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The 16 Indies to Watch on VOD This September

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 30, 2012 at 10:00AM

Indiewire has weeded through the films hitting VOD this Fall month to bring you a curated list of the 16 most worth your time. You'll find everything from the latest improvised romantic comedy from "Humpday" director Lynn Shelton to a found-footage horror movie that took Sundance by storm earlier this year and a drama that boasts Paul Dano's best performance yet.

"Nobody Walks" (September 6)

Co-written by "Girls" sensation Lena Dunham and directed by up-and-comer Ry Russo-Young ("You Won't Miss Me"), the Sundance drama "Nobody Walks" follows Martine (Olivia Thirlby), a 23-year-old artist from New York City who stays in the pool house of a Los Angeles family she has a loose connection to while she completes work on her art film. Drama ensues when the man of the house, Peter (John Krasinski), finds himself falling for Martine's seductive ways. With a name like Martine, who can blame him?

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

"Swoon" (September 11)

In honor of its 20th anniversary, FilmBuff presents the VOD premiere of Tom Kalin's seminal independent gay film "Swoon." The drama tells the true story of Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, 18-year-old lovers who kidnapped and murdered a 13-year-old boy in 1924 Chicago. The reason? Simply to prove to themselves that they were smart enough to get away with it. Previous film versions of this salacious story (including Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's loosely based play "Rope") downplayed the duo's homosexuality. Kalin's film differs by putting Leopold and Loeb's relationship front and center. Not to miss. (The film is also screening at BAM in Brooklyn on September 13. Go HERE for details.)

Where to Find: Movies On Demand, iTunes, Playstation, XBOX, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Charter, Cox, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon Fios

"Union Square" (September 18)

In Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino's latest indie vehicle to hit theaters, "Union Square," the actress plays Lucy, a manic mess of a woman who surprises her estranged sister Jenny (Tammy Blanchard) by showing up unannounced at her glam New York apartment overlooking the New York location of the title on Thanksgiving eve. Over the course of two days, Lucy and Jenny lay their grudges bare, reveal some big secrets and make an effort to get along once and for all. Broadway legend Patti LuPone pops up late in the film as the duo's troubled mother.

READ MORE: 'Union Square' Star Mira Sorvino Looks Back on Her Oscar Win and Explains Why She's Drawn to 'Dumb Blonde' Types

Where to Find: Movies On Demand, iTunes, Playstation, XBOX, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Charter, Cox, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon Fios

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