert Ryan and Alastair Galbraith
Distributor: Cinedigm
Opening Week Release Pattern: Select markets
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

The Mustang
Logline: A convict in a prison in rural Nevada participates in a rehabilitation program in which he trains wild mustangs.
Featuring: Gideon Adlon, Connie Britton, Bruce Dern, Jason Mitchell, Matthias Schoenaerts
Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Writers: Mona Fastvold and Brock Norman Brock and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Distributor: Focus Features
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, the 19th Street East 6 and the Landmark at 57 West in New York City and the Landmark 12 in West Los Angeles
MPAA Rating: R for language, some violence and drug content
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Never Grow Old
Logline: An Irish undertaker profits when outlaws take over a peaceful American frontier town, but his family comes under threat as the death toll rises.
Featuring: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, John Cusack, Déborah François, Emile Hirsch, Danny Webb
Director: Ivan Kavanagh
Writer: Ivan Kavanagh
Distributor: Saban Films
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Cinema Village in New York City
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language, some sexual content and brief drug use
Running Time: 100 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

No Manches Frida 2
Logline: When a seemingly reformed ex-con is about to marry the love of his life, wedding day jitters turn into a full blown fiasco. in Spanish with subtitles
Featuring: Itatí Cantoral, Omar Chaparro, Aarón Díaz, Martha Higareda, Mario Morán
Director: Nacho G. Velilla
Writers: Claudio Herrera and David S. Olivas and Sergio Sanchez, story by David S. Olivas and Oriol Capel and Nacho G. Velilla
Distributor: Pantaleon Films/Lionsgate
Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus playdates
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

Off Season
Logline: A young woman takes work on a Martha’s Vineyard farm and befriends the ten year old farmer’s daughter only to discover present day horrors that stem from a dark past.
Featuring: Braedyn Clark, Amanda Good Hennessey, Chance Kelly, Jessica Cadden Osborne
Director: Robert Cole
Writer: Erik Lieblein
Distributor: Indican Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Yardie
Logline: A young Jamacian man finds his past catching up with him on the streets of London.
Featuring: Aml Ameen, Stephen Graham, Shantol Jackson, Sheldon Shepherd
Director: Idris Elba
Writers: Brock Norman Brock and Martin Stellman, based on the novel by Victor Headley
Distributor: Rialto Pictures
Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the Abingdon Cinema in Abingdon VA, the Spectrum 8 in Albany NY, the Cine Theatre in Athens GA, the Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, the Metropolitan 14 in Austin, the Grand Avenue Cinema in Baldwin NY, the Eastpoint Cinemas in Baltimore, the Movie Tavern Citipalace in Baton Rouge LA, the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley CA, the Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Living Room Theatre in Boca Raton FL, the Kent Theatre in Brooklyn, the Canton 18 in Canton MI, the Cinema 12 in Carpentersville IL, the Chicago Heights Cinemas in Chicago Heights IL, the Ford City 14 and the River East 21 in Chicago, the Capital 8 in Columbia SC, the Gateway Film Center in Columbus OH, the Dos Lagos 15 in Corona CA, the Darside Cinema in Corvallis OR, the Triangle Square Cinemas in Costa Mesa CA, the Country Club Hills Cinema in Country Club Hills IL, the Victory Park Cinemas in Dallas, the Fairlane 21 in Dearborn MI, the Juban Crossing Cinemas in Denham Springs LA, the Northfield 18 in Denver, the Euless Cinemas in Euless TX, the Riviera Cinemas in Farmington Hills MI, the Main Street Cinemas in Flushing NY, the Glendale Cinemas in Glendale CA, the Grand 18 in Hialeah FL, the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood, the Dole Cannery 18 in Honolulu, the Glendale 12 in Indianapolis, the Cannery 14 in Las Vegas, the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington KY, the Movie Tavern in Little Rock AR, the Village 8 in Louisville KY, the Menomonee Falls Cinemas in Menomonee Falls WI, the Coconut Grove Cinemas, the Dolphin Mall Cinemas and the Sunset Place 24 in Miami, the Westown Movies in Middletown DE, the Southdale 16 in Minneapolis, the Hollywood 27 in Nashville, the Westbank Palace 16 in New Orleans, the New Roc 18 in New Rochelle NY, the Chelsea Cinemas and the Village East Cinemas in New York City, the Cityplex 12 in Newark NJ, the Bannon Crossing Cinemas in Nicholasville KY, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Fabian 8 in Paterson NJ, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia, the Harris Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Willow Creek 12 in Plymouth MN, the Living Room Theatre in Portland OR, the North Hills 14 in Raleigh NC, the Town Square Cinemas in Richmond Heights OH, the Royal Oak Theatre in Royal Oak MI, the Cinema Park North in San Antonio, the Opera Plaza Cineams in San Francisco, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe NM, the Camelview Cinemas in Scottsdale AZ, the Seymour Cinemas in Seymour CT, the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring MD, the Somerville Theatre in Somerville MA, The Charlestowne 18 in St. Charles IL, the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, the Movie Tavern Cinemas in Tucker GA, the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach FL, the West End Cinemas in Washington DC and the Cinemagic Theatre in Westbrook ME
MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA
Running Time: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.39:1)

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