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The 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This September: 'Blue Caprice,' 'Adore, 'Paradise' and More

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire September 2, 2013 at 11:20AM

To help you figure out what to watch on VOD this month, we've compiled a list of the 10 best indies new to VOD this month.
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Paul Laurens Isaiah Washington As John Allen In "Blue Caprice."

To help you figure out what to watch on VOD this month, we've compiled a list of the 10 best indies new to VOD this month. Click on film title to learn more.

"Adore" (September 6)
The subject of much talk at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Anne Fontaine's English language debut "Adore" (previously titled "Two Mothers") features a premise that's sure to raise more than a few eyebrows. In the steamy drama, Robin Wright and Naomi Watts star as a pair of Australian mothers who bed each other's respective hunky sons one fateful summer.

Where to Watch:
iTunes, Bright House, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, Insight, Time Warner


"All Is Bright"
(September 10)
Director Phil Morrison's long-awaited followup to his acclaimed 2005 film "Junebug," which originally premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year with the title "Almost Christmas," stars Paul Giamatti as Dennis, a former conman fresh out of prison who gets in touch with his former partner in crime Rene (Paul Rudd) about getting steady employment to support himself. Rene reluctantly agrees, getting Dennis involved in his operation delivering Christmas trees to New York.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Playstation, XBOX, Vudu, Time Warner

"All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" (September 6)
Receiving a long overdue stateside release after originally premiering at festivals in 2006 and several foreign markets shortly after, "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" stars Amber Heard as the title role, the popular and attractive good girl at her Texas high school who gets invited to a party at a popular kid's ranch. Once they arrive and the debauchery ensues, the partygoers slowly begin disappearing one by one.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Playstation, XBOX, Vudu, Time Warner


"Blue Caprice"
(September 17)
Inspired by the Beltway sniper attacks, "Blue Caprice" tells the story of Lee Malvo, a teen who has been abandoned by his parents and is taken under the wing of Muhammed (Isaiah Washington), who goes on to serve as a sort of father figure to the boy. Muhammed eventually begins to show his darker and more aggressive side, persuading Lee Malvo to join him in his spree of vengeance against America.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Bright House, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, Insight, Time Warner


"C.O.G."
(September 20)
Premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "C.O.G." tells the story of a recent Yale graduate who deviates from his parents' plan for him and ventures to an Oregon apple farm to pick fruit. "The Cider House Rules," this is not. "C.O.G." is based on one of David Sedaris' autobiographical short stories included in his 1997 anthology, "Naked," and carries a quirkier tone than the 1999 John Irving adaptation. Indiewire Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn said the film "is like a collage of Americana from the perspective of someone incapable of comprehending its value," when he reviewed it at Sundance in January.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation, SuddenLink, Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, XBOX


"Good Ol' Freda"
(September 6)
Ryan White's SXSW hit doc "Good Ol' Freda" profiles Freda Kelly, the Beatles' devoted secretary and friend who worked for the band for a whopping 11 years. The film marks the first time she's told her story in 50 years, and is one of the few documentaries with the support of the living Beatles. "'Good Ol' Freda' moves along at an enjoyable pace made particularly slick by the rare inclusion of authorized Beatles music," wrote Eric Kohn in his review out of SXSW. "The movie is never too far away from a catchy tune..."

Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation, SuddenLink, Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, XBOX


"Inside Story"
(September 17)
Kalu (Kevin Ndege Mamboleo) is a Kenyan striker for the Malindi Sharks who dreams of playing professional soccer. When he learns he is HIV-positive, he becomes the cinematic vessel for an incredible journey through the human body. Intertwining a fictional dramatic story and real science to illustrate how the HIV virus affects the human anatomy, the movie is a tough one to pigeonhole, but one well worth seeking out.

Where to Watch: Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Vudu, Google Play

"Man of Tai Chi" (September 27)
Keanu Reeves makes his directorial debut with this long-in-the-works martial arts pic in which he stars as the underworld leader of an extreme fight club in Beijing who recruits Linhu (Tiger Hu Chen -- Reeves' martial arts trainer for "The Matrix"), an unassuming delivery man, to fight for him. Initially Linhu turns the offer down, but he soon changes his tune when he realizes his earnings could rescue his tai chi master's dilapidated temple from being demolished. As Linhu progresses as a fighter for his new boss, it isn't long before he uncovers the seedy nature of the world he's now a part of.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Playstation, XBOX, Vudu, Time Warner


"Paradise" (September 19)
Diablo Cody is back with her directorial debut (which she also wrote) called "Paradise," the story of a sweet and religious girl next door (Julianne Hough) who goes to the Las Vegas Strip to experience life after recovering from a terrible accident. She is accompanied by a charming bartender (Russell Brand) and a friendly showgirl (Octavia Spencer).

Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation, SuddenLink, Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, XBOX


"Red Obsession"
(September 6)
"Red Obsession" is a documentary that takes a look at the Bordeaux region of France which has become increasingly powerful and successful in the fermented beverage industry for its highly coveted namesake wine. The doc takes a look at the history and heritage of the vineyards, and the challenges they face in attempting to meet the voracious demands of the booming Chinese market, who seem to have all unanimously been diagnosed with "wine fever."

Where to Watch: Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Vudu, Google Play


This article is related to: VOD, New On VOD, Adore, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, Blue Caprice, Good Ol’ Freda, Love is All You Need, Stories We Tell, Diablo Cody, Sarah Polley