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August 31, 2012 1:07 PM
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The 7 Indie Films You Must See This September

4. Keep The Lights On (September 7)

Director: Ira Sachs
Cast: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souléymane Sy Savané, Paprika Steen
Distributor: Music Box Films

Why is it a "Must See"? Director Ira Sachs (“Forty Shades of Blue”) paints a painfully realistic portrait of an epic relationship in “Keep The Lights On.” Set in 1990s New York, the loosely autobiographical film follows a documentarian (Thure Lindhardt) who falls for a closeted lawyer (Zachary Booth). Sachs charts what follows over a volatile ten year time frame, with each man struggling with their own private compulsions and addictions – often at the expense of their relationship.  With strong performances and a thoughtful screenplay that defies convention, “Keep The Lights On” captures a poignant, raw love story sure to resonate strongly with audiences gay and straight.

Check out the trailer below:

5. Bachelorette (September 7)

Director: Leslye Headland
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, Rebel Wilson, James Marsden, Adam Scott
Distributor: RADiUS-The Weinstein Company

Why is it a "Must See"? Already out on VOD since early August (where its been doing very well), Leslye Headland's directorial debut "Bachelorette" most definitely deserves a theatrical reception when its released this September. A sort of "Bridesmaids" by way of "Heathers," the dark comedy finds Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan at the top of their respective games as a trio of questionable personalities who end up being asked to play bridesmaids to their high school frenemy (a fantastic Rebel Wilson). 

READ MORE: 'Bachelorette' Funny Lady Rebel Wilson: "I pick up the roles other actresses don't want"

Check out the trailer below:

6. Hello I Must Be Going (September 7)

Director: Todd Louiso
Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Abbott and Blythe Danner
Distributor: Oscilloscope

Why is it a "Must See"? Melanie Lynskey continues to prove she should be a much bigger star than she is in Todd Louiso's "Hello I Must Be Going." The film finds Lynskey playing a young divorcée forced to move back in with her parents in suburban Connecticut.  Its here she ends up having an affair with a much younger guy (Christopher Abbott, of recent "Girls" fame), and thus starts getting her groove back.

Check out the trailer below:

7. Detropia (September 7)

Director: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Distributor: Self-distributed

Why is it a "Must See"? Oscar-nominated "Jesus Camp" directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady are going the self-distribution route with their latest, "Detropia." Natives of Detroit, Ewing and Grady take four-year look at the city's recessionary struggles. Beautiful and affecting, it's yet another doc alum of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (which clearly had quite the slate) hitting theaters this September

READ MORE: 'Jesus Camp' Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady Go DIY With 'Detropia'

Check out the film's trailer below:

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2 Comments

  • Vino | August 31, 2012 7:12 PMReply

    Another unreal gay pic (Keep the Lights On). How about 2 gays who trick, move in together and then cheat cheat on each other, but still live together. Stop w the drugs and the femme wishywashy.

  • Rosie | August 31, 2012 6:11 PMReply

    Awesome!