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by Indiewire
September 3, 2013 9:57 AM
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The 10 Indie Films You Must See This September

8. Mother of George (September 13)
Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Cast: Danai Gurira, Isaach De Bankolé, Yaya Decosta Alafia, Tony Okungbowa
Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Why is it a "Must See"?  A moving two-character study from Andrew Dosunmu ("Restless City"), this feature follows Adenike (Danai Gurira) and Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé), a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn whose marital bliss is halted by their inability to conceive a child. The problem devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leaving Adenike to make a shocking decision that could fix everything or destroy her family. Another highlight is the cinematography from the acclaimed Bradford Young, who shot "Ain't Them Bodies Saints."


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9. Populaire (September 6)
Director: Régis Roinsard
Cast: Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson
Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Why is it a "Must See"? This French film follows Rose, a young women determined to break free from her stifling life and amount to something other than a housewife. She applies for a job as a secretary at an insurance agency. Her interview is disastrous, but when her boss discovers her skill for typing, he hires her on the condition that she compete in a speed typing tournament. The 1950s era and French and American settings make this film seem like The Weinstein Company's tonal follow-up to the success of "The Artist." The film even features "Artist" star Bérénice Bejo and cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman.

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10. Thanks for Sharing (September 20)
Director: Stuart Blumberg
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins, Pink, Josh Gad
Distributor: Lionsgate

Why is it a "Must See"? Despite a rather tepid reception at last year's TIFF, Stuart Blumberg's follow-up screenplay to "The Kids Are All Right" features two awards-worthy thespians and looks to take on a topic mired in skepticism with a firm grip on reality. Blumberg's directorial debut doesn't shy away from the sensitive topics the screenwriter in him has come to embrace. The Oscar-nominated scribe behind "The Kids Are All Right" and "Keeping the Faith" takes on sex addiction in "Thanks for Sharing" with the help of Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow, the former a sex addict and the latter his new beau. The two must learn to develop a meaningful relationship while living with Ruffalo's condition. Mixed, year-old reactions aside, "Thanks for Sharing" has enough promise on paper -- and enough likable actors out front -- to earn a second chance come September.

Check out the trailer below:


2 Comments

  • Annette | September 3, 2013 7:44 PMReply

    These are 'indie' must-sees? This list makes me sad. I'm sure they're great movies but hardly considered independent.

  • jelena | September 3, 2013 7:13 PMReply

    what's indie about those film's?