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Indie Film Release Guide: September 27th [An ONTD Original]

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The only major studio film (and wide release) this week comes in the animated form of Abominable, from Dreamworks and Universal. If you’re not here for fluffy white snow monsters, you can check out some of the releases from the past few weeks like Ad Astra or Hustlers, seize what is likely your final chance to watch The Goldfinch in theaters, or check out some of the options below.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia and Disney. Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: September 20th, September 13th, and September 6th.


Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell
Writer: Tom Edge
Director: Rupert Goold
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Plot: Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
What you should know: Based on the screenplay by Peter Quilter
Opens in: Select cities


Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.
What you should know: Narrated by Alicia Vikander
Opens in: Select cities

The Death of Dick Long

Stars: Michael Abbott, Jr., Virginia Newcomb, Andre Hyland, Sarah Baker
Writer: Billy Chew
Director: Daniel Scheinert
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Plot: Dick died last night, and Zeke and Earl don't want anybody finding out how. That's too bad though, cause news travels fast in small-town Alabama.
What you should know: From the director of Swiss Army Man.
Opens in: Select cities

The Day Shall Come

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, Denis O’Hare, Jim Gaffigan
Writer: Jesse Armstrong, Sean Gray, Tony Roche, Christopher Morris
Director: Christopher Morris
Genre: Comedy
Plot: An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams.
What you should know: Writer Jesse Armstrong just won an Emmy for his writing on the TV show Succession.
Opens in: Select cities

The Laundromat

Stars: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Sharon Stone, Melissa Rauch
Writer: Scott Z. Burns
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Genre: Drama
Plot: A widow investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.
What you should know: Based on the book by Jake Bernstein
Opens in: Select cities

One Cut of the Dead

Stars: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama,
Writer: Shin'ichirô Ueda, based on the play by Ryoichi Wada
Director: Shin'ichirô Ueda
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Plot: Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.
What you should know: This actually came out a week or two ago and I missed putting it in my weekly post, but the run has been extended in several cities.
Opens in: Select cities

Don’t Be Nice

Director: Max Powers
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: A team of young New York City Slam Poets finds its voice as it competes for the National Championship during the summer of 2016.
What you should know: It’s won best documentary at several small US film festivals.
Opens in: Select cities

Sink or Swim

Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Writer: Ahmed Hamidi, Julien Lambroschini, Gilles Lellouche
Director: Gilles Lellouche
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Plot: A group of 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool's first every synchronized swimming team - for men. Braving the skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself together, the group set out on an unlikely adventure, and on the way will rediscover a little self-esteem and a lot about themselves and each other.
What you should know: It’s in French, English, Norwegian and Sinhalese
Opens in: Select cities

Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Director: Bill Haney
Genre: Documentary
Plot: Renegade Texan scientist Jim Allison devotes his life’s work to find a cure for cancer after the disease takes the life of his mother.
What you should know: Allison is a Nobel laureate.
Opens in: Select cities

First Love

Stars: Masataka Kubota, Nao Omori, Shota Sometani, Sakurako Konishi
Writer: Masa Nakamura
Director: Takashi Miike
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Plot: A young boxer and a call girl get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.
What you should know: It’s in Japanese
Opens in: Select cities

Also opening: 10 Minutes Gone (Trailer), Groupers (Trailer), Nineteen Summers (Trailer), Sister Aimee (Trailer), Prey (Trailer), Obsession (American Dream) (Trailer)

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What have you been watching lately, ONTD? Seeing anything this weekend?
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